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Tuesday, October 09, 2018

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley resigned Tuesday directly to President Donald Trump, according to multiple sources familiar with her decision.

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Just yesterday the Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington request Haley be investigated. Read CREW's ethics investigation request:

Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley should be investigated to determine if she complied with ethics regulations when she accepted seven free flights for herself and her husband on luxury private aircraft from three South Carolina businessmen, according to a request filed by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) with the State Department's Inspector General.

Ambassador Haley's 2017 public financial disclosure report listed her acceptance of gifts of seven free flights on private aircraft from three South Carolina businessmen for herself and her husband. Those flights were between New York, Washington, DC, and three cities in her home state of South Carolina, and appear to have been worth tens of thousands of dollars to her. In her financial disclosure report, Ambassador Haley asserted that each gifted flight qualified for an exception based on a personal relationship with the giver. The report, however, does not provide enough information to demonstrate that this exception was applicable to the flights. Whether the exception applies depends partly on whether the three businessmen were the only sources of the gifts; if business entities were sources of the gifts, the exception was inapplicable.

Federal ethics regulations prohibit employees from soliciting or accepting gifts given because of the employee's official position. They also direct employees to consider declining otherwise permissible gifts if they believe a reasonable person would question their integrity or impartiality as a result of accepting the gifts. At a minimum, Ambassador Haley should have been conscious of the appearance concerns surrounding her acceptance of gifts of private luxury air travel at a time when her colleagues in the administration were making news with their own lavish air travel.

"By accepting gifts of luxury private flights, Ambassador Haley seems to be falling in line with other Trump administration officials who are reaping personal benefits from their public positions," said CREW Executive Director Noah Bookbinder. "Our ethics laws are clearly written to prevent even the appearance of corruption and improper influence. We're calling on the State Department's inspector general to further investigate the nature of these gifts, determine whether they are in line with ethics rules, and ensure that employees like Ambassador Haley are fully trained on the application and importance of ethical standards."

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And in December 2017, Ms. Haley said that women who had accused Mr. Trump of sexual misconduct "should be heard," a surprising break from the administration's longstanding assertion that the accusations were false and that voters rightly dismissed them when they elected Mr. Trump. "They should be heard, and they should be dealt with," Ms. Haley told CBS. "And I think we heard from them prior to the election. And I think any woman who has felt violated or felt mistreated in any way, they have every right to speak up."

She often clashed with her first boss, Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson, whose aides wanted her to first clear her public remarks with Washington.

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#1 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2018-10-09 10:25 AM | Reply

She got tired of the stench. Good for her.

#2 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2018-10-09 10:31 AM | Reply

Donald is calling her to meet with him. Maybe he will make her an offer she can't refuse.

#3 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2018-10-09 10:32 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Now everyone who ripped her for standing up to the corrupt, America-hating thugs in the UN are going to praise her.

#4 | Posted by nullifidian at 2018-10-09 10:34 AM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

#4 I didn't see many opposing Haley as a person. She seemed to be widely respected and was trying to do a good job under difficult leadership.

#5 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2018-10-09 10:38 AM | Reply

This is disappointing. As a UN ambassador I thought she was a much-needed breath of fresh air. She called out the obvious and pulled no punches.

I wonder why she resigned?

#6 | Posted by JeffJ at 2018-10-09 10:44 AM | Reply | Funny: 2

Sounds like she's probably just moving up the ladder in the administration. Doubling down on the indelible stain on her reputation and soul.

#7 | Posted by qcp at 2018-10-09 10:46 AM | Reply

I think some one has a story about her hanging around a punchbowl 30 years ago, throwing ice and drinking a beer. These days that's enough to do you in. To some people.

#8 | Posted by Spork at 2018-10-09 10:47 AM | Reply

Donald is calling her to meet with him. Maybe he will make her an offer she can't refuse.

#3 | POSTED BY BRUCEBANNER

Perhaps one last p---- grab on the way out...

#9 | Posted by Whatsleft at 2018-10-09 10:53 AM | Reply | Funny: 2

I wonder why she resigned?

#6 | POSTED BY JEFFJ AT 2018-10-09 10:44 AM | FLAG:

After mid term, Dotard fires Sessions and appoints Lindsay Graham as AG who then fires Mueller. Haley is selected to replace him in Senate.

#10 | Posted by 726 at 2018-10-09 10:56 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 5

FYI - Mrs. Haley showed decisiveness and utter stupidity for embarrassing our President in his moment of Presidential d•••-waving.

She will end up on Trump's female trash heap like all of the others.

