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2019-11-24 Home Front: Politix
Breaking: Navy secretary Richard Spencer resigns amid controversy over Navy SEAL
[WSJ via Hot Air] The defense chief demanded his resignation Sunday after Mr. Spencer attempted to cut a deal with the White House over the case of Navy SEAL Edward Gallagher, Mr. Spencer said.

Mr. Spencer had attempted to make a deal with the White House in which President Trump would allow the Navy to conduct an internal Navy review of Chief Gallagher, but that he would then be allowed to retire with his Trident pin, the revered symbol of his membership in the elite commando force. But Mr. Esper only learned of these efforts after the fact, and thus lost confidence in Mr. Spencer.

"I am deeply troubled by this conduct shown by a senior DOD official." Mr. Esper said in a statement. "Unfortunately, as a result I have determined that Secretary Spencer no longer has my confidence to continue in his position. I wish Richard well."
NYPost has more
Earlier the now-former secretary of the Navy denied he’d threatened to resign.
Posted by Frank G 2019-11-24 18:50|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6476 views ]  Top

#1 A sharp lesson for the upper levels of the executive branch, well beyond just the military. That nice lieutenant colonel who testified about acting on his concerns might want to start feeling apprehensive about now.
Posted by trailing wife 2019-11-24 19:55||   2019-11-24 19:55|| Front Page Top

#2 Good to know Dr. Esper can be counted on for decisive action.
Posted by Dron66046 2019-11-24 20:35||   2019-11-24 20:35|| Front Page Top

#3 Progress. Not exactly Great Again, but movement in the right direction.

Journey of a 1,000 miles etc
Posted by Lex 2019-11-24 21:03||   2019-11-24 21:03|| Front Page Top

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