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General News    H3'ed 11/26/19

Navy secretary fired over SEAL controversy says he was ordered to violate "sacred oath"

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Trump's Navy Secretary Richard Spencer said he was fired in the controversy over a Navy SEAL because the president gave him an order he couldn't 'in good conscience' carry out. This follows a dispute beginning when the president reversed the Navy's demotion of Edward Gallagher, who was convicted of posing for a photo with a dead ISIS fighter in Iraq. Gallagher was also accused of murdering a prisoner of war, but was acquitted of that charge.

Navy vs. Edward Gallagher has now turned into a fiasco with conflicting accounts of why the Navy secretary had to go, reports CBS's David Martin. Defense Secretary Mark Esper, said he fired Spencer 'after losing trust and confidence in him regarding his lack of candor.'

Spencer was fired a day after denying reports he might resign over the Gallagher affair. 'I have not threatened to resign. I am here, I work at the pleasure of the president.'

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