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Biden Has 'Complete Trust' in Lloyd Austin After Secret Hospitalization

Posted on AllSides January 10th, 2024
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President Joe Biden has no immediate plans to fire U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin following a lack of communication regarding a recent hospital stay, sources tell Newsweek.

Austin was admitted to the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, on January 1, Pentagon press secretary Major General Pat Ryder said on Friday. Austin suffered "complications following a recent elective medical procedure," adding that Austin, as of that day, remained hospitalized "but is recovering well and in good spirits."

The situation led to questions about Austin's relationship with the...

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