Trump loyalists elevated to powerful roles at the Pentagon after firing of Defense Secretary Esper Reply

Raytheon’s point main in the Trump administration has been tossed.

By Amanda Macias, CNBC

  • The Pentagon elevated Trump loyalists to powerful positions a day after the sudden termination of Secretary of Defense Mark Esper.
  • The moves also followed the resignations of multiple senior officials in the Defense Department.
  • In a lengthy statement released Tuesday afternoon, the Pentagon said that Anthony Tata, Ezra Cohen-Watnick and Kash Patel had been promoted to key roles.

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon on Tuesday elevated three Trump loyalists to powerful positions a day after the sudden termination of Secretary of Defense Mark Esper and following the resignations of multiple senior officials in the Defense Department.

The latest revelation comes as President Donald Trump has rejected the results of last week’s election. Trump has not conceded to Democrat Joe Biden, who on Saturday secured more than the 270 votes needed to win the presidency.

In a lengthy statement released Tuesday afternoon, the Pentagon said that Anthony Tata, Ezra Cohen-Watnick and Kash Patel had been promoted to key roles.

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