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    By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepal's embattled Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli will not resign but face a floor test in parliament instead, an aide said on Wednesday, a day after the Supreme Court rejected his decision to dissolve the legislature and call early elections. Political turmoil has rocked the Himalayan nation since last December, when Oli suddenly dissolved parliament and announced the elections, blaming ruling party leaders for a lack of co-operation on key matters of policy. Oli, 69, has started meeting some allies in the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) to review the situation after the court ruled that parliament's abrupt dissolution was unconstitutional and ordered that it be called into session before March 8. Thousands of Nepalis opposed to Oli took to the streets in the capital, Kathmandu, for a public rally on Wednesday to celebrate the decision and press fresh demands for the prime minister...
    DENVER (AP) – Colorado’s U.S. attorney, Jason Dunn, plans to resign as the Biden administration prepares to appoint new top federal prosecutors. Dunn, an appointee of President Donald Trump, told Colorado Public Radio his resignation will be effective Feb. 28. U.S. Attorney Jason Dunn (CBS) He joined the U.S. attorney’s office in 2018, and he declined to speak of his future plans. Dunn is one of more than 50 top federal prosecutors who were asked to resign — a normal occurrence in changes of U.S. presidential administrations. Dunn’s successor will need to be confirmed by the U.S. Senate. (© Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
    Yoshiro Mori. REUTERS/Issei Kato/Pool Tokyo Olympics President Yoshiro Mori is expected to resign his post. The 83-year-old previously came under fire for saying women "talk too much" in meetings. The move could put the games at risk, as the dearth of leadership could further derail planning. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. The president of the Tokyo Olympics organizing committee is expected to resign his post this week — and the move could be the final nail in the coffin for this summer's games. Yoshiro Mori, the 83-year-old former prime minister of Japan, has been under fire in recent days after he said women "talk too much" and that he finds it "annoying" that "women are competitive" regarding speaking aloud in meetings. Mori made such comments on a Japan Olympic Committee call that included members of the press. Once Yoshiro Mori steps down, he'll be free to...
    Rats, coconuts and conch: Thats what 3 Cubans ate to survive 33 days on remote island off Florida, Coast Guard says Markle Wins Privacy Fight With Tabloid Over Letter to Father Tokyo Olympics president Yoshiro Mori will resign after making sexist comments, per report Nearly a week after Yoshiro Mori, president of the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee, said he would not step down from his role after making derogatory comments towards women, things have changed. Kyodo News is reporting that Mori will in fact resign, citing "people familiar with the matter." © Provided by CBS Sports This change in leadership comes during an unprecedented time: six months before the opening of the rescheduled Tokyo Games, an event where it's not entirely clear if things will come to pass, despite what officials have insisted. It's also worth noting here that 80 percent of people in Japan surveyed believe the Olympics should...
    Oregon U.S. Attorney Billy Williams, a Trump-appointee who prosecuted more Antifa suspects than any other, is among many federal prosecutors who will resign from their positions at the behest of the Biden administration. Williams, 64, was officially appointed to the job by former President Donald Trump in 2017 after holding it in an acting and interim capacity since 2015, when he replaced former U.S. Attorney Amanda Marshall, who resigned during a sexual harassment investigation. Last week, he reported that Portland’s summer of rioting had caused at least $2.3 million to a handful of federal buildings in the city alone. Billy Williams the United States Attorney for the District of Oregon speaks during a press conference January 27, 2016 at the Harney County Chamber of Commercein Burns, Oregon. (ROB KERR/AFP via Getty Images) (Getty Images) PORTLAND RIOTS CAUSED AT LEAST $2.3M IN DAMAGE TO FEDERAL BUILDINGS, US ATTORNEY SAYS Williams’...
    (CNN)Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney said Sunday she will not resign despite being censured by her state Republican Party over her vote to impeach former President Donald Trump. "I'm not (going to resign) Chris," Cheney, the No. 3 Republican in the US House of Representatives, told Chris Wallace on "Fox News Sunday." "And look, I think people all across Wyoming understand and recognize that our most important duty is to the Constitution, and as I've explained and will continue to explain to supporters all across this state, voters all across this state, the oath that I took to the Constitution compelled me to vote for impeachment, and it doesn't bend to partisanship. It doesn't bend to political pressure. It's the most important oath that we take. And so I will stand by that, and I will continue to fight for all the issues that matter to us all cross Wyoming."The Wyoming...
