1) Mattis said it wasn't appropriate for him to comment on a sitting president, and 2) how do you know he didn't speak up? Why do you think he resigned?
Great read by the way.
1) He worked for a president who has acted inappropriately since his first day in office. I think we can bend the rules a little bit in this age of a dishonorable presidency. I'm guessing he was more than a little shocked during his time.
2) Publicly. Not happy at work?
"Great read by the way."
I heard most of what he said today by excerpts read on TV. Knowing more doesn't change anything that I was thinking. I have more respect for Mark Esper (kind of.)