[UPDATE: TRUMP PULLED HIM] – Acting Defense Secretary WITHDRAWING his nomination!

Well this is a shock. Trump just announced that Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan is withdrawing his nomination:

Wow. This is so sudden it makes me wonder what they found in Shanahan’s background that might have been a problem for him in the confirmation process. Or did he just have a change of heart?

[UPDATE: According to Fox News, Trump lost confidence in Shanahan’s nomination after the D-Day events (controversy over Navy shipped named after John McCain’s father) as well as some investigation into allegations of domestic abuse after a terrible divorce.

In fact they report that the White House had stalled Shanahan’s nomination, never sending it to Capitol Hill to get the ball rolling.]

I did a quick search and found a few pictures of Secretary of the Army Mark Esper:

UPDATE 2: This is an article from today on the FBI investigating Shanahan over domestic fight…

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