Trump has pardoned controversial former sheriff Joe Arpaio of his conviction for criminal contempt and White House shill Sebastian Gorka resigns!
Joe Arpaio, a sheriff in Maricopa County, Arizona, was found guilty of criminal contempt last month for disregarding a court order in a racial profiling case. Arpaio’s sentencing was scheduled for October 5. US District Judge Susan Bolton in the July 31 order wrote,
“Not only did (Arpaio) abdicate responsibility, he announced to the world and to his subordinates that he was going to continue business as usual no matter who said otherwise.”
Trump indicated he would pardon Arpaio at a rally in Phoenix, Arizona, on Tuesday:
Trump’s adviser Sebastian Gorka resigned late Friday night. According to CNN, the controversial aide is leaving his post as deputy assistant to the President. He said in a letter to Trump,
“Regrettably, outside of yourself, the individuals who most embodied and represented the policies that will ‘Make America Great Again,’ have been internally countered, systematically removed, or undermined in recent months”… adding that “given recent events, it is clear to me that forces that do not support the MAGA promise are – for now – ascendant within the White House.”
Many had suspected that Gorka would be the next to go after the departure of Bannon, who he previously worked for as national security editor at Breitbart.
News of Bannon’s departure came last week, as the Trump administration reeled from the President’s tepid response to white supremacist violence in Charlottesville, Va.
And the beat goes on…
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