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  • US Attorney in Manhattan refuses to resign after Barr announces that he’s ‘stepping down’ (Berman)

    06/19/2020 11:59:21 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 69 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 19 2020 | Laura Italiano
    n a stunning plot twist, U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman issued a statement Friday night asserting that he will not, in fact, resign — in direct contradiction to an announcement that he was stepping down made hours earlier from Attorney General William Barr. “I learned in a press release from the Attorney General tonight that I was ‘stepping down’ as United States Attorney,” Berman, said in a statement posted to the Southern District of New York Twitter account. “I have not resigned, and have no intention of resigning, my position, to which I was appointed by the Judges of the...
  • Florida police officers resign from SWAT unit, say they feel 'restrained by politicization of our tactics'

    06/13/2020 1:11:02 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/13/2020 | Marty Johnson
    Almost a dozen South Florida police officers resigned from their city's SWAT unit this week, claiming that they did not feel safe and that "the politicalization of our tactics" limited them in doing their jobs. The group of ten officers wrote to Hallandale Beach Police Chief Sonia Quinones on Tuesday to notify her of their resignations. In the letter, obtained by CNN, the officers claimed that they were "minimally equipped, under trained and often times restrained by the politicization of our tactics to the extent of placing the safety of dogs over the safety of the team members." They added:...
  • 'I wish you the best': US military adviser resigns after Trump's controversial photo-op at church

    06/02/2020 9:17:53 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 123 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 06/02/2020 | David Choi
    A Department of Defense adviser resigned, effective immediately, from the military's science board citing what he believed to be a violation of conduct from Defense Secretary Mark Esper. In his resignation letter, James Miller Jr., the former under secretary of defense for policy from 2012 to 2014, recalled that he swore an oath of office to "support and defend the Constitution of the United States ... and to bear true faith and allegiance to the same," similar to what the defense secretary had done before he took office. "On Monday, June 1, 2020, I believe that you violated that oath,"...
  • Head of World Trade Organization to step down early

    05/14/2020 9:52:13 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 14, 2020
    The head of the World Trade Organization said Thursday he will leave his post a year before his term expires, an unprecedented mid-term resignation at the WTO that he called a “personal decision.” Roberto Azevedo, a former diplomat from Brazil, said he will step down on Aug. 31, cutting short a seven-year tenure marked in recent years by intense pressure from U.S. President Donald Trump, who accused the Geneva-based trade body of an anti-U.S. bias and other complaints. “This is a decision that I do not take lightly,” Azevedo told a special meeting of WTO delegations. “It is a personal...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Pope Benedict: I resigned, but I kept ‘spiritual dimension’ of papacy

    05/07/2020 6:07:58 PM PDT · by sitetest · 61 replies
    Lifesite News ^ | Maike Hickson
    May 6, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – In a new biography released on May 4, Pope Benedict makes some statements that highlight his own understanding of his resignation from the papacy. He speaks in this book about the “spiritual dimension...which is alone still my mandate.” He shows an understanding of his resignation from the papacy, according to which he gave up any “concrete legal powers” and any role of governance, but at the same time maintained a “spiritual mandate.” Pope Benedict XVI answered, in the autumn of 2018, several written questions by his biographer Peter Seewald, which then were included in Seewald's...
  • Former Judge Resigns From the Supreme Court Bar [Punk Hawaiian State Judge Mouths Off To Roberts]

    03/14/2020 12:30:52 AM PDT · by kiryandil · 23 replies
    Slate ^ | March 13, 2020 | DAHLIA LITHWICK
    Some rando fanatic Lefty judge-geezer from Hawaii [75 years old] mouths off to the Supreme Court, after ignoring the ZeroBama administration cr@pping all over the law for eight years.
  • Was Richard Nixon impeached? Yes, by a 412 to 3 vote

    03/09/2020 10:24:37 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 40 replies
    myvalleynews ^ | 03/09/2020 | Harold Pease, Ph.D.
    Most people hold that since former President Richard M. Nixon resigned from office as president before the full House of Representatives could vote on the articles of impeachment, he therefore was not impeached. But they omit the House vote 12 days after he resigned. There were two votes on impeachment by the full House of Representatives. The first, Feb. 6, 1974, was a vote 410 for and 4 against, authorizing impeachment proceedings against Nixon which allowed the House Judiciary Committee to begin the formal inquiry. Talk of such had preceded this vote for several months. Thereafter, following six months of...
  • MSNBC's Chris Matthews Resigns Live On-Air

