WASHINGTON (AP) The Navy has been notified that the White House will not intervene to stop a disciplinary proceeding that could cost a SEAL his position in the elite unit, a senior Navy official said Sunday.
Although President Donald Trump had tweeted on Thursday that he would not let the Navy remove Chief Petty Officer Edward Gallagher from the SEALs, the Navy was given White House guidance on Friday that it can proceed as planned, the Navy official said. The official spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss internal matters.
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This is an excellent OPED by Capt. Brennan (RET) that outlines, with great historical reference, the many times an officer, demoted, has been given clemency for behavior unbecoming an officer..the debate, pro or con..This article addresses Gallagher's situation ..The whole story demonstrates precedent..clemency, over many years...
The historical references are many - this story, jaw dropping, about Cuba and the Bay of Pigs..an officer demoted.
You are going to be amazed by the photos..historical photos..most recently, photo of the USS John McCain sitting atop a rescue ship after collision..2017..and the story of those demoted for the collision..
Pic too, Harry Truman piped aboard the USS Missouri..1945
in convo with many of his retired Navy folk's and they are so worried about the moral of the enlists rank and file..he wrote to me saying
"Good news afa E7 Gallagher. The Chief's mess won't allow him in...he's not a chief...he's an E7. I suppose when you go online and call superior officers names, Yeah, it's not going to end well for him. He doesn't need to receive lifetime benefits if you ask me...that's for another day...
When there is a D in the WH, that trident will get yanked...it's pretty clear here...you piss off an admiral? Stand by".
Update- he said..I went onto NYT website and let it fly...had a lot of recommendations...and reading the comments - We are not alone here...all the comments were condemning the loser...
at every turn...he also tried to disparage Fiona Hill...timmyboy said he was resigning...I look forward to timmyboys open testimony Tuesday..I would also hope they call Gen. Kellogg, who Williams reported to and he was on the July 25th call..
This is how he, timmyboy, ended his opening statement..
" Serving at the White House in this time of unprecedented global change has been the opportunity of a lifetime. I am proud of what I have been able in some small way to help the Trump administration to accomplish". COUGH COUGH..
from article above..
I have read the transcripts of both Williams and Morrison..like night and day...took me most of yesterday afternoon..and this morning to get through both....I was seething reading his disgusting approach to Vindman..timmyboy is a former staffer for rep. Kyl...
lie for tRump..but she did not disparage the penceman in any way...she did her job..which was to make sure the penceman had the information he needed to talk coherently during heads of state calls and meetings, and to care for the logistics for out of country, or in state travel...she reported to General Kellogg..Jennifer and Gen. Kellogg were on the now infamous July 25th call..
Also in each transcript I have read this statement to them has been expressed
"Fina1ly, to restate what I and others have emphasized in other interviews, Congress will not tolerate any reprisal, threat of repnisal, on attempt to retaliate against any U.S. Government official for testifying before Congress, including you or any of your colleagues".
Now just to add a bit about Timmyboy Morrisons transcript, he heard nothing inappropriate on the call..in fact, during his testimony timmyboy, the Federalist his is, republican staffer for Kyl among his resume accounts, tried to throw Vindman under the bus..our wonderful Democratic Reps would have nothing to do with it..he, Timmyboy, was challenged about his disgusting attempt to disparage Vindman...oh, and he went after Fiona Hill...whom he replaced...
I am looking forward to his open testimony Tuesday..BTW..Timmyboy said he was resigning from govt...see ya timmyboy...
Nor does he represent those of us sane people in his district...Joan Greene is making her moves against the chair (cough) of the freedumb scam caucus...this was his message.."I will work hard every day for my constituents of Arizona's Fifth Congressional District." - Fail!!!!!
Along with Mark Kelly vs McSally..may our state of AZ bring the senate home -
Opposing the decision to end certain United States efforts to prevent Turkish military operations against Syrian Kurdish forces in Northeast Syria
AZ..ALL three Gosar, Biggs, Lesko - Nay...aholes .
Excellent article ..lengthy, but relevant information for what we may be reading in the days to come..
Second, to introduce before that Committee those testimonies, unredacted versions of the whistleblowers memo, transcripts of Trumps phone calls with President Zelensky, and other corroborating information in support of clearly written articles of impeachment.
Third, to hold a House Judiciary Committee hearing where committee counsel put the case for impeachment simply and directly, followed by a likely party-line vote in favor of particular articles of impeachment. Fourth, to hold a timed floor debate and vote out an impeachment resolution, perhaps supported by a few Republican votes, before Congress 2019 Thanksgiving recess.
Good write up..unable to copy...
The ambassador's, and the campaign against her, that preceded it, are emerging as a key sequence of events behind the whistleblower complaint....
Authored by Free Speech For Peoples Legal Director, constitutional lawyer Ron Fein, and issued by Free Speech For People, By The People, CREDO Action, and the Equal Justice Society, the report shows a pattern of the presidents racist rhetoric and policy actions, and sets forth, for the first time, a constitutional framework for determining when racist presidential action and rhetoric crosses the line into high Crimes and Misdemeanors.
They have compiled a list of the many impeachable offenses at the same site..too numerous to list..read them here....
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