Former Secretary of the Navy Richard Spencer, no doubt suffering from “Trump Derangement Syndrome,” continued his insubordinate and reckless behavior towards the Commander-in-Chief, forgetting once again the chain-of-command, by attempting to elevate himself as equal to the President.
The loony bitter and embattled Spencer still smarting after being abruptly fired Sunday by Defense Secretary Mark Esper, after a series of inappropriate public statements, first threatening to resign, after President Trump weighed in on the Eddie Gallagher case, and secondly attempting to rig a phony military hearing, bypassing Esper and attempting to conspire with an unwitting White House regarding Gallagher’s Trident pin, the medal all SEALs wear as members of the elite force.
The issue had already been settled, when the President, acting as the Commander-in-Chief had ordered members of the military board considering stripping Gallagher of his pin, in an upcoming scheduled hearing to cease immediately.
However, for some bizarre reason, Spencer continued to ignore the order by the President, while attempting to convince the White House to hold a “show-trial” with the end result of Gallagher keeping his pin.
The convoluted scheme by Spencer, bypassing Esper and ignoring an order by the Commander-in-Chief immediately required Spencer’s termination, for ignoring a lawful order, worst yet conspiring something else.
However, Spencer somehow feels he’s the injured party and then publicly admitting he’s a part of the deep-state.
The emotionally disturbed Spencer rather them simply exiting the scene has decided to take to the airwaves attempting to give his version of the military chain-of-command, by ignoring the “PRESIDENT IS THE COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF” not the acting Secretary of the Navy, and not the Defense Secretary, both appointed by the COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF, as designated within the Constitution, which somehow seems to have escaped the former Marine Corps captain.
Moreover, the former Wall Street executive has decided to compound his humiliating hypocrisy by admitting publicly his desire to undermine the President in an op-ed article he just penned for The Washington Post titled, “Richard Spencer: I was fired as Navy secretary. Here’s what I’ve learned because of it.”
In it, the self-righteous turncoat actually confirms what most individuals already know, in that undermining your boss for your own personal interests, usually gets you fired.
In his op-ed Spencer actually acknowledges, “It is highly irregular for a secretary to become deeply involved in most personnel matters.”
Then he confesses that he personally inserted himself into the Gallagher case to sabotage the President.
Stating, “Before the trial began, in March, I received two calls from the President asking me to lift Gallagher’s confinement in a Navy brig,” Spencer writes. “I pushed back twice, because the presiding judge, acting on information about the accused conduct, had decided that confinement was important.”
The President foolishly for whatever reason allowed Spencer to continue defying him, rather than firing the insubordinate deep-state operative then and there.
“Eventually, the president ordered me to have him transferred to the equivalent of an enlisted barracks,” writes a defeated Spencer.
When Chief Gallagher was acquitted on all counts, except the one charging him with posing with a dead terrorist’s corpse, the military was left with several options to consider. Should Chief Gallagher retire at his current rank, should he be discharged honorably and should he be allowed to keep his Trident pin?
The President following the case closely knew that Gallagher was treated unfairly by the prosecution, moreover, a personal vendetta existed against Gallagher and his defense team, for going public exposing the harsh treatment dispensed against warriors like him, under the “Uniform Code of Military Justice.”
However, that reality didn’t stop a defiant Spencer bent on punishing Gallagher despite the wishes of the President, to once again subvert the wishes of the President by again inserting himself in the case.
“On Nov. 14th …” Spencer recalls, “I sent him (the President), a note asking him not to get involved in these questions.” By Spencer’s own version of events, this is now the third time the secretary of the Navy had rebuffed the Commander-in-Chief.
There’s little doubt, that Spencer is one “sick-puppy” suffering deeply from “Trump Derangement Syndrome.”