Another Pentagon Official Resigns, Becoming The Fifth To Do So In Seven Days

Another one bites the dust.

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Donald Trump’s entire life is effectively crumbling before his eyes.

As of last night, Trump has officially gone down in history as an impeached president. Regardless of what the Senate decides to do with him if and when they get their claws into the impeachment process, Donald has officially joined the ranks of Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton (if only he would follow through with the resignation part like Nixon as well.)

But Trump’s impeachment isn’t the only aspect of his life and presidency that’s absolutely falling apart.

In a matter of only seven days, a staggering five top Pentagon officials have either left or announced their departure from their position.

Marking the fifth individual to leave the Pentagon was long-time State Department official Ambassador Tina Kaidanow who began her role in the Pentagon in September of 2018 and resigned on the 16th of this month, per confirmation from the Pentagon, first reported by Defense News.

“We appreciate her service to the department and wish her continued success… The department remains committed to the development and implementation of international cooperative programs and defense exportability efforts to foster cooperation with U.S. allies on research, development, production, and support of weapons systems and related equipment,” a statement from a Department of Defense (DOD) spokesman read.

“The department will not provide anything further on this personnel matter,” the spokesman added in the statement.

The director for international armaments cooperation, Michael Vaccaro, will be serving as the acting senior advisor until further notice.

Kaidanow’s resignation came on the heels of four other resignations from the Pentagon including top Asia policy official Randall Schriver on the 12th, the top official in charge of personnel and readiness Jimmy Stewart on the 13th, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency leader Steven Walker who announced he would be leaving in January, and Principal Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence Kari Bingen who will be leaving the 10th of January after submitting her resignation on the 5th of this month.

Chalk this up as yet another instance of yet another Trump official with “acting” tacked to their job title. It really won’t matter if you remain in office if no one is left in there with you.

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