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Fri May 19, 2017, 03:55 PM

Donovan dropping out as Trump's nominee for deputy Treasury secretary

Source: Politico

By BEN WHITE 05/19/2017 02:40 PM EDT

NEW YORK — Jim Donovan is dropping out as President Donald Trump’s nominee to serve as deputy Treasury secretary.

The Goldman Sachs executive, nominated in March to serve as Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin’s No. 2, informed the White House this week that he could not take the job due to family concerns. He was expected to play a critical role in helping shape the administration’s tax reform policy through Capitol Hill.

"I am deeply honored by President Trump's decision to nominate me as Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Treasury,” Donovan said in a statement. “However, at this time I want to focus on my family, and I can no longer accept it. I hope to be able to serve this administration in the future and fully support President Trump and Secretary Steven Mnuchin's ongoing work to reform the tax system and grow the U.S. economy.”

Donovan’s departure will come as the administration struggles to push the focus back to its major policy initiatives and away from a series of revelations about the administration and Russia.



Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2017/05/19/jim-donovan-trump-deputy-treasury-secretary-238611

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Reply Donovan dropping out as Trump's nominee for deputy Treasury secretary (Original post)
DonViejo May 2017 OP
madaboutharry May 2017 #1
George II May 2017 #5
TheOther95Percent May 2017 #2
George II May 2017 #6
hibbing May 2017 #3
Honeycombe8 May 2017 #4
GBizzle May 2017 #7
murielm99 May 2017 #8
Vinca May 2017 #9
lastlib May 2017 #11
hatrack May 2017 #10
Mr. Ected May 2017 #12

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 03:57 PM

1. Due to family concerns: Translation

"I'm not hitching my wagon to that clusterfuck."

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Response to madaboutharry (Reply #1)

Fri May 19, 2017, 04:21 PM

5. The saying goes "rats fleeing a sinking ship", in this case he's not even getting ON a sinking ship.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 04:06 PM

2. Smart Career Move

I bet his family concerns are related to being able to finding another job with Trump Administration experience on his resume.

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Response to TheOther95Percent (Reply #2)

Fri May 19, 2017, 04:21 PM

6. Or having to speak to him on an intercom through bulletproof glass.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 04:14 PM

3. Always "tax reform", it's tax cuts for the ruling class n/t

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 04:16 PM

4. He's saving himself a lot of money in legal fees in the future! nt

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 04:24 PM

7. ABANDON SHIP!!!

 

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 04:26 PM

8. Maybe his family said,

"If you go near that orange mess, pack your bags! We won't want you coming back here!"

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 04:26 PM

9. Ah, the old "spend more time with family" ploy.

Guess Jim doesn't want to take his chances at going to federal prison.

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Response to Vinca (Reply #9)

Fri May 19, 2017, 10:09 PM

11. "focus on the family"......

(....decided to join another RW hate group.....)

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 05:15 PM

10. The shitwagon is already on fire . . .

And deep within its massive load of manure is a 2,000-pound bomb.

Anyone who's paying attention knows to stay well away.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 10:31 PM

12. Family Concerns?

More like, Trump family concerns.

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