Trump’s pick for Secretary of Defense is intimately connected to defense contractors.
Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian, hosts of The Young Turks, break it down. MORE TYT: https://tyt.com/trial
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"Leah Esper, the wife of President Trump’s new pick for Secretary of Defense, works as an executive for an organization that lobbies on defense spending legislation and counts top government contractors as members, The Young Turks has found.
Esper’s husband Mark worked for the defense contractor Raytheon from 2010 to 2017, when President Trump nominated him to be secretary of the Army. Raytheon, one of the nation’s largest defense contractors, receives billions in contracts from the Pentagon.
Asked if Leah Esper’s position posed any concerns about a conflict of interest, the Pentagon did not immediately respond.
Leah Esper has been a regional executive director at the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA), a trade group for military and other contractors, since 2009, according to IRS disclosure forms."
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