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(David Bythewood) #453

Notice there’s always a spike in departures when things start to go badly off the rails? Does anybody know precisely why Scott Gottlieb took off? That one seemed to shock a LOT of people.

Slight Edit: I just noticed that Scott Gottlieb, head of the FDA, is not listed above. So, uh, now he is.

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#454

Thanks, I’ve been sick this week.

  • FDA chief Scott Gottlieb is leaving in about a month.
  • Just last week, Gottlieb said the FDA was working on new regulations for CBD-infused food and drink.
  • While the federal government legalized hemp-derived CBD, the FDA’s rules still prohibit adding it to food or drinks.

#455

The top communications official at the Department of Veterans Affairs, John Ullyot, announced his resignation Thursday, according to an internal email obtained by CNN and a statement from Secretary Robert Wilkie.

Ullyot will officially leave his post as the assistant secretary for public and intergovernmental affairs in early April and will be “announcing an exciting new position shortly,” according to the email.

A White House appointee, Ullyot was widely considered to be a staunch loyalist of President Donald Trump during his two years at the VA and praised the President’s leadership in an note to colleagues announcing his decision to leave the department. …

Ullyot came under fire in December after emails surfaced showing he discouraged the department’s former chief diversity officer from posting a more forceful condemnation of white supremacists and neo-Nazis who participated in the deadly August 2017 “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Last March, USA Today and The Washington Post reported that Ullyot tried to facilitate the ouster of then-secretary David Shulkin by trying to get a top House Veterans’ Affairs Committee staffer to encourage members to demand his resignation.


#456

Thanks @matt


#457

Lance Leggitt, deputy director of the White House Domestic Policy Council and a veteran of two presidents, plans to resign soon, the White House announced on Friday.

A former chief of staff at the Health and Human Services Department, Leggitt served as deputy of the Domestic Policy Council in the Trump White House for little more than a year, working on lowering the price of prescription drugs and assisting U.S. veterans.


#458

Omfg, VEEP had to talk Coats down from resigning over pulling out of Syria. Also Trump calls Coats, Mr. Rogers. :joy:

The country’s intelligence chief was on the verge of resigning at the end of last year over his frustrations with President Donald Trump but was talked out of it by his closest ally in the administration, Vice President Mike Pence, according to current and former senior administration officials.

Among the tensions the officials said have marred the relationship between the president and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats: Trump pushed Coats to find evidence that former President Barack Obama wiretapped him; he demanded Coats publicly criticize the U.S. intelligence community as biased; and he accused Coats of being behind leaks of classified information. More recently Trump also fumed to aides after Coats publicly defended the importance of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization in countering Russia’s aggression, officials said.

But the tipping point for Coats came in December with Trump’s abrupt decision to withdraw all U.S. troops from Syria, and the contentious departure of former Defense Secretary James Mattis after protesting the policy, according to the current and former officials. The vice president, who has repeatedly played the role of envoy between Trump and Coats, convinced his longtime Indiana friend to stay until at least this summer, the officials said.