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Warren Clashes With Esper Over Raytheon Work

2020 hopeful with ties to Raytheon loses temper with Pentagon nominee: 'This is outrageous!'

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) aggressively questioned Secretary of Defense nominee Mark Esper Tuesday over the ethical implications of his prior lobbying for Raytheon, the defense giant with ties to Warren.

Trump, Irritated By Resignation Letter, Pushes Mattis Out Early

Defense Secretary James MattisWASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday said he was replacing Defense Secretary Jim Mattis two months earlier than had been expected, a move officials said was driven by Trump’s anger at Mattis’ resignation letter and its rebuke of his foreign policy.