This is a breaking story.
Haley just met with Trump and officially tendered her resignation, reports are that when will continue in her job until the end of the year.
This, of course, comes on the heels of news that Trump is once again planning to meet with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un.
But I’m sure there is no connection.
Pundits discussing a possible presidential run for Nikki Haley to begin in 3..2… wait it has already started?
Update: Here is Trump heaping praise on his departing UN Ambassador.
President Trump announces the departure of Nikki Haley: “We will miss you…and you have done a fantastic job, and I want to thank you very much.” pic.twitter.com/Cu0H9e6wjN
— Axios (@axios) October 9, 2018
Haley has been very careful not to rock the boat, and clearly, she is not planning to make any waves as she jumps ship.
Update 2: Oh wait, there WAS a scandal brewing.
Courtesy of HuffPost:
A watchdog organization is calling for an investigation into seven private flights taken by United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley that were paid for by South Carolina business executives.
The 2017 flights, which Haley listed on her public financial disclosure report this year, were between New York, Washington and three cities in her home state of South Carolina, where she was governor before joining the Trump administration. The watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington said the flights were likely worth about $24,000 and should be investigated by the State Department’s inspector general.
“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,” Noah Bookbinder, executive director of the group, said in a statement. “Our ethics laws are clearly written to prevent even the appearance of corruption and improper influence.”
At a “minimum,” Bookbinder said, Haley should have been sensitive to the appearance of accepting pricey gifts from businessmen — especially at a time when other Trump officials have been caught in scandals for lavish travel.
This is especially interesting because I just saw one of the talking heads on MSNBC saying that Haley was perhaps the first Trump Administration official to leave without a cloud of controversy following her.
There is nobody close to this president who is not under a cloud of controversy.