January 18, 2021

Trump administration fires nearly a dozen pentagon officials

President Donald Trump may be in the fight of his life, through his widespread legal efforts, to remain in the White House for a second term, but that hasn’t stopped him from carrying on business as usual, including some much-needed house cleaning in the Pentagon.

According to The New York Post, Trump gave the green light to remove eleven members of the Pentagon’s Defense Policy Board — a board of various experts that provides independent advisory to top-ranking Pentagon officials on the subject of U.S. defense policy. 

Among those booted from the board are several well-known names, such as former Secretaries of State Henry Kissinger and Madeleine Albright. Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor and former Treasury Department undersecretary David McCormick were also removed from the board.

Others who were terminated include “retired Adm. Gary Roughead; onetime ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee Jane Harman; and Rudy De Leon, a former chief operating officer at the Pentagon.”

Earlier this week, the Defense Department issued a statement on the mass removal, confirming that it was official and effective immediately.

“As part of long-considered changes, we can confirm that several members of the Department’s Defense Policy Board have been removed,” the Defense Department statement read, before thanking each member for their service and contributions to American defense policy.

According to Foreign Policy, it wasn’t made clear why Trump waited until after the election — and possibly his last few months in office — to purge the large group from the board. But the action came on the heels of the firing of former U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper, who fought to keep the board intact.

Trump originally wanted to stack the board with those more loyal to his policies but received pushback from Esper during his time in the president’s Cabinet. With some of the members of the board initially appointed by former President Barack Obama, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that Trump would want to remake the group with those who are more in line with his defense policy ideas.

Knowing that the president prefers to fill vacant seats as soon as possible, it likely won’t be long until the board is once again fully operational with fresh faces.

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49 Responses

  1. There is nothing Independant when it comes to advisers and government employees. America has been eaten up with a cancerous government and those involved in it!

    1. Could it be time to form a TRUE government as opposed to the rotten one we now have, minus the very few decent members and ESPECIALLY KEEP PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP? I certainly would not mind it. Kick out practically every one who is paid (keep the good guys) and start over, taking and using what our fore fathers did to make this a great nation.

      1. Sounds like a good plan to me…..if only we could. Hope that Trump will overturn his “loss” in election, which, in my opinion, was caused by the corrupt election officials in various states, such as Pennsylvania, Nevada, Georgia, etc. Only good thing that came of the election was that many democrabic congressmen/women, lost their jobs and Republicans will take their place. The tragedy was that Trump was beaten by the swamp, who manipulated election rules and ballots so that their choices would be elected. Now, from what I’ve read, 64% of eligible voters would still support Trump in the 2024 election. This past election for President, was a travesty and the results of the Presidential election should be over-thrown.

        1. Do not give up on President Trump just yet! There is an executive decision made two years ago which will have a lot of weight in front of SCOTUS soon!

      2. but the “conservative” news channel said only the top 1% of the deep state was corrupt. Only the 1% were at Waco, using military equipment (illegal) to gas & burn 86 civilians. Only the 1% of congress is doing illegal activities. Only lie to “We the People” 1% of the time? wake up Amerika, you are evil, rigged and corrupt 100% of the time. You have not been free since April 9 1865 when the republic was destroyed by a tyrant named Lincoln

    2. Well said. I have heard it said that America has survived and prospered DESPITE self-serving political and military “expert advisers.” Another four years could of Trump be the best thing for America. If he is cast out, I fear America will be relegated to the dust bins of history.

      1. If Biden prevails, you’re correct, but Trump will come out on top. Then the tide will turn against the wrongdoers no matter how important they think they are.

    1. I agree Obama was the one who worked to bring America down! He was the King of the Swamp!
      King of BLM. King of Antifa. Emperor of China. Don’t get me started! Make America Great Trump! We got your BACK!

    1. Cleaning house definitely needs done. Long overdue! Unfortunately President Trump thought not all democratics in politics were corrupt and maybe not but there not many of them left who aren’t.

  2. There is at least a dozen or so more deep state vermin rats in the pentagon that need to go! Keep up the excellent work PRESIDENT TRUMP!

  3. Good for him. Time to clean house and bring in new blood. Trump needs to clean out a few other boards as well.
    No time like the present!

  4. Well if they steal this election Biden will just rehiring them. We need a Revolution Conservatives. To my Conservatives in Georgia you must vote in senate races forget about the Anti Trumpers who are telling you to not vote. It will hurt us tremendously you most vote for Purdue andLaura. Don’t sit home every conservative needs to vote. Let’s crush the Democrats and do not let these fools trick you

    1. Well how will they go about rigging these two elections? First of all, you need to go back and check into the original voting on Nov. 3rd. There’s a 99% chance of fraud there already. Be aware from the first ballot counted.

    2. Are you running in Georgia , Laura? I thought the lady that was running was Kelly Loeffler. I realize that that you typed that inadvertently.- I have a habit of doing that. No worries. We just want the Republicans voted into office in Georgia-no quibbling about names at this stage of the game.

  5. I’m so proud of our president removing the petrified wood, it’s time.
    Too many hangers on; new, fresh ideas are necessary.
    Now if we can be blessed with another president Trump term, all will be good in the USA, and the world.

  6. This is why Trump was elected.he don’t play games he watching his whole team and if they fail to properly do their jobs .he takes care of it in the best interest of him and the country.and don’t let the weak stay.good job Mr.Trump our president

  7. And does. This administration has leaked like a sieve due to his “advisors” being swamp creatures themselves. I thought Kissinger was dead. Albright? Good God.

