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originally posted by: hellobruce
originally posted by: MotherMayEye
in fact, there has been some conflicting information reported.
By the Trumpets, after they realised their master had stuffed up again!
"As is customary for presidential appointees, Schwartz had offered his resignation after Trump was elected. In an interview Friday, Schwartz said he learned he would be replaced on Jan. 20. He said the transition team ultimately asked him to stay in the job for a few additional days, but only after the report of his departure had been published Friday on The Washington Post website.
Schwartz said he turned down the transition team’s offer because, by then, he had begun packing up his office and notified his staff. He said he believes the offer came only as a result of the negative attention his departure attracted."
So he had been told to step down, but Trump's team realised they had stuffed up once again, so they tried to backpedal.
You don't think Wa Po hasn't been caught trying to shape the narrative before?
Maj. Byron Coward, a spokesman for the D.C. National Guard, also said the offer from the transition team to Schwartz came Friday afternoon. He said Trump transition officials asked Schwartz to stay on an additional three days. Coward said that was the first time Schwartz had any notion that the transition team wanted him to stay in command throughout the inauguration.
Subsequent to the publishing of the paper’s story making Trump appear incompetent, news emerged that the incoming Trump administration offered to let General Schwartz keep his position through inauguration day, but it was the general himself who refused the offer, preferring instead to quit at 12 noon on January 20, the hour Trump takes his oath of office.
The general then ran straight to the media to “argue his case in the press,” as a recent Fox News report noted.www.breitbart.com...
In an interview Friday, Schwartz said he learned he would be replaced on Jan. 20. He said the transition team ultimately asked him to stay in the job for a few additional days, but only after the report of his departure had been published Friday on The Washington Post website.www.washingtonpost.com... 1d296534b31e_story.html?utm_term=.27bad7cbe7c2
originally posted by: windword
a reply to: liveandlearn
The General himself, as well as both of your sources say that General Schwartz was only asked to stay AFTER the exit interview with the Washington Post had been published, which was Friday, January 13, 2017. Today is Sunday, January 15, 2017.
originally posted by: Willtell
Particularly in this instance I don’t thing this guy being fired the day of the inauguration will amount to much, since it’s too obvious and open…But I think this may be a message to Trump.