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    Nikki Haley’s resignation comes one day after an ethics watchdog requested an investigation into her acceptance of free flights on private jets, 10/09/2018

    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. <snip>

    “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,” CREW said. “Federal ethics regulations prohibit employees from soliciting or accepting gifts given because of the employee’s official position.”

    MORE:

    https://www.businessinsider.com/nikki-haley-resign-investigation-flights-free-private-jets-2018-10

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  • peacecorps (6467 posts)
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    1. More corruption? My guess is that the RW media thinks that watchdogs are picking

    on Trump associates. You know – everyone does it but only Trump’s people get investigated.

  • 3FingerBrown (1395 posts)

    2. Maybe she resigned in protest of Kavanaugh SC appointment?

    Just joking! Good riddance worthless scum.

  • Land of Enchantment (11996 posts)
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    3. Hmmm….

    Interesting. She is certainly politically ambitious and this may damage her reputation. Here’s some background on her I was not aware of and I suspect there are more than a few skeletons in her closet.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nikki_Haley

    “In 2012, former Governor Mitt Romney considered her for his vice-presidential running mate.[6] In April 2012, Haley said that she would turn down any offer: “I’d say thank you, but no, I made a promise to the people of this state. And I think that promise matters. And I intend to keep it.”[5]

    Haley was mentioned in January 2016 as a potential candidate for the vice presidency in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.[99][100] The Economist described Haley as a politician with high approval ratings who possesses a combination of “fiscal ferocity and a capacity for conciliation,” and stated as a female candidate and ethnic minority she would have appeal.[20] On May 4, 2016, after Trump became the presumptive presidential nominee, Haley denied interest in the vice presidential nomination.[101][102]

    Haley was critical of Trump during the election, and was a supporter of Florida senator and candidate Marco Rubio. When Rubio dropped out of the election, she then supported candidate Ted Cruz. When Trump became the Republican finalist, she said that she would vote for him, but was “not a fan”.[103]

    Since Haley became U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, multiple pundits have opined that she could become a possible Republican presidential candidate in the future[104][105] and could, in fact, win the White House.[106][107][108] Trump was said by his staff to be grooming her in October 2017 for a national political role, having many private meetings with her on Air Force One after she had befriended his daughter, Ivanka.[109]”

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    • Hobbit709 (4960 posts)
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      5. It seems she and her family are in hock up to their ears.

      I won't shut up and I don't waste my time teaching pigs to sing
      • Land of Enchantment (11996 posts)
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        6. Wow….

        https://www.postandcourier.com/news/nikki-haley-has-up-to-million-in-debt-as-she/article_0d2b82ec-cbd9-11e8-ba5e-ef6dfe973fd3.html

        “Her U.N. office put Haley’s overall current debt at less than $500,000 but did not offer specifics. Haley’s office added her debts were not why she announced Tuesday that she will resign at the end of the year

        Haley listed ranges of debt and income on the federal income disclosure records. As of last year, she owed $25,000 to $65,000 on two credit cards and listed a mortgage and a line of credit each for $250,000 to $500,000.”

        Imagine the interest on those credit cards…

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        • HubHeaver (396 posts)
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          9. If she's using one credit card to pay the other….

          That gets out of hand very quickly.

  • Coldmountaintrail (9791 posts)
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    4. she wasn't worth much anyway, but someone told me theres a rumor that

    ivanka will replace her.

  • doh1304 (1155 posts)

    7. Or maybe she just got tired

    of people holding up crosses and backing away whenever they saw her.

  • TheNutcracker (1619 posts)

    8. MSM just showed resignation letter dated Oct.3rd.

    Truck sat on it until after the Kavanaugh nomination. They may be looking into her flights but her resignation is not abrupt.

    • spud demon (1325 posts)
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      10. I wouldn't put it past Trump or Haley to back-date the resignation

      just to avoid the appearance of being run out by CREW.

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