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By Joseph Clark

The Washington Times

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

A federal judge dismissed the lawsuit filed by ex-Trump officials against President Biden for their removal from the U.S. Naval Academy Board of Visitors.

U.S. District Judge Dabney Friedrich decided Monday that the federal law did not “insulate” Sean Spicer, former White House Press Secretary and Office of Management and Budget Director RusselVought. They were therefore expelled from the board.

Mr. Biden asked for the resignations of the men from the board in September. He stated that he wanted to make sure the members were qualified to serve and aligned to the board’s core values.

Mr. Spicer, Mr. Vought claimed that the action was an attempt to silence any dissenting opinions on the board. Mr. Biden didn’t have the statutory power to fire board members appointed by him predecessors.

Their legal team promised to appeal Monday’s decision.

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