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Milley told Esper he was ‘this close’ to resigning after Trump Oval Office meeting about George Floyd protests

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Washington Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley told former Defense Secretary Mark Esper he was "this close" to resigning on the spot after a contentious Oval Office meeting with then-President Dona...

Domenech: There were situations where Trump was in the right, and Esper was ‘standing in the way’

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BEN DOMENECH: Absolutely. They would say good. I mean, they would look at someone like Secretary Esper as a problem. Look, this is the latest in a long series of Washington books stretching back for centuries titled ...

Esper says he didn’t quit despite Trump concerns so he could ‘prevent bad things’ from happening to country

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During a wide-ranging interview on "Special Report" hosted by Bret Baier, Esper was asked about a series of explosive accusations he made against the former president in his new memoir, "A Sacred Oath," where he clai...

New York Times: Esper in new book says Trump floated launching missiles at Mexico to ‘destroy the drug labs’

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Washington Former Defense Secretary Mark Esper says in his new book that then-President Donald Trump asked him in 2020 about launching missiles into Mexico to "destroy the drug labs" and kill cartels, The New York Ti...

Esper says Americans deserve ‘unvarnished’ look at ‘tumultuous’ Trump administration as he sues Pentagon over book redactions

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Washington Former Secretary of Defense Mark Esper said Monday that the American people deserve an "unvarnished" look at former President Donald Trump's "tumultuous" presidency after he filed a lawsuit against the Pen...

Defense Department wants former Sec. Esper to take out parts about Trump from forthcoming book, suit says

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Former Secretary of Defense Mark Esper is suing the Department of Defense for not clearing his book manuscript for publication, after the agency told Esper he needed to take out parts of the book about his time work...

Milley confirms he told China he would call ahead of US attack, claims Esper ordered calls based on intel

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Milley addressed allegations that he held "secret" calls with his Chinese counterpart, Gen. Li Zuocheng of the People's Liberation Army, in October 2020 and days after the Capitol riot in January 2021, which were inc...

CIA Director Haspel’s fate uncertain after Trump fires Esper

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Washington President Donald Trump and some of his conservative allies have become increasingly frustrated with CIA Director Gina Haspel in recent weeks, accusing her of delaying the release of documents they believe ...

Why the firing of Mark Esper is just the start of a very wild 72 days

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On Monday afternoon, President Donald Trump fired his secretary of defense, Mark Esper, via tweet. Which, well, wasn't terribly surprising. Esper had been on Trump's naughty list for months -- ever since he opposed ...

Trump fires Secretary of Defense Mark Esper

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Washington President Donald Trump announced on Twitter Monday that he has fired Secretary of Defense Mark Esper, and that Christopher Miller, who serves as director of the National Counterterrorism Center, will becom...

Officials say Defense Secretary Mark Esper is prepared for possibility Trump may fire him

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Defense Secretary Mark Esper is attempting to fashion a graceful exit from office if President Donald Trump decides to fire him regardless of the result of the presidential election, according to several defense sou...