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'Unbleepingbelievable': Experts weigh in on shocking Trump revelations from Mark Esper

Trump-era Secretary of Defense Mark Esper received harsh criticism on Thursday after The New York Times published a story with quotes from his forthcoming book.

"Former President Donald J. Trump asked Mark T. Esper, his defense secretary, about the possibility of launching missiles into Mexico to 'destroy the drug labs' and wipe out the cartels, maintaining that the United States’ involvement in a strike against its southern neighbor could be kept secret, Mr. Esper recounts in his upcoming memoir," Maggie Haberman reported for The New York Times. "Those remarkable discussions in 2020 were among several moments that Mr. Esper described in the book, A Sacred Oath, as leaving him all but speechless when he served the 45th president."

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Mark Esper details 'yelling match' where Mark Meadows told him not to make announcements about the Navy

Among the stories former Defense Secretary Mark Esper tells in his new book is that he and chief of staff Mark Meadows got into a lot of screaming matches.

Detailed in A Sacred Oath, Esper recalled work he did with Congress to free up cash for a certain military program that would have negated the need to ask for another appropriation.

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Mark Esper: Trump was 'biggest leaker' in his own administration and it was 'bad for the country'

Former President Donald Trump has a long history of both complaining about and being the source of "leaks" within his own administration.

In a new excerpt from his forthcoming book, former Defense Secretary Mark Esper says that "leaks were a chronic problem" in the Trump administration and asserts that the former was the "biggest leaker of all."

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Mark Esper may think Donald Trump is nuts — but he's still all-in on Trumpism

One question in wake of Mark Esper's tell-all book is why he never came forward while President Donald Trump was in office in an effort to voice his concerns.

Speaking to Nicolle Wallace while promoting the book, titled "A Sacred Oath," Esper said that, as a Republican, he did not want to undermine some of the good he believed Trump and his administration were doing.

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Trump slams former Pentagon chief Mark Esper, doesn’t deny allegations in book

Former President Donald Trump hit back at Mark Esper, his onetime secretary of defense, as a “lightweight” and Republican in name only but did not deny bombshell allegations that he wanted to shoot racial justice protesters or fire missiles at drug targets in Mexico. The ex-president accused Esper of keeping quiet about Trump’s more outlandish suggestions because he was an eager-to-please rubber stamp. “Mark Esper was a stiff who was desperate not to lose his job. He would do anything I wanted, that’s why I called him ‘Yesper,’” Trump said in a statement to CBS News, which aired an interview S...

Morning Joe panelists shred Mark Esper for holding back proof Trump was 'unstable'

Panelists on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" bashed former secretary of defense Mark Esper for holding back evidence of Donald Trump's mental instability until publishing a book.

The former defense secretary revealed that Trump wanted the military to shoot protesters after the police murder of George Floyd and pondered missile strikes on drug labs in Mexico, saying he believed the former president was unfit for public office.

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CNN hosts shocked by Mark Esper's stories of 'Medieval' Trump foreign policy ideas

CNN host Brianna Keilar on Friday expressed shock at former Defense Secretary Mark Esper's stories about former President Donald Trump pushing to launch missiles into Mexico.

During a segment on Esper's upcoming book, New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman was asked about the plan to attack Mexican drug labs with American military force, which she said was one of many ideas that he would regularly "pop off" to military advisers who would then work to block such plans from ever taking effect.

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Mark Esper schools Fox News' Brian Kilmeade on Trump's Mexican missile plot: 'It was an act of war'

Fox News host Brian Kilmeade tried to provide cover for former President Donald Trump over his plan to launch missiles into Mexico on Wednesday -- but he was promptly corrected by former Trump Defense Secretary Mark Esper.

Esper has been making the rounds in recent days promoting his book "A Sacred Oath" in which he discloses a number of what he has described as "outlandish" incidents that took place during Trump's presidency.

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