An interesting trend is developing as the Trump administration gets up and running. The President takes a position on an issue, then members of Team Trump go out and publically take the opposite position. We saw it happen with waterboarding. Trump said he was all for it and other forms of torture; Defense Secretary James Mattis said, um, no. (The President said, That's cool, you can override me
on that one.) Now we're seeing it on Russia. Trump's friendly with Vladimir Putin, has refused to condemn Russia's hacking of the 2016 election and hints he might want to recognize Russia's annexation in Crimea. In her debut at the UN Security Council, UN Ambassador Nikki Haley was having none of it. She blasted the Russians
and said they need to get out of Crimea, which the rest of the world says is still part of Ukraine. So what did Haley's boss think of her comments? We haven't heard, but the White House was aware of her speech in advance. Explaining the US' relationship with Russia is just one of many items on Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's to-do list.