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The best and the brightest? White House plagued by high turnover and missing security clearances

Donald Trump was going to drain the swamp and staff his administration with the best people in the world. Instead …

Mr. Trump is on his second press secretary, his second national security adviser and his third deputy national security adviser. Five different people have been named communications director or served in the job in an acting capacity. The president has parted ways with his chief strategist, health secretary, several deputy chiefs of staff and his original private legal team. He is on his second chief of staff — and some wonder whether a third may be in the offing soon.

That includes the former national security adviser who’s now under indictment and cooperating with the special counsel’s investigation, the health secretary who used his previous role in Congress to push benefits for companies he invested in and who as a cabinet member burned up the private jet miles, the Mooch, and the white supremacist who the Mooch said was “trying to suck [his] own cock.” It does not appear to include the Hungarian Nazi or either of the wife-beaters. But they’re all part of the record-high staff turnover rate of 34 percent. 

Of the people who are still there:

… 30 to 40 people in the White House have yet to secure permanent security clearances a year into the administration and could potentially be unsuited to such high-level jobs. 

It’s been more than a year for some of those people, like Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner, who has repeatedly revised his security clearance questionnaire.

Of course, none of them live up to the guy in the Oval Office.

Jose Mourinho is plagued by a horrible Newcastle curse

Newcastle United 1 – Manchester United 0

Can Manchester City just be crowned champions already?

Man United blew it once again on Sunday away at Newcastle.

Rafa Benitez’s side picked up an enormous three points thanks to a 1-0 win over the Red Devils.

The hero for the Magpies was midfielder Matt Ritchie. He drilled home a left footed shot after Chris Smalling gave away a penalty for diving.

The win have boosted Newcastle’s hopes of beating the drop.

Jose Mourinho is cursed against Newcastle

One of the craziest stats in football continued at St James’ Park on Sunday.

Jose Mourinho struggles at Newcastle and always has done. In fact it seems like he’s cursed!

The Special One’s overall record at St James’ Park is:

Played: 7

Drawn: 3

Lost:  4

As a visiting manager, Jose Mourinho has a better record at the Camp Nou, Old Trafford, Emirates, Anfield and Etihad than at St. James’ Park.

Full breakdown of Jose Mourinho’s rubbish record at Newcastle United

Newcastle United 1 – Chelsea 1. May 15, 2005. This was on the final day of the 2004/2005 season with Chelsea having already wrapped up the Premier League title. A 33rd minute Geremi own goal was levelled up two minutes later by a Frank Lampard penalty.

Newcastle United 1 – Chelsea 0. February 20, 2005. Newcastle dumped Chelsea out the FA Cup thanks to a Patrick Kluivert goal. Mourinho made a triple change at half-time but saw his players succumb to injury and red card. Chelsea finished the game with nine men on the pitch.

Newcastle United 0 – Chelsea 0. April 22, 2007. A strong Chelsea side failed to find a way past Newcastle United late on in the 2006/2007 season.

Newcastle United 2 – Chelsea 0. November 2, 2013. Yoann Gouffran and Loic Remy were on target for Newcastle. Even by this point, the English media were pointing out that Jose Mourinho had never won at St James’ Park.

Newcastle United 2 – Chelsea 1. December 6, 2014. Chelsea had come into this match on a 23-game unbeaten run. Papiss Cisse scored twice in the second half. Didier Drogba pulled one back late on after Steven Taylor had been sent off.

Newcastle United 2 – Chelsea 2. September 26, 2015. Chelsea battled back to grab a point. Ayoze Perez and Giogrinio Wijnaldum scored for the Toon. Ramires and Willian scored in the final 11 minutes.

Also see: Chris Smalling was an idiot, Newcastle were robbed.

Graeme Souness destroys Paul Pogba before Newcastle.