This is going well https://t.co/7132wBKb5H— Bradley P. Moss (@BradMossEsq) November 24, 2019
Curveball: While there was speculation Spencer would resign for digging in against President Trump about how Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher's discipline is handled, Spencer actually made a private offer to the White House to let Gallagher keep his Trident *without Esper knowing.*— Dan Lamothe (@DanLamothe) November 24, 2019
Esper may be angry at such an insubordinate subordinate. It's a fair cop. Reportedly the problem here is Spencer, not Trump. So this may be a matter of trust, not of a tweet. Will this stop here, or result in Trump making a legal order of the matter? Inquiring minds want to know.
And yet there is a ray of sunshine in the system yet:
“Our unanimous conclusion was this: The truth matters. At a time when so much of our public discourse is based on deception or just lies, it is more important than ever that we still have places where the truth can be presented, examined and discerned.” https://t.co/mwHaRvQ2i3— Rod Rosenstein (@RodRosenstein) November 24, 2019
The Navy has been notified that the White House will not intervene to stop a disciplinary proceeding that could cost a SEAL his position in the elite unit, senior Navy official says. https://t.co/uZKXsgg9GD— NBC News (@NBCNews) November 24, 2019
And the last nail in that coffin:
Not speculation - he let it be known as we and NBC reported. Your great story which DoD put on record is the other side of a two-things-can-be-true-at-once coin. People at DoD say that Spencer was talking out of both sides of his mouth. https://t.co/3kArY1Msuw— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) November 24, 2019