    1. and the sheeople pay corrupt individuals to NOT expose the illegal activity? that they are SWORN to do? why WHY are we not talking about seceding from this evil empire? only word comes to mind….cowards, and “we” have guns?

  8. Too little too late – Wray Comey –
    Mueller investigation – for 4 years all trump did was have to fight the media -the left – the RINOS- corrupt Pelosi Nadler Schiff – we finally had a President not owned by special interest groups – lobbyists-
    Imagine by working together with this President what could have been accomplished-
    Now we truly have an ILLEGITIMATE PRESIDENT! Congrats media & ballot stuffers for STEALING THIS ELECTION! We the American ppl WONT FORGET THIS!!!! We now have a Mumbling bumbling imbecile going into office
    GOD HELP US – GOD HELP & WATCH OVER OUR COUNTRY!

  9. Wish the President had fired everybody from the obama administration on day one. obama did it as soon as he took office.

    1. Praying for honesty & integrity in this election – don’t believe it exists anymore in our country – when u take away a persons vote YOU TAKE AWAY OUR VERY SOUL! MILLIONS OF IS NOW FEEL WE HAVE NO VOICE!!!!

  10. It will be a stolen election if Biden gets in office. I does not make any difference what party your in anybody with any common sense knows that this election was full of fraud and those six states in question should hold the election officials accountable and if found guilty they should serve prison time Do not let them investigate it let an independent group consisting of both parties do the recount and follow it to the letter of the law.

  11. GREAT; If YOU do right as an OFFICAL for this PRESIDENTS, YOU will stay & WORK to GET things done the CITIZENS !!!! However if YOU do the OPPISITE YOU are NO LONGER NEEDED & COULD or WILL GO at ANYTIME !!!! GOOD for YOU President TRUMP for YOU are what We the CITIZENS of AMERICA have NEEDED in YOUR OFFICE (OFFICE of the PRESIDENT) for a VERY LONG TIME!!!!! YOU SIR are a MAN of INTREGITY a TRUE MAN of the PEOPLE, PLEASE (REMEMBER AMERICA FIRST)!!!!! MAY GOD BLESS OUR PRESIDENT (DONALD J. TRUMP) for MANY YEARS to COME!!!! IN ADDITION LORD PLEASE BLESS the UNITED STATES of AMERICA & ALL its CITIZENS NOW & FOREVER !!!

  12. Thank you President Trump!!! I trust his judgment in this matter and his advisors no doubt thought it was wise to do. It has been needed to be done for some time now.

  13. The secretary of state in Georgia signed a deal with Stacey Abrams the first of the year to allow ballot harvesting and that is illegal. THEY should throw the election and him out on that alone. BUT there is no way senile JOE got 80 million votes they all had to cheat

  14. I’M ALL FOR TRUMP, BUT HE IS ACTING KIND OF, “TOO LITTLE/TOO LATE? HIS BIGGEST MISTAKE, WAS ON DAY #1 , NOT CLEANING HOUSE WITHIN HIS ENTIRE OLD ADMINISRATION,(OBAMAS PEOPLE), OUT WITH THE OLD/ IN WITH THE NEW, SHOULD HAVE BEEN DONE FIRST THING. DUE TO HIS NEGLIGENCE ON THIS MATTER, ALL OF OABAMAS CRONIES ARE STILL GOING AFTER HIM DAILY.

    HOPEFULLY, IN HIS 2ND TERM, HE WILL DO SO. MY DREAM RIGHT NOW, WITH ALL THIS BULLCRAP BEING THROWN AROUND , ABOUT THE DEMS CORRUPTION FOR DECADES IN ELECTIONS, WOULD MAKE ME, (AGAIN A DREAM), “FIRE” THE WHOLE SHEBANG OF THEM, AND START OVER FRESH, THESE CORRUPT OFFICES, FBI/DOJ/CIA, NEED TO BE TAKEN OVER ASAP, AND REPLACED BY PEOPLE WHO CARE ABOUT AMERICA. IN OTHER WORDS, GET RID OF WRAY/FBI, BARR/DOJ. HASPEL/CIA. IN FACT {SCRATCH} THE FBI. HOW MANY DAMN LAW OFFICES DOWE NEED WITH THOUSANDS IN EACH DEPT. “RIDICULOUS”! THE DOJ, AND CIA SHOULD BE MORE THAN CAPABLE OF HANDLING IT. WITH ALL NEW PEOPLE ABOARD.

    WHY ARE ALL THESE PEOPLE IN THE CONGRESS/JUDICIAL DEPTS THAT SPEW FORTH ANTI-AMERICANISM ALLOWED TO STAY IN OFFICE. AND THESE (OBAMA) APPOINTED JUDGES, TIME FOR THEM TO GO, ESPECIALLY JUDGE SULLIVAN THE “BLACK” ACTIVIST.

    WHY HAVEN’T ALL THE DEM RUN STATES, THAT ALLOWED THEIR CITIES TO BE RUNIED BY MOB CONTROL, NOT BEEN JAILED? THE GOV/MAYORS/POLICE CHIEFS/CITY COUNCIL, AND ANYBODY ELSE CONNNECTED WITH THIS FIASCO, SHOULD NOW BE IN JAIL. HONORABLE MENTIONN OF CORRUPTNSS,; GOV “CUOMO”, AND HIS BUDDY DEBLASIO, AND A BIGGY GOV KEMP OF GEORGIA.

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