Breaking! TRUMP FIRES Navy Secretary over pardoned Navy SEAL Gallagher [Updated]

Trump just tweeted that he fired the Secretary of the Navy.

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1198746358091530241

And there was a statement from him about what it happened.

Wow.

Jen Griffin has more about what happened here.

Here is the rest of the content from her tweets:

I am told Navy Secretary Spencer blindsided Defense Secretary Esper and Gen Mark Milley who had gone to the WH to defend Navy decision and ask that Trident review board be allowed to proceed. WH then told them about back deal Spencer tried to cut…

which did not gibe with what Spencer had told the Defense Secretary and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs. It also was counter to Spencer’s public statements. In other words Spencer was not honest with them or the public so Esper asked for his resignation.

In the end Navy Secretary Richard Spencer was not fired for standing up for military justice but for dishonesty and undermining the military justice system, according to a senior US official. He was fired for “lack of candor.”

Official: Esper then decided that given all of the messy issues surrounding Chief Eddie Gallagher’s case that it would be impossible for him to get a fair hearing from military so he has decided to allow him to keep his Trident and retire at current rank from Navy.

I am told by Navy source that they “can’t see a world where they go forward” with the other 3 SEALs peer review board hearing. “We need to move on.”



This is just stunning. I can’t imagine anyone is happy about what is happening in the military leadership right now….

This is what the media will say tomorrow:

And I can’t help but wonder if Trump was influenced by this earlier on Fox News:

Too much winning all over the place.

UPDATE:

Chuck Schumer just posted a statement praising Spencer for “standing up” to Trump.

Well there you go.

UPDATE:

And now Gallagher has released a statement thanking everyone who supported him, especially Trump.

https://twitter.com/PeteHegseth/status/1198780634904383492

And a statement from a Democrat and 23 year veteran of the Navy:

If you want to know how big a deal this story is, all the trending topics on Twitter are about… football.

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