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TRUMP'S PRESIDENCY:

TRUMP, RESIGNATIONS, FIRINGS and NOMINATIONS

 

(Created on 14/03/2018)

 

 

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  • Fired by Trump: former US attorney Preet Bharara on American justice - 6 May 2019
    "The ‘sheriff of Wall Street’, who took on mafia bosses and terrorists in court, looks back on his career. Plus: Tim Gordon on the silencing of the oceans"

    (theguardian.com)

  • Kirstjen Nielsen: US Homeland Security chief resigns - 8 April 2019
    "The US Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen, who enforced some of President Donald Trump's controversial border policies, has resigned...
    Her resignation came after the president indicated he wanted to follow a "tougher" immigration policy.
    He has often accused Ms Nielsen of not being tough enough.
    In recent months, illegal crossings from Central America have surged and Mr Trump has threatened to close the Mexico border."
    + Video: US child migrants: Five things to know
    + Video: Trump: one-year warning for Mexico to stop drugs, people

    + Trump team resignations and sackings - with pictures
    (BBC)

    Kirstjen Nielsen resigns as Trump homeland security secretary - 8 April 2019
    "In a tweet on Sunday, Donald Trump said: “Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen will be leaving her position, and I would like to thank her for her service.
    I am pleased to announce that Kevin McAleenan, the current US Customs and Border Protection Commissioner, will become Acting Secretary.
    I have confidence that Kevin will do a great job!...
    The previous May, the New York Times reported that Trump had humiliated her in front of the entire cabinet, castigating her for failing
    to reduce the numbers of undocumented migrants entering the US from Mexico. The newspaper said she considered quitting then.”
    + Trump says the US is 'full' on visit to US-Mexico border – video

    (theguardian.com)

  • ROSENSTEIN 'TO EXIT JUSTICE DEPARTMENT' - with a video and pictures - 9 January 2019
    "Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein — the man who launched the special counsel investigation into Russian election interference
    — is expected to leave his role in the coming weeks.
    White House officials told ABC News Rosenstein will depart around the time William Barr, Trump's nominee for attorney general, is expected to take office."

    [ABC]

  • US Treasury Official Nominated to Lead World Bank - Text + Audio - 7 February 2019
    "President Donald Trump has nominated David Malpass to lead the World Bank."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

 

  • Pompeo and Haspel nominations set up contentious Senate hearings - 14 March 2018
    "Resistance to the nominees is building among Democrats, indicating the confirmations will not be as speedy as Republicans hope...
    Donald Trump’s sudden decision to replace the secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, with Mike Pompeo, the director of the CIA, and elevate his deputy to run the spy agency has set in motion a partisan battle on Capitol Hill ahead of what is likely to be a pair of contentious confirmation hearings...
    To replace him, Trump tapped Gina Haspel, who currently serves as the deputy director of the CIA."

    (theguardian.com)

  • Trump fires Rex Tillerson as secretary of state - 13 March 2018
    "US President Donald Trump has fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson via Twitter, naming CIA Director Mike Pompeo as his replacement."
    + Video: From "moron" to "castration": a history of Trump v Tillerson bust-ups

    + Where it went wrong for Rex
    + Video: Rex Tillerson: "I will now return to private life"
    + Rex Tillerson - Trump's former top diplomat
    + Reaction to his firing
    + Video: Mike Pompeo: Meet America's new top diplomat
    + Video: Trump says goodbye to Tillerson: 'I like Rex a lot, but we disagreed'

    (BBC)

  • Trump Dismisses Tillerson, Nominates Pompeo for State - Text + Audio + Pictures + Video - 13 March 2018
    + Video: Rex Tillerson Comments After Being Dismissed
    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

  • As it happened: Reaction to Tillerson firing - VIDEO
    Trump - "I like Rex a lot, but we disagreed"

    (BBC)

  • The biggest Trump resignations and firings – so far - with pictures and videos - 13 March 2018
    "Trump has lost a record number of officials in his first year. Here are the major departures from the White House and beyond"
    + Trump and Tillerson: the end of a rocky relationship – video
    + Rex Tillerson: 'I'll return to private life proud to have served my country' – video
    + 'Are you happy, Gary?': Trump's top economic adviser quits administration – video report
    + 'I wish the president the very best': Hope Hicks steps down – video

    (theguardian.com)