#11 | Posted by getoffmedz at 2018-10-09 11:14 AM | Reply

#4 I didn't see many opposing Haley as a person. She seemed to be widely respected and was trying to do a good job under difficult leadership.

#5 | POSTED BY BRUCEBANNER

She's a conservative minority woman. If she aspires to a more prominent and powerful role in this country the left will savage her worse than they did Sarah Palin.

#12 | Posted by JeffJ at 2018-10-09 11:31 AM | Reply | Funny: 2 | Newsworthy 2

WOW, I've long viewed Ms. Haley as Trump's most loyal servant. She just had it with ---- up to her neck.

#13 | Posted by bayviking at 2018-10-09 11:31 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

"If she aspires to a more prominent and powerful role in this country the left will savage her worse than they did Sarah Palin."

Sarah Palin brought it on herself with her arrogant attacks on Obama pretending she was qualified for national office. She was a joke and it was completely appropriate to make fun of her when she was running for "Vee Pee."

#14 | Posted by danni at 2018-10-09 11:33 AM | Reply

Nikki Haley will not be treated as Sarah Palin was.

#15 | Posted by danni at 2018-10-09 11:34 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I think 726 probably has read this situation correctly. Time will tell.

#16 | Posted by danni at 2018-10-09 11:35 AM | Reply

Nikki Haley is not too be compared with Caribou Barbie.

The fact that you did that is pretty ignorant.

Then followed by the "Trump actions by the Left" as a hypothetical as your tactic to denigrate the left at any and every opportunity.

Classic JEFFJ.

#17 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2018-10-09 11:37 AM | Reply

What next? Sarah Huckabee, you can do this.

#18 | Posted by bayviking at 2018-10-09 11:45 AM | Reply

Danni and Bruce.

I hope both of you prove to be right and that I prove to be wrong.

#19 | Posted by JeffJ at 2018-10-09 11:45 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

I wonder why she resigned?
#6 | POSTED BY JEFFJ

Maybe she was tired of being the laughing stock of the world.

#20 | Posted by TFDNihilist at 2018-10-09 11:47 AM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 2

#20; Perhaps; but anyone that lasts that long parrot trump delusions on a world stage must be an emotionless sociopath.

#21 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2018-10-09 12:06 PM | Reply

Finally. A cabinet member that has some balls.

#22 | Posted by lee_the_agent at 2018-10-09 12:09 PM | Reply

Maybe they're announcing that she's pregnant, and moving into the WH.

#23 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2018-10-09 12:10 PM | Reply | Funny: 3

If Steven Seagal doesn't get the governor of primorye in Russia gig maybe this is his fallback.

Anybody following his story? It gets weirder by the minute

#24 | Posted by hatter5183 at 2018-10-09 12:13 PM | Reply

I'm surprised there weren't any WH pregnancies when Obama was in office.

#25 | Posted by lee_the_agent at 2018-10-09 12:26 PM | Reply

Given the fact that she had zero international experience, I thought she did a good job.

It is funny how the DR Left is now "warming" to her now that she is leaving, when she was appointed the amount of hate was fairly massive, even for you freaks.

#26 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-10-09 12:42 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

I hope both of you prove to be right and that I prove to be wrong.

#19 | POSTED BY JEFFJ AT 2018-10-09 11:45 AM | REPLY | FLAG:

Even in the Trump age, liberals have maintained their class.

I won't include the Bernie Bros under the umbrella of liberals. They are far left.

#27 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2018-10-09 12:50 PM | Reply

It is funny how the DR Left is now "warming" to her now that she is leaving

Was there really that much criticism of her previously, other than for what you just admitted (her complete lack of experience)? I'm seriously asking, i wasnt here for that.

I also don't think it's particularly hypocritical (or whatever it is youre accusing people of) for people who hate Trump to welcome his defectors with open arms. Seems awfully congruent to me.

#28 | Posted by JOE at 2018-10-09 12:52 PM | Reply

It is funny how the DR Left is now "warming" to her now that she is leaving, when she was appointed the amount of hate was fairly massive, even for you freaks.

#26 | POSTED BY RIGHTOCENTER AT 2018-10-09 12:42 PM | REPLY | FLAG:

False victimhood doesn't look good on you. You are assigning false positions to the left, as you do.

#29 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2018-10-09 12:52 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Rut-roh..

www.businessinsider.com

FTA:

United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley's abrupt resignation on Tuesday came one day after an ethics watchdog group requested the State Department's inspector general investigate her acceptance of seven free flights aboard private jets from a trio of South Carolina businessmen.

Haley, the former governor of South Carolina, listed the flights on her 2017 financial disclosure and asserted that each qualified for an exception based on her relationships with the businessmen.

