The Senate on Tuesday confirmed Army Secretary Mark Esper to be secretary of defense, ending the longest period by far that the Pentagon has been without a permanent top official. Esper is a former lobbyist for weapons maker Raytheon Co.
Good Folk: A McConnell judge is questioning the legality of Trump withholding information from Congress and the general public. On June 7, 2017, President Trump nominated McFadden to serve as a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, to the seat vacated by Judge Richard J. Leon, who took senior status on December 31, 2016. On October 30, 2017, the United States Senate under the direction of Mitch McConnell voted 84–10 in favor of his confirmation. He received his judicial commission on October 31, 2017. And now he questions Trump.