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Drug Enforcement Chief To Resign Over Trump’s Lack Of Respect For The Law

The acting head of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will resign by the end of the week, suggesting issues between himself and Donald Trump, the New York Times . Chuck Rosenberg, who twice served as chief of staff to the former F.B.I. Director James Comey and remains a close confidant said he had become convinced that Trump has little respect for the law. Geez, I wonder what gave it away?

Rosenberg has become disillusioned with the former reality show star. During a speech in front of law enforcement officials in July, the alleged president said, “please don’t be too nice” when handling crime suspects. That comment didn’t go over well with Rosenberg and he found himself in the position of having to email all D.E.A. employees to tell them that they should not mistreat suspects. You know, because innocent until proven guilty is still supposed to be a thing.

“We must earn and keep the public trust and continue to hold ourselves to the very highest standards,” Rosenberg wrote in the email. “Ours is an honorable profession and, so, we will always act honorably.”

Rosenburg also made it clear to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein that he did not want to become the permanent head of the DEA in July.

The New York Times :

Mr. Rosenberg, who was appointed by President Barack Obama in 2015, is a career prosecutor. Under President George W. Bush, he served as the United States attorney in both southern Texas and eastern Virginia.”

Mr. Rosenberg told Rosenstein that he would not consider taking any other position in the Justice Department.

The revolving door at the Trump administration hasn’t stopped. To be part of this toxic administration isn’t good for a person’s resume. As special counsel Robert Mueller zeroes in, even .

Trump said that he would be a “law and order president.” but that doesn’t appear to be the case.




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