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Two Top State Department Officials Resign


Two Top State Department Officials Resign

A pair of top State Department officials, including the lead envoy to the U.N., have announced their resignations, Foreign Policy reported on Sunday.

Tracey Ann Jacobson, 52, a career foreign service officer who served as acting director of the Bureau for International Organization Affairs, told her staff on Friday that she had decided to take an early retirement but did not specify why she was leaving, a U.S. official told Foreign Policy.

The Hill reports:

Her announcement comes as Trump is slated to speak in front of world leaders at the UN General Assembly in September.

Also on Friday, William Rivington Brownfield, the U.S. Assistance Secretary of State of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, told his department that he would leave by the end of September, according to the report. Brownfield’s wife, Kristie Kenney, one of the most senior foreign service officers in the State Department, had announced her resignation four months earlier.


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