• Trump's rush to appoint Shanahan ignored crucial vetting

    5 monthes ago - By Think Progress

    Another of President Donald Trump's prospects for an important position fell through Tuesday, as Trump announced he'd be replacing Patrick Shanahan as acting defense secretary. Shanahan had been serving in the role since January, though Trump only nominated him for it in May.
    Shanahan's withdrawal from consideration followed press reports that the FBI was investigating domestic abuse concerns from his past - raising questions as to how he was serving in such lofty positions in the first place.
    More concerning, according to a report from CBS News, White House officials were aware of at...
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  • Pick for Defense Chief Abruptly Drops Out

    Pick for Defense Chief Abruptly Drops Out

    5 monthes ago - By Newser

    President Trump will need a new nominee to run the Pentagon. Trump announced via tweet that Patrick Shanahan, the current acting defense secretary, has taken his name out of the running for the top job, reports the Wall Street Journal. Shanahan "has done a wonderful job" but "has decided not...
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  • Trump's Pentagon pick is out after reports detailed brutal domestic violence incidents involving his ex-wife

    Trump's Pentagon pick is out after reports detailed brutal domestic violence incidents involving his ex-wife

    5 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan has withdrawn from the confirmation process for secretary of defense and decided to step down from his current position.
    This move comes amid reports exposing his family's troubled history with domestic violence.
    In one incident, an argument between Shanahan and his wife escalated into a physical altercation, and in an another, his son struck his mother in the head with a baseball bat and knocked her unconscious, according to reports from USA Today and The Washington Post.
    "I believe my continuing in the confirmation process would force my three...
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  • Patrick Shanahan Pulls Out Of Defense Secretary Confirmation Process, Trump Tweets

    Patrick Shanahan Pulls Out Of Defense Secretary Confirmation Process, Trump Tweets

    5 monthes ago - By The Huffington Post

    Trump nominated Mark Esper as the new acting secretary of defense, replacing Shanahan, who's facing controversy over an alleged 2010 domestic dispute.
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  • Ex-Boeing exec Patrick Shanahan bows out of running to be Trump's defense secretary

    Ex-Boeing exec Patrick Shanahan bows out of running to be Trump's defense secretary

    5 monthes ago - By The Seattle Times

    Acting defense secretary Patrick Shanahan has withdrawn from consideration to be confirmed as Pentagon chief just as he was preparing to appear before a Senate panel for confirmation hearing, President Trump said Tuesday. In a message on Twitter, Trump said that Shanahan, a former Boeing executive who has led the Pentagon on an acting basis...
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  • Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan Flees The Sinking Trump Ship

    Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan Flees The Sinking Trump Ship

    5 monthes ago - By Politicus USA

    Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan bolted from Trump and decided not to seek confirmation as tensions are rising with Iran
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