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Trump Wanted to Fire Defense Secretary Esper Over Use of Troops for Riots

But he didn’t, for now. According to the Wall Street Journal: President Trump last week was on the brink of firing Defense Secretary Mark Esper over their differing views of domestic use of active-duty military, before advisers and allies on Capitol Hill talked him out of it, according to several officials. The officials said Mr. Trump was furious with Mr. Esper for not supporting his

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Secretary of Defense Esper: “I do not support invoking the Insurrection Act”

The Pentagon is not quite down with President Trump’s eagerness to send in the troops, it appears. According to the Washington Examiner: Defense Secretary Mark Esper delivered a strong condemnation Wednesday of the “murder” of George Floyd by Minnesota police officers while attempting to distance the Pentagon from politics and President Trump’s call to use the military to quell nationwide protests. “The killing of George

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Video || Trump DoD Nominee Refuses to Commit Not to Lobby; Warren Goes Bonkers

Kind of fun. Here’s some of the service to the country by Defense Secretary nominee Mark Esper that Elizabeth Warren casually discounts. Via Wikipedia: Esper served as an infantry officer with the 101st Airborne Division and deployed with the “Screaming Eagles” for the 1990–91 Gulf War. His battalion was part of the famous “left hook” that led to the defeat of the Iraqi Army. For his actions, Esper

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