Pentagon Watchdog Clears Acting Defense Secretary Shanahan Of Ethics Violations

Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan, center, talks with El Paso Sector Chief Aaron Hull, right, at El Paso International airport after doing a Osprey aircraft tour of the U.S.-Mexico border, Feb. 23, 2019. Martinez Monsivais/Pool via Reuter

The Hill: Pentagon watchdog clears acting Defense chief of ethics violations

The Pentagon’s watchdog has cleared acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan of allegations he violated his ethics agreement by favoring his former employer Boeing while serving in government.

The inspector general’s finding clears the way for Shanahan to likely be nominated by President Trump to take the Defense secretary job permanently.

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Update: Pentagon watchdog clears acting defense secretary of favoring Boeing (ABC News)

WNU Editor: This now clears the path for President Trump to nominate Acting Defense Secretary Shanahan to be the Defense Secretary.

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