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Democrats Want Proof That Trump Consulted With Military Leaders on Transgender Ban

Original story at Mother Jones• 2 mentions • 1 week ago

Mother Jones 1 week ago

 
When President Donald Trump tweeted over the summer that he would ban transgender service members from the military, he claimed to have made the decision with input from generals and military experts. Now, Democrats are demanding proof. More than 100 Democratic members of the US House of Representatives are asking Defense Secretary Jim Mattis to hand over any letters, emails, telephone transcripts, or meeting logs that would show whether Pentagon officials did in fact advise Trump to block transgender service members prior to the July Twitter announcement. “We seek access to these materials in order to determine whether the president,
 
 
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