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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

John Negroponte shrugs at Trump's situation

It is odd, if not ironic that John Negroponte shrugged at Donald Trump's situation this morning on CNN. The former Secretary of State emphasized the importance of the President of the United States in nurturing diplomatic relations with foreign allies.

The question to Negroponte is how does Trump do that with credibility when he has created chaos on the homefront. The chaos is unresolved.

What is the motivation by now Professor Negroponte to appear to be defending Trump?

To be fair, it is essential for Congress to move at once to get the facts. It is also imperative to appoint a special prosecutor because Congress is too conflicted. Maybe even John Negroponte reflects that Republicans put their party before the nation.

Maybe, Negroponte wants to underscore the importance for the nation to attend to business with greater urgency?

John Negroponte
United States Deputy Secretary of State
In office
February 27, 2007 – January 23, 2009
President    George W. Bush
Barack Obama
Preceded by    Robert Zoellick
Succeeded by    Jim Steinberg
1st United States Director of National Intelligence
In office
April 21, 2005 – February 13, 2007
President    George W. Bush
Preceded by    Position established
Succeeded by    Mike McConnell
United States Ambassador to Iraq
In office
June 29, 2004 – March 17, 2005
President    George W. Bush
Preceded by    Krzysztof Biernacki (Acting)
Succeeded by    Zalmay Khalilzad
23rd United States Ambassador to the United Nations
In office
September 19, 2001 – June 23, 2004
President    George W. Bush
Preceded by    James B. Cunningham (Acting)
Succeeded by    John Danforth
United States Ambassador to the Philippines
In office
October 26, 1993 – August 5, 1996
President    Bill Clinton
Preceded by    Richard H. Solomon
Succeeded by    Thomas C. Hubbard
United States Ambassador to Mexico
In office
July 3, 1989 – September 5, 1993
President    George H. W. Bush
Bill Clinton
Preceded by    Charles J. Pilliod Jr.
Succeeded by    Jim Jones
Deputy National Security Advisor
In office
November 23, 1987 – January 20, 1989
President    Ronald Reagan
Preceded by    Colin Powell
Succeeded by    Robert Gates
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