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The investigation was launched at Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mike Gilday's request after he reviewed the results of a preliminary inquiry into the outbreak prompted by then-acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly’s removal of the ship’s commander in April.

The acting secretary of the Navy on Wednesday ordered a wider investigation into events aboard the virus-stricken aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt.

Acting Navy Secretary James E. McPherson said today he's ordered a second investigation into the #COVID19  outbreak aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt after the preliminary inquiry into the outbreak left him with “unanswered questions.”

Acting Navy secretary calls for "deeper review" on whether to reinstate fired Theodore Roosevelt captain

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Acting Navy secretary calls for "deeper review" on whether to reinstate fired Theodore Roosevelt captain

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Acting Navy Secretary is ordering a “follow-on command investigation” to answer “unanswered questions” about Capt. Crozier and Coronavirus aboard the USS Teddy Roosevelt, rather than reinstate Crozier as the Navy previously recommended.

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Acting Navy Secretary James McPherson has ordered a deeper investigation into the events surrounding the coronavirus-stricken USS Theodore Roosevelt and the firing of its skipper for seeking aid.

Bash: "In mid-February, what did he do? He fired Admiral Joe McGuire, the career Navy Admiral serving as Acting DNI. The President pushed out the longtime deputy, a key professional intelligence officer as well as several others in the intelligence community..." #AMRstaff 

Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly said he relieved Crozier of duty because the Captain did not use the proper chain of command

@USNavy  Capt. Brett Crozier was abruptly removed from the USS Theodore Roosevelt earlier this month by acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly, who resigned days later: #N13COVID19 

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The Acting @SECNAV  threw Captain Crozier under the bus without an investigation for trying to protect his crew from a coronavirus outbreak. But these remarks make clear that he lacks the judgment required to lead the Navy. He should resign immediately.

Wow. Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly has submitted his resignation a day after a leaked audio showed him calling the ousted commander of the USS Theodore Roosevelt "stupid" in an address to the ship's crew.

Captain Crozier spoke up to protect his crew Acting Navy Secretary Modly’s words and actions were insulting to those under his responsibility—It’s good he resigned We will continue to fight the Trump admin’s ongoing attacks on those who speak the truth

BREAKING: Acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas Modly has offered to resign after facing backlash for calling an ousted Navy captain “stupid."

BREAKING: Less than 24 hours after being told by the Defense Secy to apologize to sailors on the USS Theodore Roosevelt for calling Capt. Brett Crozier “naive” & “stupid”, Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly has resigned

Scoop: Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly has submitted his resignation a day after a leaked audio showed him calling ousted commander of USS Theodore Roosevelt "stupid" in address to ship's crew, a US official and a former senior military official tell me.

Acting U.S. Navy Secretary Thomas Modly said Captain Brett Crozier exercised poor judgement in writing the letter about coronavirus outbreak on USS Theodore Roosevelt and has been removed from command

Acting Navy secretary blasts ousted aircraft carrier captain as either "too naive or too stupid" to be in command

@JoeBiden : “Acting Navy Secy shot the messenger a commanding officer who was faithful to both his national security mission & his duty to care for his sailors who rightly focused attention on a broader concern about how to maintain military readiness during this pandemic...

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