Wednesday, May 16, 2007

resignations & refusals

update: wolfowitz to resign from world bank on june 30th
from raw story: The Executive Directors of the World Bank today released a statement announcing that embattled World Bank president Paul Wolfowitz would resign at the end of the fiscal year, June 30th. According the the statement, the decision to resign was made by Wolfowitz...

wolfowitz to resign this afternoon?from abc: World Bank officials say the bank's board is completing an "exit strategy" that will allow World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz to resign this afternoon and "still save some face" over the issue of his efforts to seek a promotion and pay raise for his girlfriend at the bank.

The officials say the bank's board will accept Wolfowitz's resignation but will also acknowledge that the World Bank's Ethics Committee bears "some responsibility" for giving him bad advice on the issue of his girlfriend.

The decision is likely today, officials say, because Wolfowitz had been scheduled to leave tonight for a European trip.

whitman refuses to testify on post-9/11 air quality
whitman refuses to testify on post-9/11 air qualityfrom abc: Christine Todd Whitman, the former administrator at the Environmental Protection Agency, has refused to testify before a congressional subcommittee, regarding the government's handling of the air quality at the World Trade Center site following the 9/11 attacks.

In refusing to testify, Whitman's attorney cited that the former New Jersey governor is named as a defendant in two lawsuits involving her statements on air quality following the attacks.

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