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Tue Jun 18, 2019, 01:25 PM

Trump says Shanahan out as Defense secretary nominee

Source: The Hill

Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has withdrawn from consideration to lead the Pentagon on a permanent basis, President Trump announced Tuesday.

The announcement came after USA Today published the details of a 2010 violent domestic dispute with his then-wife that was investigated by the FBI for his background check.

“Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan, who has done a wonderful job, has decided not to go forward with his confirmation process so that he can devote more time to his family,” Trump tweeted.

The president said he would name Mark Esper, who currently serves as secretary of the Army, as the new acting Defense chief.




Read more: https://thehill.com/policy/defense/449104-trump-says-shanahan-out-as-defense-secretary

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Jose Garcia Jun 18 OP
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Achilleaze Jun 18 #2
Maxheader Jun 18 #3
GusBob Jun 18 #4
lagomorph777 Jun 18 #5
Dave Starsky Jun 18 #7
INdemo Jun 18 #6

Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 01:30 PM

1. Another fleeing rat

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 01:31 PM

2. The republican Draft-Dodger-in-Chief* picks so many losers

...as he and his KGOP republican cronies continue to piss on US Intelligence, and to systematically weaken US Security.


* Dirty Donny (R)

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 01:53 PM

3. Oh cheetox , with a war coming in iran..is this wise? Who will lead?

Was there ever any doubt?...



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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 02:14 PM

4. Devote more time to his family lol

So when did you stop beating your wife Patrick?

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Response to GusBob (Reply #4)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 02:38 PM

5. I'm not sure his family wants to see more of him.

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Response to GusBob (Reply #4)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 06:38 PM

7. That is so funny. It's such a humorous cliche now.

If you're quitting to "spend more time with your family", we all know you fucked up... big time.

It would be better if he said he was quitting to pursue his interest in Olympic-level table tennis.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 06:33 PM

6. 8 years and the Right Wing rag publishing this story now?

Could it be that
Acting Secretary Patrick Shanahan would not go along with beating the war drums or agreeing with Trump's lies to get us into a war..I would think this is probably closer to the real reason he is leaving.

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