Trump cleans up the Pentagon’s advisory board and provides space for former campaign managers


Acting Secretary of Defense Christopher Miller announced Friday that the Pentagon has announced that Trump’s loyalists, Corey Lewandowski and David Bossie, will be appointed to the Defense Business Council to replace nine previously expelled members. Politico was the first to report the departure of the nine members.

Trump has fired much of the Pentagon’s civilian leadership in recent weeks, and officials have replaced a wave of disorderly conduct with a series of political loyalists when his administration has ended. Since the dismissal of Secretary of Defense Mark Esper on Twitter on November 9, the president has fired at least three other top officials and replaced them with presumably loyalists, targeting two advisory bodies.

The Pentagon's shaking continues when another senior official leaves
One of the president’s most recent Pentagon candidates has spread the conspiracy theories on Twitter, calling Trump’s election loss to President-elect Joe Biden a “coup,” and sharing with his tweets that Trump should promulgate a martial law.

It’s not clear why Trump started making such far-reaching changes, and there were only weeks left before Biden moved into the White House.

Lewandowski and Bossie, who have been members of the Political Operations and Trump Campaign staff, decided to take over the board of directors of the Defense Policy Board, an external advisory group to the Secretary of Defense, following last week’s move by the administration. defense policy advice.

In the last days of the Trump era, when former foreign policy experts and national security institutions were cleaned up again, members such as former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and Henry Kissinger, former member of the House Intelligence Committee, Jane Harman and House Major Eric Cantor were dismissed overall by three defense officials. .