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Factbox: Trump administration departures, firings, reassignments

3 monthes ago   |   By Reuters

Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has withdrawn from consideration to head the U.S. military, President Donald Trump said on Tuesday, making Shanahan the latest of dozens of senior figures to leave the high-turnover Trump administration.
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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

3 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Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan has withdrawn from the confirmation process for secretary of defense and decided to step down from his current position.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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Pick for Defense Chief Abruptly Drops Out

Pick for Defense Chief Abruptly Drops Out

3 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 pick for Pentagon chief unexpectedly pulled his name out of the running and stepped down

Trump's pick for Pentagon chief unexpectedly pulled his name out of the running and stepped down

3 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan, President Trump's pick to lead the Pentagon, has withdrawn from the confirmation process and is stepping down to spend more time with his family, Trump announced Tuesday.
Shanahan's decisions come amid reports of his ineffective leadership and investigations into his previous marriage.
Secretary of the Army Mark Esper will serve as the new acting secretary of defense.
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President Donald Trump announced Tuesday that his pick to lead the Pentagon is pulling out and will not move forward with the...
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Patrick Shanahan withdraws as Defense secretary nominee

Patrick Shanahan withdraws as Defense secretary nominee

3 monthes ago   |   By New York Post

​Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has withdrawn his nomination from confirmation to lead the Pentagon, President Trump tweeted on Tuesday. “Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan, who has done a wonderful job, has decided not to go forward with his confirmation process so that he can devote more time to his family​,” the president said...
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Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan Flees The Sinking Trump Ship

3 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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