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US Fired Navy leader highly critical of Trump in SEAL case

03:15  28 november  2019
03:15  28 november  2019 Source:   msn.com

Exclusive: U.S. Navy secretary backs SEAL's expulsion review, despite Trump objection

  Exclusive: U.S. Navy secretary backs SEAL's expulsion review, despite Trump objection Exclusive: U.S. Navy secretary backs SEAL's expulsion review, despite Trump objection"I believe the process matters for good order and discipline," Spencer told Reuters, weighing in on a confrontation between Trump and senior Navy officials over the outcome of a high-profile war-crimes case.

WASHINGTON — Fired Navy Secretary Richard Spencer has written an opinion article sharply critical of President Donald Trump for intervening in the war crimes case of a Navy SEAL . Spencer wrote in The Washington Post on Wednesday that Trump ’s actions were “shocking” and unprecedented.

Naval Special Warfare Command fired the three senior leaders of SEAL Team Seven on Friday, saying their failure in leadership caused a breakdown of good order and discipline. The top SEAL commander, Rear Adm. Collin P. Green, relieved SEAL Team Seven’s commanding officer, Cmdr.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fired Navy Secretary Richard Spencer has written an opinion article sharply critical of President Donald Trump for intervening in the war crimes case of a Navy SEAL.

In this Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019 photo, U.S. Navy Secretary Richard Spencer fields questions at a media availability at the Halifax International Security Forum in Halifax, Nova Scotia. U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper has fired the Navy’s top official over his handling of the case of a SEAL accused of war crimes who President Donald Trump has defended. Esper said on Sunday, Nov. 24 that he had lost confidence in Spencer and alleged that Spencer proposed a deal with the White House behind his back to resolve the SEAL’s case. (Andrew Vaughan/The Canadian Press via AP) © Provided by Associated Press In this Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019 photo, U.S. Navy Secretary Richard Spencer fields questions at a media availability at the Halifax International Security Forum in Halifax, Nova Scotia. U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper has fired the Navy’s top official over his handling of the case of a SEAL accused of war crimes who President Donald Trump has defended. Esper said on Sunday, Nov. 24 that he had lost confidence in Spencer and alleged that Spencer proposed a deal with the White House behind his back to resolve the SEAL’s case. (Andrew Vaughan/The Canadian Press via AP)

Spencer wrote in The Washington Post on Wednesday that Trump’s actions were “shocking” and unprecedented.

Spencer was fired Sunday by Defense Secretary Mark Esper for working a private deal with the White House to ensure that Chief Petty Officer Edward Gallagher be allowed to retire without losing his SEAL status.

In his opinion article, Spence acknowledged his mistake, but also asserted that Trump has “very little understanding” of how the military operates and polices its members.

Fired Navy secretary defends handling of controversial SEAL case .
Richard Spencer spoke to CBS News correspondent David Martin on Monday"I never threatened to resign. I do. I don't threaten," Spencer told CBS News correspondent David Martin after leaving the Pentagon on Monday. "I got fired.

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