    House Republican Conference Chair Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., said she will remain in office and in her position as one of the highest ranking Republicans in Congress. despite opposition following her vote to impeach former President Donald Trump. After House Republicans voted not to remove Cheney from her leadership position, the Wyoming Republican Party censured her on Saturday and called for her to resign. On Sunday, Cheney made clear she has no plans to do so. WYOMING STATE GOP VOTES TO FORMALLY CENSURE LIZ CHENEY FOR IMPEACHMENT VOTE "I'm not," Cheney told "Fox News Sunday" host Chris Wallace. "Look I think people all across Wyoming understand and recognize that our most important duty is to the Constitution. And as I've explained and will continue to explain to supporters all across the state, voters all across the state, the oath that I took to the Constitution compelled me to vote for...
    In a blistering Instagram video, New York Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez demanded the resignations of Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley for their roles in the Capitol insurrection of Jan. 6, telling viewers that “these people remain a present danger.” During a lengthy Instagram Live video Monday night, Ocasio-Cortez began her recollection of the insurrection by revealing that she is a survivor of sexual assault, and likening calls to “move on” from the attack to the behavior of abusers. Ocasio-Cortez spoke at length about the effects of trauma in intensely personal terms. Then, Ocasio-Cortez said she had been waiting for people like Cruz and Hawley to show some remorse. “During these past 3 weeks, I felt like it was important to give a window of opportunity,” AOC said, “maybe in some world Senators Josh Hawley or Senator Ted Cruz or Representative Mo Brooks would say ‘You know what? I was mistaken....
    Pennsylvania Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar will resign from her position Friday after the department failed to advertise a constitutional amendment. The proposed amendment to the constitution would extend the time allowed for victims of abuse to file civil charges against their abusers, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf’s office said in a Monday press release. The Department of State was required to advertise the proposed amendment in two newspapers in every county. However, because the department failed to do so, the process to implement the amendment now has to start from the beginning. “This change at the Department of State has nothing to do with the administration of the 2020 election, which was fair and accurate,” Wolf said in a statement. “The delay caused by this human error will be heartbreaking for thousands of survivors of childhood sexual assault, advocates and legislators, and I join the Department of State in apologizing...
    California Democrat Jimmy Gomez will introduce his resolution to expel Georgia Republican Marjorie Taylor Greene from the House of Representatives as early as next Tuesday. The resolution has already garnered more than 30 Democratic cosponsors, but a resolution to expel a member must receive two-thirds support of the House — which would require nearly 70 Republicans to join in the effort.   It is not yet clear when the resolution might receive a vote.  A source familiar with efforts to pass the resolution tells CBS News some Republican offices have expressed interest in joining the congressman's resolution but have concerns based on the political and security climates in Washington, D.C. and their home districts.   CBS News has also learned that Gomez's office has received numerous online threats from supporters of Greene after Gomez announced he would introduce a resolution to expel her from Congress.   A spokesman for Greene told CBS...
    Rome (CNN)Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte will resign on Tuesday morning, his office said in a statement on Monday, heightening political turmoil in the country as it battles Covid-19. "The Council of Ministers is convened for tomorrow morning at 9 am, during which the Prime Minister, Giuseppe Conte, will communicate to the ministers his will to go to the (Presidential Palace) and hand in his resignation," the statement read. He will then see the President Sergio Mattarella, it added. The resignation is a calculated move that could ultimately afford him another chance at forming a government.Conte survived two confidence votes in Parliament last week. But he lost his governing majority in the Senate after his predecessor, Matteo Renzi, decided to withdraw the small Italia Viva party from Conte's ruling coalition over frustrations with the government's management of the Covid-19 pandemic and attendant economic recession. President Mattarella can choose whether to...
    The leader of the PSC, Miquel Iceta, has assured that the socialist candidate in the Catalan elections, Salvador Illa, maintains its “commitment” to leave the Ministry of Health before the 14F electoral contest begins, despite the uncertainty about whether or not there will finally be elections on that date. “Salvador Illa said that would resign before the election campaign begins and remains committed to it“, Iceta assured at a press conference. The leader of the PSC has appeared this Thursday afternoon after the Superior Court of Justice of Catalonia (TSJC) has decided to provisionally hold the Catalan elections on February 14 and has indicated that it will resolve before next February 8 on the appeals presented against the decree of the Generalitat that postpones them to the end of May. “Salvador Illa said that he would resign before the electoral campaign begins and he maintains his commitment in this regard”...
