In Break With Precedent, Obama Envoys Are Denied Extensions Past Inauguration Day

The mandate — issued “without exceptions,” according to a terse State Department cable sent on Dec. 23, diplomats who saw it said — threatens to leave the United States without Senate-confirmed envoys for months in  critical nations like Germany, Canada and Britain. In the past, administrations of both parties have often granted extensions on a case-by-case basis to allow a handful of ambassadors, particularly those with school-age children, to remain in place for weeks or months.

Publisher: NYTimes | Author: Julie Hirschfeld Davis

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donald trump, governance, and trump agenda
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2017-01-06 (Modified: 2017-01-06)

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