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Tue Jun 18, 2019, 09:21 PM

White House knew about Shanahan domestic incident for months, officials say

Source: CBS News

The White House knew about a violent domestic dispute between members of outgoing Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan's family that derailed his expected nomination to become the permanent secretary, according to two administration officials familiar with the matter.

Even so, President Trump said as he departed for Florida Tuesday that he had only learned of Shanahan's family issues for the first time "yesterday." Mr. Trump said he had not asked Shanahan to withdraw his nomination to be defense secretary and that it was Shanahan's decision.

Mr. Trump also said he intends to nominate Army Secretary Mark Esper, who will become acting secretary, for the permanent position. "That's what I plan to do," he said, adding that he would decide soon.

Shanahan withdrew from consideration for the top Pentagon post on Tuesday, as reports emerged about two confrontations dating back to 2010 and 2011. In the 2010 incident, Shanahan and his then-wife, Kimberly Jordinson, each claimed to have been punched by the other, according to divorce records. Shanahan denied hitting Jordinson and she was arrested, but the case was later dropped.

Read more: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/patrick-shanahan-defense-secretary-white-house-knew-about-domestic-incident-for-months-officials-say/

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groundloop Jun 18 OP
no_hypocrisy Jun 18 #1
BigmanPigman Jun 18 #2
Retrograde Jun 18 #3
FakeNoose Jun 19 #4
certainot Jun 19 #5
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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 09:30 PM

1. Like the WH knew about Rob Porter and HIS domestic violence.

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Response to no_hypocrisy (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 09:51 PM

2. They sure are draining the swamp, aren't they?

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Response to no_hypocrisy (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 10:39 PM

3. It's starting to look like Trump

doesn't consider domestic violence a bad thing.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Wed Jun 19, 2019, 12:40 AM

4. It's kompromat - Chump only wants people he can blackmail

Every one of his appointees has a skeleton (or two) in the closet. Chump wouldn't know how to deal honestly with any employee, he only knows how to bully people.

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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #4)

Wed Jun 19, 2019, 07:09 AM

5. shaanahan may have been resistant to bolton pompeio iran regime change

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Wed Jun 19, 2019, 08:03 AM

6. "We hire only the best people" nt

 

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