    New York : Kamala Harris arriving in the Senate on Tuesday. Photo: SAUL LOEB / . / . Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will resign from the United States Senate on Monday. The first woman to become the vice president of the United States has already started the process that notifies the governor of California Gavin newsom on his resignation from the Upper House. Harris will make the formal announcement Monday. Harris will assume his new role on Wednesday, January 20. Your oath will be taken by the Supreme Court judge Sonia Sotomayor, in an act that is very symbolic for the country’s ethnic minorities. Harris’ replacement in the Senate Harris’ resignation is a formal process. A few weeks ago it was known that Alex padilla, current California Secretary of State, will take the seat at the US Senate until the end of the term in...
    Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will resign her Senate seat on Monday – two days before she and President-elect Joe Biden are sworn in on Inauguration Day. Harris’ stepping down will allow California Gov. Gavin Newsom to appoint Alex Padilla, a Democrat who serves as secretary of state, to fill the final two years of her vacated position. FILE: Vice President-elect Kamala Harris speaks as she and President-elect Joe Biden introduce their nominees and appointees to key national security and foreign policy posts at The Queen theater, in Wilmington, Del.  (AP) "She’s notified Gov. Newsom, and has sent her formal indication that she will be resigning. And then she will make a formal announcement on Monday," said a Harris aide, The Hill reported on Sunday. Padilla will become the first Latino senator from the Golden State. Harris will not give a farewell speech on the Senate floor because the chamber is not expected...
    Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will resign her Senate seat on Monday – two days before she and President-elect Joe Biden are sworn in on Inauguration Day. Harris’ stepping down will allow California Gov. Gavin Newsom to appoint Alex Padilla, a Democrat who serves as secretary of state, to fill the final two years of her vacated position. “She’s notified Governor Newsom, and has sent her formal indication that she will be resigning. And then she will make a formal announcement on Monday,” said a Harris aide, The Hill reported on Sunday. Padilla will become the first Latino senator from the Golden State. Harris will not give a farewell speech on the Senate floor because the chamber is not expected to convene until Tuesday. As vice president, Harris will be poised to cast any tie-breaking votes in the Senate that will be split 50-50 after Democrats Jon Ossoff and the...
    President Donald Trump will not attend his successor Joe Biden’s inauguration, but some of his closest allies in the U.S. Congress reportedly will. Citing sources briefed on the matter, KXAN reported on Friday that Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas will attend the ceremony. Sen John Cornyn, Cruz’s fellow Texan, seemingly confirmed the reporting via Twitter. “See you there,” he tweeted, revealing that he, too, will be in attendance. Cruz led the Republican effort to object to certifying the Electoral College vote. He and several other Republican lawmakers endorsed Trump’s evidence-free theories about widespread voter fraud and attempted to delay the formal confirmation of Biden’s victory. They mounted their challenges as thousands of Trump supporters protested outside the U.S. Capitol. The mob managed to defeat security forces and stormed the building, vandalizing property and threatening lawmakers’ lives in an attempt to overturn the results of the 2020 race. Since then,...
    President Trump will not resign. Nor will he turn power over to Vice President Pence and ask him for a pardon, according to top White House advisers who have spoken with the highest ranking members of Mr. Trump's Cabinet, including Treasury Secretary Mnuchin, Pence and chief of staff Mark Meadows. The president continues to ask senior advisers about his ability to pardon himself before he leaves office. It's a power that is untested and by no means settled. A Justice Department Office of Legal Counsel memo from 1976 says that the president cannot pardon himself or herself, so it would be a gamble. The president worries about his legal exposure post-presidency, but not necessarily related to the assault on the Capitol. GOP sources close to the White House and congressional leadership say the threat of a second impeachment is real and could find some support among House Republicans, who are...
    President Trump will not resign. Nor will he turn power over to Vice President Pence and ask him for a pardon, according to top White House advisers who have spoken with the highest ranking members of Mr. Trump's Cabinet, including Treasury Secretary Mnuchin, Pence and chief of staff Mark Meadows. The president continues to ask senior advisers about his ability to pardon himself before he leaves office. It's a power that is untested and by no means settled. A Justice Department Office of Legal Counsel memo from 1976 says that the president cannot pardon himself or herself, so it would be a gamble. The president worries about his legal exposure post-presidency, but not necessarily related to the assault on the Capitol. GOP sources close to the White House and congressional leadership say the threat of a second impeachment is real and could find some support among House Republicans, who are...
