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Wed Sep 13, 2017, 04:09 PM

Trump FEMA Nominee Withdraws After NBC Questions on Falsified Records

Source: NBC News




BY SUZY KHIMM

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump's nominee for the No. 2 spot at the Federal Emergency Management Agency withdrew from consideration on Wednesday after NBC News raised questions about a federal investigation that found he had falsified government travel and timekeeping records when he served in the Bush administration in 2005.

"Given the distraction this will cause the Agency in a time when they cannot afford to lose focus, I have withdrawn from my nomination," the former nominee, Daniel A. Craig, said in an email to NBC News.

The investigation, jointly conducted by the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector General, concluded there was insufficient evidence that Craig had violated conflict-of-interest laws in the awarding of huge FEMA contracts in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, according to a 2011 report that has never been made public but which was reviewed by NBC News. But the investigation revealed conduct by Craig, specifically falsification of records, that could have become a major stumbling block in his confirmation by the Senate.

With FEMA back in the news because of the recent hurricanes, and still smarting from its inadequate response to Katrina, senators would have had to decide whether he should be the person they want running its day-to-day operations.


Read more: https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/white-house/amp/trump-fema-nominee-withdraws-after-nbc-questions-falsified-records-n800856

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Reply Trump FEMA Nominee Withdraws After NBC Questions on Falsified Records (Original post)
DonViejo Sep 13 OP
bullwinkle428 Sep 13 #1
dixiegrrrrl Sep 13 #2
mpcamb Sep 13 #3
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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 04:18 PM

1. He needs to stick to Bond movies.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 04:20 PM

2. Another one of Trump's " I only hire the best people" bites the dust.

Kind of good he withdrew, rather than us having to toss him out of office.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 08:07 PM

3. trump sure can pick 'em.

Not an honest one in the whole crowd.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 11:46 PM

4. Great. All our 3 Nightly News should "out" the Trump Trash( i.re.nominees) more often.

Essentially do their job.

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