    03/03/2020 4:43:05 AM PST · by simpson96 · 63 replies
    Townhall ^ | 3/2/2020 | Beth Baumann
    MSNBC's Chris Matthews on Monday announced he is retiring effective immediately. Monday's episode of "Hardball" will be the last. "Let me start with my headline tonight. I'm retiring. This is the last 'Hardball' on MSNBC and, obviously, this isn't for a lack of interest in politics," Matthews explained. "As you can tell, I've loved every minute of my 20 years as host of 'Hardball.' Every morning I read the papers and I'm gung-ho to get to work. Not many people have had this privilege." According to the host, he has enjoyed his time working with producers to decide the angle...
  • Chris Matthews faces calls for resignation after comparing Sanders victory to Nazi invasion

    02/23/2020 12:24:42 PM PST · by a little elbow grease · 104 replies ^ | 2/23/20 | Joe Concha
    MSNBC's Chris Matthews is under fire after comparing Sen. Bernie Sanders "I was reading last night about the fall of France in the summer of 1940," Matthews said during MSNBC's live coverage of the caucuses on Saturday. "And the general, Reynaud, calls up Churchill and says, 'It's over.' And Churchill says, 'How can that be? You've got the greatest army in Europe. How can it be over?' He said, 'It's over.'" MSNBC’s Chris Matthews likens Sanders victory in Nevada to Nazi Germany overrunning France in 1940: “It’s too late to stop him … it’s over”
  • Campaign Donations Show Letter Demanding AG Barr’s Resignation Comes From Leftist Hacks Pretending To Be ‘Bipartisan’

    02/19/2020 9:29:25 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 02/19/2020 | Margot Cleveland
    “More than 1,100 former federal prosecutors and Justice Department officials called on Attorney General William P. Barr on Sunday to step down after he intervened last week to lower the Justice Department’s sentencing recommendation for President Trump’s longtime friend Roger J. Stone, Jr.,” The New York Times reported on Sunday—if you can call it reporting.Not once in the 800-word article did the Times address the overwhelming evidence that the thousand-plus signatories were politically motivated critics of President Donald Trump. In fact, to the contrary, the Times claimed “the former Justice Department lawyers” “came from across the political spectrum” to...
  • Utah GOP Considering Resolution Calling For Mitt Romney To ‘Immediately Resign’ From Office

    02/18/2020 10:39:59 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 02/18/2020 | Justin Caruso
    The Utah Republican Party is reportedly considering multiple resolutions following Sen. Mitt Romney’s vote to convict President Donald Trump in the impeachment trial, including a resolution calling for his resignation. According to local Salt Lake City news outlet 2KUTV, “the Utah Republican Party has pending resolutions on Romney: one that expresses support for Trump’s acquittal, another that supports legislation to recall a U.S Senator and a third that calls for Romney to ‘immediately resign’ from office.” The Utah GOP will possibly vote on these resolutions on Saturday, February 29, the report also states. It is unclear what kind of support...
  • More than 1,100 ex-Justice Department officials call for Barr’s resignation

    02/16/2020 7:25:06 AM PST · by where's_the_Outrage? · 71 replies
    Washington Compost ^ | Feb 16, 2020 | Devlin Barrett
    More than 1,100 former Justice Department employees signed a public letter Sunday urging Attorney General William P. Barr to resign over his handling of the case of President Trump’s longtime friend Roger Stone — and exhorted current department employees to report any unethical conduct.... Signatures for the letter were gathered by Protect Democracy, a group that has been critical of Barr’s handling of special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s investigation into Russian election interference and Trump. The letter acknowledges there is little chance the signatories’ criticism will lead to Barr’s departure, adding, “because we have little expectation he will do...
  • Russian government resigns as Vladimir Putin plans future

    01/15/2020 9:46:07 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    BBC News ^ | 01/15/2020
    Russia's government has resigned, hours after President Vladimir Putin proposed sweeping constitutional changes that could prolong his stay in power. PM Dmitry Medvedev said the president's proposals would significantly change Russia's balance of power. Mr Putin asked Mr Medvedev to become deputy head of the National Security Council, which is chaired by Mr Putin. The president later nominated tax service chief Mikhail Mishustin to replace Mr Medvedev as prime minister. The unexpected announcement comes four years before Mr Putin's fourth term of office is due to end. Under the existing constitution, he would not be entitled to another term. The...
  • Iran state TV sees at least 2 news anchors quit: 'Forgive me for the 13 years I told you lies'

