Donald Trump Claims He Asked for John Bolton's Resignation but Now Bolton Is Tweeting and Texting a Different Story
President Donald Trump announced on Twitter Tuesday morning that Head National Security Advisor John Bolton would be leaving the Trump administration.
The news comes after reports that Bolton advised against a planned meeting between Trump and leaders of the Taliban at Camp David on the week of the 18th anniversary of the September 11 attacks.
President Donald Trump earned criticism and questions after last night's surprise firing of FBI Director James Comey. Republican reactions were more mixed than those coming from political commentators and Democrats, but still included calls for an independent investigation.
John McCain used the occasion to continue his calls for a special prosecutor. "While the President has the legal authority to remove the Director of the FBI, I am disappointed in the President’s decision to remove James Comey from office. James Comey is a man of honor and integrity, and he has led the FBI well in extraordinary circumstances," said McCain. "I have long called for a special congressional committee to investigate Russia’s interference in the 2016 election. The president’s decision to remove the FBI Director only confirms the need and the urgency of such a committee.”
Much-reviled pharma-CEO, Martin Shkreli, has been ousted from his position as chief executive of Turing Pharmaceuticals, according to the New York Times. A Turing spokesperson acknowledged Shkreli’s resignation following his arrest, after being charged with securities fraud and conspiracy.