FAST FIVE: White House Fires Pentagon Advisory Board Members Via Generic Email In Final Purge
Two former board members described it as Trump's final “clean out” of Pentagon leadership during the remaining few weeks of his term.
“We appreciate your service to the Department and your country.” The now fired board members said they had no heads-up or warning whatsoever of the impending action.
The email notification came seemingly out of nowhere.
“A number of board members have been terminated with a form letter.
Pentagon fires business advisory board members in latest purge https://t.co/zVhzjbT0q0 via @politico – Admiral Mike Franken (@FrankenforIowa) December 4, 2020 It comes after a spate of top resignations and firings which began during election week, even as votes were being tallied, and led to the biggest but not unexpected sacking of prior Defense Secretary Mark Esper.