by PAUL SACCA at theblaze.com
News surfaced on Friday that U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin had been hospitalized since Jan. 1. While the press was kept in the dark that Austin had been hospitalized, it is now reported that President Joe Biden was also unaware of the concerning medical situation. A noteworthy Republican has described the incident as a “shocking breakdown.”
Alarming new details emerged on Saturday regarding Austin’s sudden hospitalization.
The Pentagon did not inform President Biden and other top officials in his administration – including National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan – about Austin’s hospitalization for three days, three U.S. officials reportedly told Politico.
Austin was admitted to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Monday evening after “complications following a recent elective medical procedure.” Pentagon officials did not reveal what procedure Austin had, what the complications were, or how serious the medical situation was.