    01/14/2020 7:15:49 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    Fox News ^ | 01/14/2020 | Louis Casiano
    At least two Iranian journalists at a state-owned media outlet reportedly resigned from their jobs, with one of them apologizing to viewers for "the 13 years I told you lies." As Tehran continues to grapple with the fallout from protests stemming from a cover-up of its accidental downing of a Ukrainian airliner, TV anchor Gelare Jabbari addressed her viewers on an Instagram post that appears to have been deleted. “It was very hard for me to believe that our people have been killed," the post read, according to The Guardian. "Forgive me that I got to know this late. And...
  • Defense Secretary Esper's chief of staff resigns

    01/06/2020 2:05:27 PM PST · by conservativepoet · 66 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/6/2020 | Ronn Blitzer
    <p>Eric Chewning, the chief of staff to Defense Secretary Mark Esper, is resigning and will be leaving his post at the end of January, the Defense Department announced Monday.</p> <p>Chewning has been in his role since January 2019, after starting with the Department in October 2017 as the deputy assistant secretary of defense for industrial policy. He now plans on returning to the private sector, according to Pentagon press secretary Alyssa Farah.</p>
  • Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin step down from parent company

    12/03/2019 2:33:59 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12 03 2019 | Chris Mills Rodrigo
    Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin announced Tuesday they will be stepping down from the leadership of the search giant's parent company, Alphabet. Google CEO Sundar Pichai, who previously had been a member of the Alphabet board of directors, will head both companies moving forward. "With Alphabet now well-established, and Google and the Other Bets operating effectively as independent companies, it’s the natural time to simplify our management structure," Page and Brin wrote in a blog post. "We’ve never been ones to hold on to management roles when we think there’s a better way to run the company," they...
  • Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev announces resignation

    03/19/2019 7:56:06 AM PDT · by NorseViking · 14 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | March 19, 2019
    Nursultan Nazarbayev announces shock resignation in televised address, hands over power to speaker of upper house. Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbayev has abruptly announced his resignation, 29 years after taking office. In a televised address on Tuesday, the 78-year-old said he has taken the "difficult" decision to terminate his authority as president, but did not give a specific reason for the shock decision. "I have decided to end my duties as president," Nazarbayev said, before signing a decree terminating his powers from March 30. "This year I will have held the highest post for 30 years," he said. "As the founder...
  • Subordinate Sex Is Bad and So Is Revenge Porn

    11/04/2019 8:56:35 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 25 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | November 1, 2019 | Nicole Russell
    Freshman Rep. Katie Hill resigned Thursday in the wake of multiple controversies, including engaging in at least one sexual relationship with a campaign staff member. Conservative website Red State published intimate photos of the California Democrat on Oct. 18 after they were leaked to the site, sparking a debate about inappropriate relationships and “revenge porn.” Hill should not have engaged in a relationship with a subordinate while holding public office, and thus should shoulder the blame for that choice. Nonetheless, there’s little the public can do about her personal choices other than to call for her resignation. There may be...
  • Illinois senator resigns from transportation role amid fed's construction fraud investigation

    10/18/2019 12:30:11 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    Construction DIVE ^ | October 14, 2019 | Kim Slowey
    Dive Brief: Illinois State Sen. Martin Sandoval has resigned from his position as chair of the State Senate's Transportation Committee amid a federal fraud and corruption investigation related to state construction work, the Associated Press reported. The Democratic senator is still listed as a member of the committee, however, as of Oct. 15. The move came after the details of a federal search warrant revealed that the FBI last month combed Sandoval's offices and home for information related to architect Cesar Santoy; Santoy's architecture firm, Studio ARQ; red-light camera program company SafeSpeed; lobbyists; construction companies; and employees of the Illinois...
  • BREAKING: Energy Secretary Rick Perry To Resign

    10/17/2019 8:16:54 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Townhall ^ | 10/17/2019 | Bronson Stocking
    President Trump said Rick Perry will be departing "at the end of the year," and said the secretary of energy has done a "fantastic job." The president also said the administration will be announcing Perry's replacement soon. The president suggested Perry had a hand in picking his replacement and said it will likely be a "he in this particular case." JUST IN: President Trump says Energy Sec. Rick Perry is "going at the end of the year."— NBC News (@NBCNews) October 17, 2019 The former Texas governor was in his home state Thursday when he reportedly told President...