But the group, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, said in its complaint that Haley's financial disclosure did not provide enough information to make the assertion that the flights between New York, Washington, DC, and three South Carolina cities qualified for the exemption.

#30 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2018-10-09 12:53 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"the left will savage her worse than they did Sarah Palin."

Can you show us on the Caribou Barbie what The Left did to her?

Did they put a bullseye over her face too?

Did they make her drink Flint water so her baby came out retarded? Savage!

#31 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-10-09 12:54 PM | Reply | Funny: 7

- It is funny how the DR Left is now "warming" to her now that she is leaving

So far, they've warmed to everyone that leaves Trump,

except former-Shadow-President Bannon.

#32 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2018-10-09 12:55 PM | Reply

Did they make her drink Flint water so her baby came out retarded? Savage!

#31 | POSTED BY SNOOFY

Nah that's just a simple case of retarded genes in, retarded genes out.

#33 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2018-10-09 12:56 PM | Reply

#32 | POSTED BY SHEEPLESCHISM

Are you high? Everyone in this thread is talking ---- about isolationist barbie.

#34 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2018-10-09 12:57 PM | Reply

Personally, I couldn't care less how vicious the talk gets about Nikki (I won't expand Medicaid) Haley. People literally died because of that. Once you are responsible for the deaths of the citizens you rule over you're scum forever!

#35 | Posted by danni at 2018-10-09 01:05 PM | Reply

You are assigning false positions to the left, as you do.

#29 | POSTED BY BRUCEBANNER AT 2018-10-09 12:52 PM

Hardly, it might not have been you Brucie, but there were dozens of posts slamming her as a Nazi, that she was having sex with Trump, that she was a traitor, etc.

I don't have the time, energy or innate creepiness to archive posts but I am sure the Internet Wayback Machine has plenty from Jan-Mar 2017.

#36 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-10-09 01:06 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

#35

Case in point.

#37 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-10-09 01:07 PM | Reply

Poor Nikki, I guess she didn't want to go down in history as Colin Powel with his

reputation in tatters. When at the UN, every time Trump opened his mouth, you couldn't

help seeing a terrified look in her face.....she just couldn't keep a straight face.

Her eyes were a dead give away. She can't help having an HONEST heart. Good for her!!

#38 | Posted by saginawmi at 2018-10-09 01:10 PM | Reply

#35
Case in point.

#37 | POSTED BY RIGHTOCENTER

That's standard Danni, though. Disagree with her politics and you are scum. To her, Haley is scum simply due to the letter after her name.

On numerous occasions I've asked her if she can name a single Republican at the federal level who she feels isn't scum. She's never answered (and probably never will).

#39 | Posted by JeffJ at 2018-10-09 01:11 PM | Reply

Trump swaps her out for Pence for his run at the second term. She will help with the women and she is more electable to try and carry on if he is impeached or after the Trump term.

#40 | Posted by MBlue at 2018-10-09 01:12 PM | Reply

Resigning on the tail of Kavanaugh's installment might have specific meaning to Haley..

#41 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2018-10-09 01:12 PM | Reply

I think it's a mistake to assume she's turned against Trump or resigned because of any disagreement with him. She knew when she took the job that she was going to work for a scumbag who sexually assaults women and degrades others on a daily basis. The most logical conclusion is that she is gearing up for something else.

#42 | Posted by JOE at 2018-10-09 01:19 PM | Reply

These days that's enough to do you in. To some people.

#8 | POSTED BY SPORK

Apparently, that has no effect at all on Rethuglicans. After all, your alcoholic partisan is now a Supreme Court Justice. All so Humpy can be protected from HIS indiscretions.

Well done scum.

#43 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-10-09 01:27 PM | Reply

She quit out of embarrassment after everybody at the UN laughed at the dotard.

www.independent.co.uk

#44 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2018-10-09 01:55 PM | Reply

Now Humpy can put Ivanka in there. She gonna do some architecting with the UN!

#45 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-10-09 01:58 PM | Reply

I won't include the Bernie Bros under the umbrella of liberals. They are far left.

#27 | POSTED BY BRUCEBANNER

Russian propaganda still poisoning HillaryHulk's mind.

#46 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2018-10-09 02:46 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

#27 | POSTED BY BRUCEBANNER
Russian propaganda still poisoning HillaryHulk's mind.

#46 | POSTED BY INDIANAJONES

I posted this link on another thread but it applies here also.

