[Ed. – This has multiple motives, but they boil down to the need to drain the swamp, to get our defense dollars working for us again. Trump conducted the first audit EVER of DOD, and DOD has yet to pass. For more than 20 years, there’s been a legitimate concern that trillions in defense dollars go “missing” through written-off inventory (skip down to “Funny Money”). I’m also just hearing Trump at his rally mention Mattis telling him “we’re out of ammo.” Wrong answer. The boards Trump is shaking up have been a key broker of over-confidence in Congress in the integrity of defense spending. And, once again, Trump isn’t acting like a POTUS who’s about to leave office.]
The White House removed nine members of the Pentagon’s Defense Business Board on Friday and installed people loyal to President Donald Trump in their place, including presidential allies Corey Lewandowski and David Bossie.
The firings marked the latest effort by the Trump administration to clean out the Defense Department in the final weeks of the president’s term.
Besides Lewandowski and Bossie, the other new members are Henry Dreifus, Robert McMahon, Cory Mills, Bill Bruner, Christopher Shank, Joseph Schmidt, Keary Miller, Allen Weh and Earl Matthews.
Whitehouse also delivered the news last week to nearly a dozen members of the Defense Policy Board, a similar advisory council of experts outside the government, that their service had been terminated, Foreign Policy reported. Officials pushed out in that effort include former Secretaries of State Henry Kissinger and Madeleine Albright, as well as former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor.