CABINET/DEFENSE/JAMES MATTIS: "Gen. Mattis, who is revered by many in the military, has other foreign policy views that differ from his prospective new boss. He has been sharply critical of Russia’s intentions in Ukraine, while Mr. Trump has deflected criticism about Russian President Vladimir Putin and said he wants to improve U.S. relations with the Kremlin."

 – “Donald Trump’s Cabinet Picks Disagree With President-Elect on Some Key Issues,” Wall Street Journal online, Dec. 27, 2016, Damien Paletta, 12/27/2016

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