Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Acting U.S. Secretary Of Defense Shanahan Withdraws As Defense Secretary Nominee

Daily Mail: BREAKING NEWS: Trump FIRES acting Pentagon secretary Patrick Shanahan after defense chief revealed to have been accused of hitting wife in drunken row but claimed he was the victim

* President Trump said Patrick Shanahan decided not to go forward with confirmation
* Trump had yet to send the formal nomination of Acting Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan to the Senate
* Both Shanahan and wife Kimblerly told authorities the other had hit them in a dispute in 2010
* The counter claims are described in years of divorce filings
* Trump announced the nomination May 9
* The holdup was revealed amid increased tensions with Iran as the U.S. sends more troops to the region
* 2010 incident in Seattle ended up with the couple on front lawn of their home after police were called after both were drinking

President Donald Trump announced he is pulling the nomination of Acting Pentagon chief Patrick Shanahan – following revelations about years-old domestic violence claims involving Shanahan and his former wife.

'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 wrote on Twitter Tuesday.

'I thank Pat for his outstanding service and will be naming Secretary of the Army, Mark Esper, to be the new Acting Secretary of Defense. I know Mark, and have no doubt he will do a fantastic job!' the president wrote.

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WNU Editor: Apparently this family affair involves a domestic violence dispute with his ex-wife which resulted in her arrest .... FBI examining 2010 domestic fight involving acting defense secretary Shanahan; accounts differ on aggressor (USA). Other reports are saying that the children do not want to revisit this dispute, a dispute that since it is now being reported, would have been brought up in the confirmation process and covered non-stop by the media. Sighhhh .... this is not how you want to end your career. I now understand why President Trump has delayed this process, and why he was asking allies a few weeks ago on who would they support as a Defense Secretary.

More News On Acting U.S. Secreary Of Defense Shanahan Withdrawing As Defense Secretary Nominee

Read the full statement from acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan about a 2010 domestic case -- USA Today
Shanahan steps down to avoid ‘painful’ family situation -- AP
Shanahan drops out of contention to lead Pentagon, as Trump taps Army secretary -- FOX News
Shanahan withdraws from consideration to be U.S. defense secretary -- Reuters
Shanahan Withdraws as Defense Secretary Nominee -- The New York Times
As Trump’s defense pick withdraws, he addresses violent domestic incidents -- The Washington Post
Shanahan out: Acting defense secretary withdraws his confirmation bid amid family issues -- Military Times
Trump says Shanahan out of confirmation process to be defense secretary -- CNN
Trump says Shanahan out as Defense secretary nominee -- The Hill
Shanahan Steps Down as Acting Defense Secretary After Reports of FBI Investigation -- Military.com
Shanahan's defense secretary nomination collapses, leaving another void in Trump's Cabinet -- Politico
Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan steps down, withdraws from Cabinet consideration -- NBC
Patrick Shanahan: Trump says his choice for Pentagon chief is out -- BBC
Trump's pick for Pentagon chief has unexpectedly pulled his name out of the running and stepped down -- Business Insider
Trump announces acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan will step down -- Axios


Carl said...

Bolton needs to be next. That guy will start WWIII if he's not removed soon.

Anonymous said...

Why cite two sources that we are told over and over are fake news and enemies of the people?

Anonymous said...

Because you should have enough of an intellect to draw your own conclusions. Sick burn though.

Anonymous said...

I suspect the family issue is a false flag and not the real cause for Shanahan’s departure. More than likely due to Shanahan not advising Trump about the hacking of the Russian power grid.