    President Trump is not considering resigning from office before Inauguration Day, according to two senior administration sources. While Democrats prepare impeachment proceedings, several conservative voices have called on Trump to walk away for the good of the country amid the bitter fallout of Wednesday’s assault on the United States Capitol by his supporters. However, a senior administration official said there had been no discussion of resignation and there was no chance that Trump would cut his term short. “Zero,” he said. Trump has remained largely out of sight since Wednesday as resignations and recriminations battered his administration. He distanced himself from the mob with a video statement on Thursday evening condemning their actions, but the pressure has not yet eased. Democrats are expected to introduce articles of impeachment as soon as Monday in a long-shot effort to remove the president from office. They have also called on Vice President Mike...
    White House economic adviser Larry KudlowLarry KudlowMORE plans to remain in his role for the remainder of the Trump administration but plans to spend some of it on vacation. Kudlow told The Hill that he will be in the office “a few days a week” and will take some vacation time during the next two weeks. The news was first reported by CNBC on Friday. It means that Kudlow will not join a list of administration officials who have stepped down from the administration over the past two days due to President TrumpDonald TrumpCapitol Police officer dies following riots Donor who gave millions to Hawley urges Senate to censure him for 'irresponsible' behavior Kellyanne Conway condemns violence, supports Trump in statement on Capitol riots MORE's role in inciting riots on Capitol Hill. Kudlow has served as President Trump’s chief economic adviser and director of the National Economic Council since March 2018....
    WASHINGTON -- The head of the U.S. Capitol Police will resign effective Jan. 16 following the breach of the Capitol by a pro-Trump mob.Chief Steven Sund said Thursday that police had planned for a free speech demonstration and did not expect the violent attack. He said it was unlike anything he'd experienced in his 30 years in law enforcement.He resigned Thursday after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called on him to step down. His resignation was confirmed to The Associated Press by a person familiar with the matter who was not authorized to speak publicly.The breach halted the effort by Congress to certify President-elect Joe Biden's victory. Protesters stormed the building and occupied for hours. The lawmakers eventually returned and finished their work.THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. AP's earlier story follows below.Three days before the pro-President Donald Trump riot at the Capitol, the Pentagon asked the U.S Capitol Police if...
    Joe Biden and Donald Trump will hold dueling campaign events in Georgia on Monday, the day before a special election that will decide which party controls the Senate. Biden will be in Atlanta to campaign for Democratic candidates Jon Ossoff and the Rev. Raphael Warnock while Trump will be in Dalton, Georgia, for Republican Senators David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler.  Both the president-elect and the president will try to rally their respective bases and give their candidates one final boost before the January 5th special election. The presence of Biden and Trump in the state is sure to grab headlines and news coverage ahead of the crucial vote, particularly as Trump has railed against Republican Gov. Brian Kemp.  The president called on Kemp to resign on Wednesday, tweeting that he 'should resign from office. He is an obstructionist who refuses to admit that we won Georgia, BIG! Also won the...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- As we get closer to Inauguration Day, Eyewitness News will have a special election edition of "The Countdown" to get you caught up with all of the day's political and campaign news.You can watch it online, on the ABC7NY app or on our Connected TV apps for Fire, Roku, Apple TV and Android TV. Click here to learn more.Monday, Dec. 14Trump says Attorney General William Barr resigning, will leave before Christmas Attorney General William Barr, one of President Donald Trump's staunchest allies, is resigning amid lingering tension with the president over the president's baseless claims of election fraud and the investigation into president-elect Joe Biden's son. Barr went to the White House on Monday, where Trump said he submitted his letter of resignation. "As per letter, Bill will be leaving just before Christmas to spend the holidays with his family," Trump tweeted.Joe Biden clears 270-vote mark...
    With the Supreme Court closing the door on the latest attempt to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election, one journalist believes that Donald Trump will decide to resign from his office and have Mike Pence issue a pardon to him. On Friday, the court ruled against a bid from the state of Texas and supported by a number of top Republicans that would have invalidated the votes in a number of key swing states that went for Joe Biden. If the case had been successful, it would have allowed these states to overturn their results and select their own electors who could then pick Trump to return to the White House. With the bid failed, experts have said this is likely the end of the attempts from Trump and his allies to overturn the outcome of the election. The next step, journalist Cheri Jacobus speculated, could be a...
