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Fri Jan 12, 2018, 12:17 PM

Breaking: US ambassador to Panama resigns on principle, can no longer serve Trump administration

Source: Reuters via Sky News

Reuters: U.S. ambassador to Panama has written a letter to the State Department announcing his resignation saying he resigns on principle and can no longer serve the Trump administration

U.S. State Department has confirmed the departure of the country's ambassador to Panama saying he has decided to "retire for personal reasons" as of 9 March

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Haven't found the article yet, but multiple tweets including these from Sky News, quoted above:













First article I've found, from the Independent, basically repeats what's quoted above:

US ambassador to Panama resigns because he can 'no longer work for Trump'

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-ambassador-panama-resigns-donald-trump-john-feeley-not-work-president-a8156116.html



Editing again to add his State Dept bio, which I wouldn't be surprised to see the Trump WH order scrubbed soon:

https://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/biog/252340.htm

John D. Feeley

U.S. Ambassador to Panama
Term of Appointment: 12/09/2015 to present


John Feeley is a Senior Foreign Service officer who has focused much of his diplomatic career working on Western Hemisphere issues both in Washington and in the region. He was confirmed by the United States Senate to be Ambassador to Panama on December 9, 2015.

Mr. Feeley was most recently the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs at the State Department. In that capacity he had responsibility for the daily management of policy implementation and the supervision of 53 diplomatic posts across the Americas. Previously he served as the Summit of the Americas Coordinator, overseeing the substantive preparation for Secretary Clinton’s engagement in the 2012 Cartagena Summit. He was Deputy Chief of Mission in Mexico from 2009 to 2012, where he ran a 37-agency country team that implemented the $2 billion Merida Initiative. He has also been the Department’s Director for Central American Affairs and Deputy Director for Caribbean Affairs. From 2004 to 2006, John served as a Deputy Executive Secretary in the Office of the Secretary of State, where he was responsible for managing information flow to Secretaries Powell and Rice, as well as coordinating their overseas travel.

A 2004 Distinguished Graduate of the National War College, Mr. Feeley’s overseas assignments include Mexico City (2), Santo Domingo, and Bogota.

Prior to joining the State Department in 1990, Mr. Feeley served on active military duty as a helicopter pilot in the United States Marine Corps. He is a graduate of Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service.


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Reply Breaking: US ambassador to Panama resigns on principle, can no longer serve Trump administration (Original post)
highplainsdem Jan 2018 OP
Anon-C Jan 2018 #1
Me. Jan 2018 #3
aggiesal Jan 2018 #6
Me. Jan 2018 #7
BadgerMom Jan 2018 #12
BigmanPigman Jan 2018 #2
Judi Lynn Jan 2018 #4
groundloop Jan 2018 #9
ret5hd Jan 2018 #10
PatSeg Jan 2018 #5
raccoon Jan 2018 #8
Botany Jan 2018 #11
aggiesal Jan 2018 #13
Cryptoad Jan 2018 #14
niyad Jan 2018 #15
meadowlander Jan 2018 #16
oberliner Jan 2018 #17

Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 12:18 PM

1. Whoever you are, thank you! - NT

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Response to Anon-C (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 12:20 PM

3. Precisely

does the person have a name?

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Response to Me. (Reply #3)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 12:27 PM

6. John D. Feeley since December 9, 2015

Appointed by President Barack Obama

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Response to aggiesal (Reply #6)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 12:28 PM

7. Thank You

and thank you Ambassador Feeley

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Response to aggiesal (Reply #6)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 01:33 PM

12. Resister!

Thank you!

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 12:19 PM

2. He obvioisly has self respect and dignity.

Too bad the GOP Congress and Cabinet don't.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 12:25 PM

4. A person of character walks away from Trump's ####hole administration. n/t

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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #4)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 12:36 PM

9. Unfortunately he'll be replaced by a 45* appointee

I can't blame people of character for wanting out, and applaud them when they make it known WHY they're leaving. Unfortunately that leaves a vacuum which will eventually be filled by someone of 45*s choosing (and we know what kind of person that will be). The next President is going to have a huge mess to clean up.

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Response to groundloop (Reply #9)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 12:49 PM

10. No true trumpite would agree to go to that shithole country would they???

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 12:26 PM

5. Hopefully there will be more

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 12:32 PM

8. At least one person still has some principles. nt

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 01:03 PM

11. "I would be honor bound to resign. That time has come."

U.S. ambassador to Panama resigns, says cannot serve Trump

Reuters Staff
1 MIN READ

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Ambassador to Panama John Feeley, a career diplomat and former Marine Corps helicopter pilot, has resigned, telling the State Department he no longer feels able to serve President Donald Trump.

“As a junior foreign service officer, I signed an oath to serve faithfully the president and his administration in an apolitical fashion, even when I might not agree with certain policies. My instructors made clear that if I believed I could not do that, I would be honor bound to resign. That time has come,” Feeley said, according to an excerpt of his resignation letter read to Reuters.

A State Department spokeswoman confirmed Feeley’s departure, saying that he “has informed the White House, the Department of State, and the Government of Panama of his decision to retire for personal reasons, as of March 9 of this year.”

Reporting by Arshad Mohammed; Editing by Tom Brown


https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-diplomacy-panama/u-s-ambassador-to-panama-resigns-says-cannot-serve-trump-idUSKBN1F1227

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thanx to DUer Eugene for posting this story

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 01:36 PM

13. Wow, what a resume ...

Cheetolini appoints his business buddies

Example,

Jamie D. McCourt - U.S. Ambassador to the French Republic and Principality of Monaco
Practicing attorney, engaged in international and securities law in New York as well as in corporate, real estate, and family law in Boston.
Former Co-Owner and Executive of the Los Angeles Dodgers.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 02:10 PM

14. SaaaaaaaLute!

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 02:15 PM

15. you did the correct thing.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 02:18 PM

16. More of this please.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 08:27 PM

17. He resigned before Trump made these comments

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