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Navy Secretary Fired Amid Growing SEAL Controversy | NBC Nightly News

Defense Secretary Mark Esper fired Navy Secretary Richard Spencer amid controversy over the case of Eddie Gallagher, the Navy SEAL convicted of posing in a photo with a dead militant. Spencer had privately proposed to the White House that if officials didn’t interfere with a Navy review, then Gallagher could retire with his SEAL membership and Trident pin.» Subscribe to NBC News: http://nbcnews.to/SubscribeToNBC
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Navy Secretary Fired Amid Growing SEAL Controversy | NBC Nightly News


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  1. Trump makes it clear he supports torture. He has no moral compass and he will provoke backlash. It sounds like others were involved and they were all cleared.

  2. Such a bad time to be in the Navy right now.

  3. Pysopath in uniform ,the navy seals no longer require a moral compass, psychopaths your country needs "you" ,.

  4. So when this Navy Seal croaks make sure u guys take pictures with his corpse and post it on social media. His friend and family doesn’t mind since he did it himself.

  5. This orange turd got the idea to pardon this mercenary from the Hannity and the other chicken-hawks at propaganda-mill faux"news." Listen to Master Chief Malcom Nance. His comments mirror my sentiments of this unprecedented malfeasance by a sitting "president."—J.D. Schultz, MM2, USNR, 1965-71.

  6. Good riddance. This guy is a classic example of the arrogant leaders of our Armed Forces. Screw the enlisted personnel. If they embarrass us, we stick it to them is the order of the day in the Pentagon.

  7. Looks like Rudy got thrown under the bus today, hope he cashes in that insurance policy he has been talking about.

    Trump: who’s Rudy ? I hardly know the guy 😂🤣😂

  8. I swear all these trump people are crooks

  9. Fire this traitor and all the others who think they run things. This is what draining the swamp looks like you bunch of twats.

  10. Arm chair, business suit warriors ought to just STFU about good order and discipline. Their perspectives are purely political.


  12. Don't worry Spencer, you can always become another democrap candidate running for defeat next year 😂
    TRUMP 2020


  14. Spencer disobeyed an order from the Commander-in-Chief and then has the nerve to talk about the need for "good order and discipline" in the Navy. Perhaps he should have followed the rules himself.

  15. Good f him Xusn navy justice sucks. And for those who have never been in the navy Stfu u don't know

  16. Spencer was refusing to comply with the Commander in Chief's Order of a full pardon. I am a US Army vet and let me say clearly, you must follow the chain of commands orders. This is the Military and not a civilian do what you feel like organization. Obey the higher ups or your out. PS Trump did the right thing.

  17. A friend of mine's father was a former SAS Officer and we were sitting down knocking back some pints and we were talking about the difference in our "Special Units". I remember something he told me, about how in the USA those Units are sometimes their worse enemies, going around talking about how
    the Intel was obtained, things were carried out and the prep it took before being executed and so on. then he asked us, how many SAS Operations did we know about? He said "You see" that's the difference.

  18. if you are not willing to follow orders, leave. In his case he as asked not so politely to leave. He will walk away with a large pension and likely write books and give speeches.

  19. another billy bobs dont ask dont tell gaybobs

  20. This reporting could be so much clearer. Good reporting is like good explaining. Explain the "What," the "So What" and the "Now What." This reporting did none of the above.

  21. War coward Trump over compensating again.

  22. He refused to follow an illegal order from the CIC so he resigned.

  23. O well I guess you have been replaced. Congratulation CPO Gallagher on your battle.

  24. Absolute power. White man. Vote them out or vote for the female billionaire

  25. Fox News ran this disaster show.

  26. For all of you who may want to criticize Chief Gallagher, I ask you: If your safety and well-being were being genuinely threatened, would you want warriors like this man protecting you, or someone like the liberal media champions? You know, people like Bowe Bergdahl who later received a dishonorable discharge from the U.S. Army? Or Chelsea Manning perhaps? These are the type the Liberal elites champion. I know who I'd want.

  27. I guess that if I commit extortion, fraud, or even war crimes I can be exonerated if I say “lock her up” and receive right wing support.

  28. Everything trump touches dies

  29. Trump is "Commander in Chief" and "all" military employed people are his employees! You don't do as Trump wanted to reinstate a military hero, "you fired"! Get over it people! Now days even the military is infected by deep state idiots. This is not good. You don't like it? The vote is the "only" way to change it, NOT policy advisors in the deep state! Unelected people making law is just plain scary!

  30. Does anybody remember General Stanley McChrystal? Back in June of 2010 Barack Obama fired him because he called his boy, creepy Joe Biden : "Bite Me"

    Fake News Media really didn't report it as a major shake-up

  31. MR. Richard Spencer WAS AN OBAMA, appointee , DAZED N CONFUSED

  32. Wow there sure are alot of America hating nut jobs on this thread.

  33. Great job POTUS resign you should of fired him.

  34. Perfect Example of "WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND"

  35. God Bless You President Trump! Coming from a Military family myself I will always stand with the Military Men & Women who do the jobs others won’t or can’t & not those who sit in their leather chairs in Washington D.C.

  36. Trump likes war criminals, ie Kim jung North Korea, Putin Russia, Edrogen-Turkey, So why not a seal sniper that killed little girls and old men civilians just for kicks, who cares if 8 of your squadmates testified your a monster. He is a white male, who hates any non whites.Trumps kind of people, He will probably have him over to the white house for burgers, and ask how a head comes apart on impact, you know, Manly man stuff.

  37. So Trump has sided with Kim Jong Un, Putin, Duerte, Saudi Prince, Erdogon, Sheriff Arpaio, worked with several currently convicted felons, and now sides with a war criminal. At the same time he calls on other countries to hack his opponents computers and announce phony investigations. At what point does this behavior become treason??

  38. A defeat for honor and law but a temporary one. We have many honorable men and women in our military who believe in the laws of war and in consequences for tjose who break them. Thay will stand up to Trump. How unfortunate that Preaident trump ia ao deeply flawed. Gallagher walks on this one, but the episode has alerted many americans, who refused to watch the videos released by Chelsea manning, what is going on with some of our military. More and more americans will start yo support the rule of law over the rule of president trump

  39. He was two facing it to avoid accountability but really what's bad is under him the ford carrier is 2.5 bill over budget with huge problems delaying it. The new class of subs is far past due production even with Trump getting him all that increased budget. To top it off China is set to out build our navy by 2030 at the pace the navy is on atm
    Oh and the new ford class carrier can't launch the F-35 yet plus the elevator won't lift anything.
    Its a navy with failed oversight at the top.
    The nimotz failure turned 25 bil into only 3 research destroyers that couldve built a dozen proven burkoy class destroyers.
    Its a navy in need of reform no question about it.

  40. Big fat warrior Trump strikes again . Saves war criminal .

  41. Obaba did the same thing to a Navy exec for going to a R&R concert. Trump promised Veterans that he would honor and protect them.

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