    As Donald Trump’s presidency comes to an end and faces possible criminal charges after leaving office, some have speculated that he will resign and seek a pardon from Mike Pence, who would temporarily take his position in the White House. According to commentator Bill Palmer, Pence would destroy his political career by going along with this plan. “It’s possible Trump will resign for a Pence pardon. But if Pence does it, he’ll be finished in politics. No guarantee he’s willing to play that game. And it won’t affect whatever New York State is doing,” he tweeted early Thursday morning. Pence has reportedly had presidential ambitions for some time. Per NBC News, Barry Bennett, a Republican strategist who worked for Trump’s 2016 campaign, claimed that the end of the real estate mogul’s term means the vice president began to position himself for such a role. “What happened in the House tells...
    In a Friday column for The Hill, Brent Budowsky wrote that he expects President Donald Trump to resign from the presidency shortly before Inauguration Day. Trump has not yet conceded the race, but Democrat Joe Biden is all but certain to be inaugurated on January 20, given that Trump campaign lawyers’ legal challenges have had little success in the courts. According to Budowsky, Trump will use the lame duck phase of his presidency to issue pardons to allies and members of the first family. The commander-in-chief will also try to protect himself from investigations, Budowsky claimed, which is why he will step down and have Vice President Mike Pence pardon him. “A presidential pardon by Pence would not offer protection from cases originating in states, but those cases will be far more manageable,” he wrote. “Without a federal pardon, it is almost guaranteed that Trump will spend much of the...
    Former pan-democratic legislators Alvin Yeung Ngok-kiu, Kwok Ka-ki, Kenneth Leung and Dennis Kwok speak to the media after they were disqualified, in HOng Kong, China, November 11, 2020. TYRONE SIU/REUTERS Hong Kong — Hong Kong stripped four pro-democracy lawmakers of their seats on Wednesday, immediately after China gave the city the power to disqualify politicians deemed a threat to national security. Soon after the ousting, the remaining 15 pro-democracy lawmakers on Hong Kong's Legislative Council said they would resign "en masse" over their colleagues being disqualified. Hong Kong's government said the four politicians removed from their seats would "lose their qualification as legislators immediately." The statement on the disqualifications came after one of China's top lawmaking committees ruled that Hong Kong could remove any legislator deemed a threat to national security without going through the courts. Get Breaking News Delivered to Your Inbox The disqualifications, announced...
    The Kremlin’s top spokesman denied rumors on Friday that President Vladimir Putin is planning to resign from his position as a result of his allegedly deteriorating health condition, calling the rumors “pure nonsense.” The U.K. tabloid the Sun claimed this week that anonymous sources in Moscow believed that Putin was fighting a chronic health condition, possibly Parkinson’s disease, and that his family was pressuring him to step aside. Putin, a former KGB agent, first served as president of Russia from 1999 to 2008, then switched positions with underling Dmitry Medvedev and held the prime ministership until returning to the presidency in 2012. “There isn’t much to comment on here,” Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Friday of the Sun report, according to Russian news outlet TASS. “This is pure nonsense. The president is well.” Peskov insisted that Putin was in “excellent” health. Sputnik, a Russian state propaganda outlet, mocked...
    Journalist JT Terán on Thursday speculated about one scenario that could result from the 2020 presidential election, which has yet to be called for Donald Trump or Joe Biden. “I have this weird theory that I’ve been thinking about that when he loses all four of these last states, Trump is just gonna lose it, be too embarrassed, and resign,” he tweeted. “[Mike] Pence then takes the oath and becomes a lame duck for a month and a half,” he added. Although similar theories have been floated before, not everyone agreed. “No way he gives Pence that satisfaction unless he’s getting a pardon in return. He absolutely hates Pence and not like he does anything anyway,” one user tweeted. As The Inquisitr reported, New York Times best-selling author Thom Hartmann predicted last week that Trump would resign one week before the purported inauguration of Biden. The progressive radio personality claimed...
