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Trump nominee for Pentagon post denies sexual assault accusations

Trump nominee for Pentagon post denies sexual assault accusations
FILE PHOTO: Air Force Gen. John E. Hyten speaks at a Senate Armed Services hearing on the proposal to establish a U.S. Space Force in Washington, U.S., April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon   -   Copyright  JEENAH MOON(Reuters)
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump’s nominee to become the second-highest ranking U.S. military officer categorically denied sexual assault allegations against him at his Senate confirmation hearing on Tuesday.

“Nothing happened, ever,” said Air Force General John Hyten, the outgoing head of the U.S. military’s Strategic Command.

Hyten is the nominee to become the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

(Reporting by Phil Stewart and Idrees Ali; Editing by Susan Thomas)

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