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Sun Nov 24, 2019, 05:57 PM

Pentagon chief asks for Navy secretary's resignation over private proposal in Navy SEAL's case



Defense Secretary Mark T. Esper asked for the resignation of Navy Secretary Richard V. Spencer on Sunday after losing confidence in him over his handling of the case of a Navy SEAL accused of war crimes in Iraq, the Pentagon said.

Spencer’s resignation came in the wake of the controversial case of Chief Petty Officer Edward Gallagher, a Navy SEAL who was accused of war crimes on a 2017 deployment. He was acquitted of murder but convicted in July of posing with the corpse of a captive.

Esper asked for Spencer’s resignation after learning that he had privately proposed to White House officials that if they did not interfere with proceedings against Gallagher, then Spencer would ensure that Gallagher was able to retire as a Navy SEAL, with his Trident insignia.

Spencer’s private proposal to the White House — which he did not share with Esper over the course of several conversations about the matter — contradicted his public position on the Gallagher case, chief Pentagon spokesman Jonathan Hoffman said in a statement.

Esper said in the statement that he was “deeply troubled by this conduct.”

“Unfortunately, as a result I have determined that Secretary Spencer no longer has my confidence to continue in his position," Esper said. "I wish Richard well.”

Spencer’s spokeswoman did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/2019/11/24/pentagon-chief-asks-navy-secretarys-resignation-over-private-proposal-navy-seals-case

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Reply Pentagon chief asks for Navy secretary's resignation over private proposal in Navy SEAL's case (Original post)
tenderfoot Nov 2019 OP
Kaleva Nov 2019 #1
triron Nov 2019 #5
3catwoman3 Nov 2019 #7
lunatica Nov 2019 #9
C_U_L8R Nov 2019 #2
Midnight Writer Nov 2019 #3
demmiblue Nov 2019 #4
demmiblue Nov 2019 #6
3catwoman3 Nov 2019 #8
Jewls2 Nov 2019 #10
Gothmog Nov 2019 #11
bluestarone Nov 2019 #12
Arazi Nov 2019 #13

Response to tenderfoot (Original post)

Sun Nov 24, 2019, 06:03 PM

1. Thanks to Trump, this has turned into a cluster fuck.

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Response to Kaleva (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 24, 2019, 06:37 PM

5. Trump has the opposite of the Midas touch.

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Response to triron (Reply #5)

Sun Nov 24, 2019, 06:51 PM

7. He has the Mid-ASS touch.

Everything he touches turn to shit.

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Response to 3catwoman3 (Reply #7)

Sun Nov 24, 2019, 06:56 PM

9. I can't agree more.

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Sun Nov 24, 2019, 06:28 PM

3. Convicted criminal soldiers get pardons. Soldiers doing their sworn duty get punished. MAGA?

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Sun Nov 24, 2019, 06:34 PM

4. Breaking: Navy Secretary Richard Spencer Resigns Amid Controversy Over Navy SEAL - WSJ

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Sun Nov 24, 2019, 06:39 PM

6. Pentagon: Sec. Esper has proposed to the president that US Amb. to Norway Kenneth Braithwaite...

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Response to demmiblue (Reply #6)

Sun Nov 24, 2019, 06:53 PM

8. Watch him pick Sean...

...Spicer. Spicer’s gig at Dancing With The Stars is over, so he needs a new “job.”

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Response to tenderfoot (Original post)

Sun Nov 24, 2019, 07:41 PM

10. Didn't this seal bad mouth and gloat his victory over the higher ups? So not only a pardon,

 

but a take down of the man he was dissing. wow

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Sun Nov 24, 2019, 08:43 PM

11. This is an amazing resignation letter

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Sun Nov 24, 2019, 08:51 PM

12. So unreal

Trade a Naval secretary for a GUILTY ASSHOLE! what a fucking world we live in. So proud that the Naval Sec won't BOW to king tRUMP tho!

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Response to tenderfoot (Original post)

Sun Nov 24, 2019, 09:02 PM

13. So Esper fired Spencer because he was going to do what Trump wanted

You realize that makes no sense right?

Esper is desperately trying to spin the narrative. It makes much more sense that Spencer wouldn't carry out #Traitor's order.

This whole thing stinks of Erik Prince tbh. I haven't figured it out yet but it reeks of his mercenary army and his desire to fill it with ex-military that are either shady af or outright criminals

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