    Progressive radio personality and New York Times best-selling author Thom Hartmann predicted on Saturday that Donald Trump would resign one week before Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is purportedly inaugurated. “Anybody taking bets on how many days before Jan 20th Trump will resign, so Pence can pardon him & his kids, and he won’t have to attend Biden’s swearing-in but can be on a plane out of the country?” he asked on Twitter. “I’m guessing 7 days before.” As one user noted in a response tweet, Vice President Mike Pence could run into legal roadblocks in the process of offering a potential Trump pardon. “Pence can’t Pardon crimes to which he was a party. That would be obstruction of Justice. Pence also can’t Pardon crimes that have allegedly occurred at a State level, in every State.” Another speculated that Trump would likely resign over the Christmas holidays. “That’s when Bush...
    AUSTIN (CBSDFW.COM) –  Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said Monday he won’t step down after his top assistants accused him of violating the law. On Saturday, the Austin American Statesman newspaper and KVUE-TV reported Paxton’s seven top assistant attorneys general sent a letter to human resources saying, “We have a good faith belief that the Attorney General is violating federal and/or state law, including prohibitions relating to improper influence, abuse of office, bribery, and other potential criminal offenses.” The letter, posted on the news organization’s reporter on Twitter, says the officials sent a text to Paxton telling him they notified law enforcement. The allegations have many in the political sphere in Austin and around the state buzzing.Republican consultant Matt Mackowiak said, “This is a political earthquake in Texas politics. There’s no question about it.” Media reports say the concerns surround Paxton’s ties to Austin real estate developer Nate Paul. CBS...
    AUSTIN, Texas – Attorney General of Texas Ken Paxton has responded to recent allegations that he committed crimes while serving the state of Texas. On Saturday, several of Paxton’s top aides sent a letter to federal authorities asking for an investigation of the alleged crimes. According to a report by the Austin American-Statesman, Paxton is accused of improper influence, abuse of office, bribery and other potential crimes. The Statesman reported that seven upper office executives submitted a one-page letter earlier this week, asking federal authorities to investigate Paxton “in his official capacity as the current Attorney General of Texas.” The letter was sent to Texas' director of human resources on Thursday and says each executive “has knowledge of facts relevant to these potential offenses and has provided statements concerning those facts to the appropriate law enforcement,” according to the Statesman. On Saturday, Paxton said the complaint "was done to impede...
    Four North Carolina police officers and a sergeant have resigned after they were all cited for termination for the in-custody death of a black man earlier this year, officials say.  On January 23 Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police officers arrested Harold Easter, 41, on drug charges after he was found in possession of marijuana and cocaine.  He 'ingested and swallowed cocaine' during the traffic stop and was later left unattended in an interview room for 20 minutes where he suffered periodic seizures. When he was finally found in medical distress he was rushed to a hospital and died three days later. Last week the five CMPD employees involved - Sgt. Nicolas Vincent, Officer Brentley Vinson, Officer Michael Benfield, Officer Michael Joseph and Officer Shon Sheffield - were 'cited for termination' following an internal investigation and by Tuesday had resigned. Four North Carolina police officers and a sergeant have resigned  this week...
    Heath and Human Services Spokesman Michael Caputo reportedly called an emergency staff meeting to apologize over the recent controversy over inflamed political remarks he made about the Centers for Disease Control in a recent Facebook Live chat. Politico reports that staffers left the meeting with a clear sense that his resignation could be imminent. Politico reports that staffers in attendance revealed that Caputo admitted that his recent remarks that the CDC was acting as a “resistant unit” doing political harm to President Donald Trump did not serve the HHS communications office well. “He also blamed his recent behavior on a combination of physical health issues and the toll of fielding death threats against his family,” according to the report. Regarding his future in the office, Politico reports: The session left some staffers with the impression that Caputo would soon step aside as the department’s assistant secretary for public affairs, the...
    With the presidential election less than two months away, former Donald Trump ally Anthony Scaramucci — who briefly served as White House Communications director in the Trump administration in 2017 but is now a blistering critic of the president — is predicting that more Trump officials resign and speak out against Trump in the weeks to come. Scaramucci, during a CNN appearance on Wednesday morning, September 9, said he had “first-hand” knowledge of these resignations. The 56-year-old Scaramucci told “New Day” hosts Alisyn Camerota and John Berman, “I’ll make a prediction on the show: there will be people inside the administration that will denounce what is going on and resign prior to Election Day. And so, this stuff is happening, guys. The question is: is it going to move the needle or not? And I believe that it is moving the needle. And I believe that under the surface of...
