Top Official Out After Betraying Trump

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The case of Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher is still having a trickledown effect that may cause more conflict within Navy leadership.

After secret conversations were discovered regarding Gallagher by the Secretary of the Navy Richard Spencer and White House officials, Secretary of Defense Mark. T. Esper demanded the resignation of Spencer.

Going Behind His Back

There has been a lot of conflicting stories about Gallagher over the last few weeks.

After Gallagher’s trial, his rank was reduced and he was in danger of losing his Trident.

The loss of rank would have cost Gallagher hundreds of thousands of dollars over the course of his retirement, which has his supporters up in arms.

Trump restored Gallagher’s rank and demanded his Trident remain untouched.

According to reports, while threatening to remove Gallagher’s Trident, Secretary Spencer was trying to broker a deal behind the scenes to get Gallagher to retire now, in which case he would allow Gallagher to keep his Trident.

When word of this got out, both Trump and Esper were furious.

Esper stated, “I am deeply troubled by this conduct shown by a senior DOD official.

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

The Fix Was In

This entire mess stems from an internal investigation that was to be held by the Trident review board.

Spencer was holding one position publicly while apparently trying to gain favor with the President privately.

Reports stated that Spencer wanted Trump to allow the Trident board to conduct its review, something Trump had ordered halted.

However, Spencer was reportedly guaranteeing the outcome of the review to be that Gallagher would be given back his rank and would be permitted to keep his Trident.

Trump was furious over the nature of the dishonesty, which then resulted in Spencer being terminated.

Kenneth Braithwaite, upon Esper’s recommendation to Trump, is atop the President’s list to replace Spencer as the Secretary of the Navy.

Braithwaite is currently serving as the U.S. Ambassador to Norway and he is a retired Rear Admiral.

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    Just a couple of comments to bring a few of my fellow Americans up to date on goings on in the federal government (especially in the uniform services and their civilian supervisors) since the departure of Ronald Reagan (please note, I left active military duty the year before Ronny left). Can’t speak for all of the swamp’s current personnel policies, but a couple I will mention might give you some insight as to why so many members of the military officers’ corps keep stepping in something and/or tripping over their own lips. First, certain officers selected for O-4 (major/lieutenant commander) are offered a lobotomy, supposedly to clear their minds of any matter that might cause independent thinking. Officers selected for O-6 (colonel/captain) are offered a flapotomy (a procedure in which a flap is cut in the abdomen with surgical Velcro applied in such a manner that the officer can drop the flap in order to see where they are going with their head up their rectum). Finally those officers selected for O-7 (brigadier general/rear admiral) are sent to a sailing course at the Naval Academy where they are taught the fine art/skill of tacking into both starboard and port winds. Hope this explains some of the reasons the leadership coming from most of the officer corps for the last 30 odd years has been marginal at best. The only thing they have excelled at is turning what should be short aggressive skirmishes with clearly defined objectives into long draw out fiascos designed to line the pockets of the military industrial complex and their favorite politicians!



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