Ordered by Obama: D.C. National Guard head to be removed just seconds after Trump’s transition
WASHINGTON D.C. (INTELLIHUB) — President Obama has ordered U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Errol R. Schwartz to be removed from his post as Head of the D.C. National Guard, against standard protocol, effective as of Jan. 20, 12:01 p.m., just 60 seconds after Donald Trump takes the helm at the Presidential Inauguration Ceremony.
The uncanny maneuver is designated to be classified as a “national special security event” with suspicious timing, considering that Schwartz was an integral part of planning the National Guard’s event operations which will include thousands of guardsman currently under Schwartz’ command.
In a Friday morning interview, Schwartz said, “The timing is extremely unusual. During the Inauguration Schwartz was set to “command not only the members of the D.C. guard but also an additional 5,000 unarmed troops sent in from across the country to help. He also would oversee military air support protecting the nation’s capital during the inauguration,” as reported by the Washington Post.
Schwartz said that he would have never planned “to leave a mission in the middle of a battle” and regrets that he will not be able to welcome his troops “back to the armory.”
In the District of Columbia, the appointment and removal of the National Guard Commander is warranted to be done only by the Commander-in-Cheif himself.
Schwartz, who was appointed to head the guard by President George W. Bush in 2008, maintained the position through President Obama’s two terms. He said his orders came from the Pentagon in the form of an e-mail that names his successor, an interim brigadier general, who takes over Jan. 20 at 12:01 p.m.
D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson (D) blasted the decision to remove Schwartz, particularly in the midst of the inauguration.
“It doesn’t make sense to can the general in the middle of an active deployment,” Mendelson said. He added that Schwartz’s sudden departure would be a long-term loss for the District. “He’s been really very good at working with the community and my impression was that he was good for the Guard.”
Now some, like myself, speculate that Obama may be hanging Trump out to dry so-to-speak, possibly setting up the newly elected president for some type of anarchist-style attack via radically leftist Soros-funded protests just after Trump is sworn in as POTUS.
Moreover, this fits in with Hollywood drama queen Rosie O’Donnell’s call for martial law to stop Donald Trump.
Shepard Ambellas is an opinion journalist and the founder and editor-in-chief of Intellihub News & Politics (Intellihub.com). Shepard is also known for producing Shade: The Motion Picture (2013) and appearing on Travel Channel’s America Declassified (2013). Read more from Shep’s World. Get the Podcast. Follow Shep on Facebook and Twitter.
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