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Politics Trump says he 'may look into' dismissal of ousted Naval captain

02:26  07 april  2020
02:26  07 april  2020 Source:   thehill.com

Exclusive: Dismissed U.S. carrier captain to be reassigned during probe - acting Navy secretary

  Exclusive: Dismissed U.S. carrier captain to be reassigned during probe - acting Navy secretary Exclusive: Dismissed U.S. carrier captain to be reassigned during probe - acting Navy secretaryIn an interview, Modly said the probe would look into the communications and the chain of command after Captain Brett Crozier was relieved of his command for sharing a scathing letter regarding the outbreak of the virus on the USS Theodore Roosevelt too widely, effectively allowing it to be leaked to the media.

Donald Trump said he could step into an internal US Navy dispute about a fired aircraft carrier commander who was fired by the service's top civilian official for raising concerns about But he told reporters he is hearing "good things about both men," and might have little choice but to get involved.

The actions he 's referring to involve Crozier writing a letter to Navy leaders about sailors under his command suffering When pressed by host Jake Tapper, Esper did say there was an investigation into the dismissal . Crozier may not have the support of Modly, Esper, or President Trump , who

President Trump on Monday said he may look into the dismissal of a Naval captain who was relieved of his duty aboard the U.S.S. Theodore Roosevelt after warning of an outbreak of coronavirus on board in a letter that leaked to the press.

Donald Trump wearing a suit and tie: Trump says he 'may look into' dismissal of ousted Naval captain © The Hill Trump says he 'may look into' dismissal of ousted Naval captain

The controversy surrounding the exit of Capt. Brett Crozier was amplified on Monday when acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly told the sailors aboard the ship that the captain was "naive" or "stupid" to think the letter would not leak.

Trump told reporters he hadn't seen the statement from Modly, but described what he'd heard about it as "strong" and "rough." He suggested he may personally look into the matter because he believes both Modly and Crozier have good reputations outside the Roosevelt incident.

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Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden said Sunday that the dismissal of the captain of the USS Theodore Roosevelt, who raised the alarm about a coronavirus outbreak on the aircraft carrier, is "close to criminal." The former vice president said on ABC's "This Week" that Capt . Brett Crozier "stood up

Trump said he fully supported Crozier's removal, though he said , "I didn't make the decision." This is a captain of a massive ship that's nuclear powered. And he shouldn't be talking that way in a Michael Gilday, the chief of naval operations, said in a March 24 press briefing, calling it "a very risk-informed

"I may look into it only from the standpoint that something should be resolved because I'm hearing good things about both people," he said.

"I may just get involved, if it's ok with you," he continued. "And I'm good, believe it or not, at settling arguments. I'm good at settling these arguments. So I may look into it in detail and I'll be able to figure it out very fast."

Trump asserted that Crozier was in the wrong because the letter may have made family members of sailors aboard the Roosevelt anxious and it "shows weakness."

"There's nothing weak about us now. Not anymore," he said. "We have the strongest military we've ever had. That ship is incredible."

Crozier's letter, which was obtained and published by the San Francisco Chronicle last week, warned sailors could die if a majority of the crew wasn't evacuated from the ship.

He Led a Top Navy Ship. Now He Sits in Quarantine, Fired and Infected.

  He Led a Top Navy Ship. Now He Sits in Quarantine, Fired and Infected.  For days, he fended off fears that the contagion would spread unchecked through his crew. Then last week, the captain of the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt, who had appealed to his superiors for help, was fired. By Sunday, friends said, he had come down with the coronavirus himself. By Sunday, friends said, he had come down with the coronavirus himself.

Trump says there will be 'a lot of death' in coming weeks. Gig workers fear financial help may come (CNN) The Acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas Modly blasted the now ousted commander of the Modly's use of the word "betrayal" is a loaded because saying an officer has betrayed the Navy is a

Trump blasts ex- Navy Capt . Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly said he did not consult with anyone at the White House before he decided to fire the captain of an aircraft carrier for his lack of leadership in the face of a coronavirus outbreak, according to a report.

"We are not at war. Sailors do not need to die," Crozier wrote. "If we do not act now, we are failing to properly take care of our most trusted asset - our sailors."

As of Monday, 173 sailors from the USS Theodore Roosevelt have tested positive for the virus out of the 61 percent of the crew that has been tested. Of the 4,800-person crew, 1,999 have been moved to shore, the Navy said Monday, despite officials saying last week they would move 2,700 to shore by Friday.

Vice Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Robert Burke is conducting an internal investigation into the matter.

Modly told The Washington Post that he stepped in to fire Crozier because he wanted to get out in front of any action by the president. His predecessor Richard Spencer, resigned amid a dispute with Trump.

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