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Pentagon Watchdog Clears Acting Chief Shanahan of Wrongdoing

Pentagon watchdog clears acting chief Shanahan of wrongdoing Photo: MGN Online. Pentagon watchdog clears acting chief Shanahan of wrongdoing

April 25, 2019 09:18 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) - A U.S. official says the Pentagon's watchdog agency has cleared Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan of wrongdoing in connection with allegations that he had used his official position to favor his former employer, Boeing Co.
    
The decision by the Defense Department inspector general opens the door for President Donald Trump to nominate Shanahan and seek his Senate confirmation as defense secretary. The White House, however, has not said whether Trump intends to do so.
    
Shanahan has been serving as the interim Pentagon chief since Jan. 1, after Jim Mattis resigned.
    
The allegation of pro-Boeing bias stemmed from Shanahan's time as deputy defense secretary in 2017-18.

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