January 29th – U.S. media said that the U.S. Department of Defense suspended the processing of a number of former U.S. President Trump’s last-minute personnel appointments before leaving office.
According to the website of Politico on the 28th, the new U.S. government is removing those loyal to the former president. The Department of Defense has suspended the appointment of several members of the Defense Advisory Committee, including Corey Lewando, the campaign manager of Trump’s 2016 election. ski) and David Bossie, deputy campaign manager.
According to people familiar with the matter, the news was released in an email sent to the members of the National Defense Advisory Committee on the 27th.
“All committee members will be suspended for appointments, re-election and renewals pending a thorough review by the new government, and this order will take effect immediately,” the email said.
According to the report, the freezing measures announced on the 27th only apply to those who have not been sworn in or have not completed the review.
Several members, including Earl Matthews and Anthony Tata, were sworn in on January 19th, by as many appointments as possible before President Biden took office.
But appointments to multiple members, such as Lewandowski and Bosi, continue to go through a lengthy process of financial disclosure and security review, often taking weeks or months.