Aug 15, 2018

Top Pentagon spokesperson under investigation for misuse of staff

Dana White, the Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs, briefing at the Pentagon. Photo: Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images

Dana White, the top spokesperson at the Pentagon, is under investigation for allegations of misusing staff to run personal errands and retaliating against staff members, CNN's Barbara Starr first reported citing four sources familiar with the probe.

The details: White, a Trump administration appointee, has been under investigation by the Defense Department's Office of Inspector General for several weeks and is alleged to have asked support staff "to fetch her drycleaning, run to the pharmacy for her and work on her mortgage paperwork. Staffers also charge that she inappropriately transferred personnel after they filed complaints about her." She has not yet been found in violation of policy or federal regulation. The Pentagon has not yet responded to Axios' request for comment.

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