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All US Ambassadors Appointed by Pres. Obama are ordered to quit by Inauguration Day

Image result for photos of US department of state building January 6, 2017. US President – Elect Transition team issued a mandate requiring all (“without exceptions”) politically appointed ambassadors by President Obama to leave their posts by  Inauguration Day on January 20th, 2017. Previous U.S. administrations, from both major political parties, have usually granted extensions to allow a few ambassadors, particularly those with school-age children, to remain in place for weeks or months.

According to the senior Trump transition official’s remark to the New York Times,  “there was no ill will in the move”, just “a simple matter of ensuring Obama’s overseas envoys leave the government on schedule, just as thousands of political aides at the White House and in federal agencies must do”.

 

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