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6/25/2019

President Trump’s Chief Of Protocol Out

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dana @ 10:04 pm

[guest post by Dana]

Per NBC News:

The Trump administration’s chief of protocol in the State Department has been pulled off the job just ahead of the G-20 summit amid an investigation into allegations of discrimination and harassment, U.S. officials said. He is not expected to return to his job.

Two U.S. officials said that employees in the chief of protocol’s office had been informed that Ambassador Sean Lawler had been suspended indefinitely pending the outcome of the investigation. A third official said that Lawler had told the State Department’s leadership he planned to submit his resignation to President Donald Trump after the G-20 summit, which starts Friday in Osaka, Japan.

Lawler, a political appointee, was nominated by Trump to the position in September 2017 and given the rank of ambassador. He was confirmed by the Senate in November 2017.

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The U.S. officials who told NBC News about Lawler’s situation declined to elaborate on the specifics of the allegations, other than to say that numerous employees in his office had resigned in protest of his management and behavior.

Among the behaviors that had caused concern, according to two U.S. officials, is that Lawler was known to carry a whip at work in what was perceived as an attempt to intimidate colleagues.

The way it’s been going, perhaps instead of taking on “only the best people,” President Trump should’ve aimed lower and shot for simple mediocrity.

–Dana

1 Comment »

  1. Not to ignore the point of the post, which is troubling if not wholly unsurprising, but is this blog going to cover any of the stories concerning big tech censorship/collusion?

    Comment by Sean — 6/26/2019 @ 5:29 pm

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