Pentagon fires 10 Trump appointees including Corey Lewandowski, former Defense Secretary Christopher Miller and Newt Gingrich from advisory boards

New Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has fired several hundred appointees to Pentagon advisory boards – including Trump administration appointees like Corey Lewandowski and Newt Gingrich.

The order only impacts board members appointed by the Defense Department, and not board members appointed by Congress or presidents, including Trump, the Wall Street Journal reported.

The move does not affect Sean Spicer and Kellyanne Conway, who were appointed by Trump to the Naval Academy Board of Visitors and the Air Force Academy Board of Visitors respectively.

A defense official told reporters that Austin believed ‘this was the most fair, most equitable way’ to address questions about the boards, according to the outlet.

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Source: Daily Mail