For all those who doubt we are being manipulated.

securingtomorrow.mcafee.com

"The McAfee Labs Threats Report: September 2017, released today, identifies a notable surge in similar activity by the Faceliker malware. This Trojan manipulates Facebook accounts clicks to artificially "like" certain content. Faceliker accounted for about 8.9% of the 52 million new malware samples detected in the quarter. It was a key driver in the 67% overall growth for the category during the period.

Faceliker infects users' browsers when they visit malicious or compromised websites. It then hijacks their Facebook account clicks in such a way that users think they are liking one thing, but the malware is redirecting the click. It acts on their behalf to click another "like" button without their knowledge or consent, essentially making each user an accomplice in the click fraud scheme.
Users aren't negatively impacted by the Trojan, but they do appear to over-like certain content, skewing like-ratings through fraudulent inflation. The actors behind malware such as Faceliker sell their services to the actors behind the content. "

My enterprise scanner has already deleted thousands of attempts to manipulate our likes on Facebook this year. How many are going undetected in systems not properly protected?

How many users on Facebook? Billions?

Why aren't out leaders warning us and telling us what to do to protect Ourselves? Something is rotten in America.

Maybe they want us to be manipulated?

#47 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-10-09 05:34 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#47 - good post.

#48 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2018-10-09 05:54 PM | Reply

Hardly, it might not have been you Brucie, but there were dozens of posts slamming her as a Nazi, that she was having sex with Trump, that she was a traitor, etc.
I don't have the time, energy or innate creepiness to archive posts but I am sure the Internet Wayback Machine has plenty from Jan-Mar 2017.

#36 | POSTED BY RIGHTOCENTER AT 2018-10-09 01:06 PM | FLAG: | FUNNY: 2

The White Knight rides again! Those comments seem to be regarding legitimate news articles discussing those things. Those comments are similar to any that can be found regarding current Trump policies. Her job is to implement Trump's policies, so it would make sense that folks would say those things when discussing her actions.

First and foremost, Haley is a politician and she needs to be viewed as such. Spare me the "women are sacred" followed by putting a rapist on the SCOTUS.

#49 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2018-10-09 05:59 PM | Reply

#49

Thanks for making my point for me.

#50 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-10-09 06:54 PM | Reply

Haley 2024? (She says "no" to 2020)
Shapiro 2024? (He says "no" to 2020)

Who in the Republican Party will challenge Trump in the 2020 primaries? They'll at least have to put up some duffer against him to make it look good.

#51 | Posted by Karabekian at 2018-10-09 07:59 PM | Reply

#50 your point/life is: troll the libs

#52 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2018-10-09 08:20 PM | Reply

I had to work for a couple of hours last night. Going back to my days of working the graveyard shift there was a political talk-radio show I really liked called "Red Eye Radio". So, it was about a quarter to twelve (they come on at midnight) and I flipped on WJR not knowing what programming they had in the segment before "Red Eye". Well, it was that despicable human being named Savage.

This was his take on Haley:

She resigned in disgrace. She was bellicose and bullying, the exact opposite of how an ambassador is supposed to be, and she desperately wanted a proxy war with Russia through Syria. When the level-headed advisers surrounding Trump steered him away from such an act she knew the game was up for her and resigned in disgrace.

You want to know what's funny? That ------- actually believes his own BS.

#53 | Posted by JeffJ at 2018-10-10 10:23 AM | Reply

80% of Trump's policies are atrocious, everything he does is based on total ignorance on issues he knows nothing about and has no interest in. During all this Nikki Haley supported every stupid thing Trump did. Now she is creating some distance.

In "The Fifth Risk" Michael Lewis lays out in detail just how incompetent the Trump team is.

What are the consequences if the people given control over our government have no idea how it works?
The election happened,, Trump appointees were few and far between; those that did show up were shockingly uninformed about the functions of their new workplace. Some even threw away the briefing books that had been prepared for them.

In Agriculture the funding of vital programs like food stamps and school lunches is being slashed. The Commerce Department may not have enough staff to conduct the 2020 Census properly. Over at Energy, where international nuclear risk is managed, it's not clear there will be enough inspectors to track and locate black market uranium before terrorists do.

Willful ignorance plays a role in these looming disasters. If your ambition is to maximize short-term gains without regard to the long-term cost, you are better off not knowing those costs. If you want to preserve your personal immunity to the hard problems, it's better never to really understand those problems. There is upside to ignorance and downside to knowledge. Knowledge makes life messier. It makes it a bit more difficult for a person who wishes to shrink the world to a worldview.

If there are dangerous fools in this book, there are also unsung heroes, those public servants whose knowledge, dedication, and proactivity keep the machinery running.

#54 | Posted by bayviking at 2018-10-10 01:50 PM | Reply

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