    President Donald Trump’s former attorney and fixer Michael Cohen tossed out a “theory” Tuesday night that the president will resign if he loses the presidential election this November in order to pave the way for Vice President Mike Pence to pardon him for any federal crimes he’s supposedly committed. Cohen—who is currently serving a three-year prison sentence under house arrest after pleading guilty to campaign finance violations, lying to Congress, and tax evasion—appeared on MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show to promote his memoir Disloyal: A Memoir: The True Story of the Former Personal Attorney to President Donald J. Trump. Early in the interview, host Rachel Maddow brought up Cohen pleading guilty to violating federal campaign finance laws, noting that it was related to the hush-money scheme that the ex-Trump lawyer helped set up during the 2016 election in order to silence two women with whom Trump allegedly had extramarital affairs....
    SOFIA (Reuters) - Bulgaria's Prime Minister Boyko Borissov said on Friday he would resign if parliament approves his plans to call elections for a grand national assembly to change the constitution. Borissov says he wants improve accountability of the judiciary and halve the number of lawmakers. Two thirds of the Bulgaria's 240 deputies need to vote to approve calling an election for a grand national assembly. Borissov, who is under pressure from daily anti-government protests since early July, said such changes would help restart the country and overhaul its political system. (Reporting by Tsvetelia Tsolova; Editing by Toby Chopra) Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters.
    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanese Foreign Minister Nassif Hitti will submit his resignation on Monday over "the government's performance on a number of issues", Sky News Arabia cited him as saying. Hitti decided to quit over differences with the prime minister and frustration at being sidelined, a ministry official and sources close to him said earlier. (Reporting by Ellen Francis; Editing by Kevin Liffey) Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters.
    CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — A gay St. Louis County police lieutenant who settled a discrimination lawsuit against the police department for $10.25 million said Friday he is resigning from his job as commander of the department’s new diversity and inclusion unit. Keith Wildhaber, who is white, said he was the victim of racism in a Facebook post, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. He alleged in his suit that he was passed over for promotion 23 times and was told to “tone down” his “gayness.” Jurors awarded him nearly $20 million in October, but he and the county settled for the lower amount in February. “The dog whispers of a gay, white guy being unable to lead Diversity and Inclusion were loud and clear,” he wrote. “Systemic racism is alive and well. I tried to ignore the background noise, but I’m not battling ESOP and the activists for another 3 years....
    (CBS DETROIT) – Activist group Detroit Will Breathe held a press conference Tuesday morning in response to Police Chief James Craig’s press conference, on the three police involved shootings this month. They believe Craig should resign. The group’s co-founder says Detroit which is an overwhelming minority city is reeling from the coronavirus pandemic. © 2020 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Related
    SAN ANTONIO – The vice president of Edgewood Independent School District’s board of trustees said Monday she will not resign, despite a growing backlash over a Father’s Day weekend Facebook post in which she shared a picture of a man with his head in a noose. Dina Serrano, who was sworn in last month, sat quietly as a district spokeswoman read dozens of emails from people around the country who submitted comments. Edgewood ISD calls special meeting to discuss conduct of trustee following ‘offensive’ Facebook post One citizen called the post “racist, malicious,” while another said it was “blatant racism.” Thirty-five of the 39 emails called for Serrano to resign, be removed from the board or temporarily step down until she goes through sensitivity training. The board meeting, held at the district convention center on Herbert Lane, had chairs spread out so people could attend in person while also practicing...
    In 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 United States District Court for the Southern District of New York,” Berman’s statement continued. “I will step down when a presidentially appointed nominee is confirmed by the Senate,” he continued. “Until then, our investigations will move forward without delay or interruption. “I cherish every day that I work with...
    Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan said Thursday that neither she nor city police Chief Carmen Best had any intention of resigning -- despite calls from protesters that they do so. "The answer is no and no," Durkan told reporters a news conference, according to Seattle's KUOW Public Radio. "We thought about a 'Thelma & Louise' moment," she added, referring to a 1991 movie about two women on the run from the law. Hundreds of demonstrators took over City Hall for roughly an hour Tuesday night while seizing a six-block area downtown that includes a shuttered police precinct. The demonstrations were reportedly peaceful but the crowd called on Durkan to step down if she refused to defund the city's police. HANNITY BLASTS WASHINGTON GOV. SEATTLE MAYOR AMID CHAZ CHAOS: 'DOING NOTHING TO PROTECT THEIR PEOPLE' Protesters have called on authorities in making sweeping reforms to law enforcement tactics -- and redirect police funding to community health and service efforts,...
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