Investor Carl Icahn announced Friday that he had stepped down from his advisory role to President Trump. Icahn was counseling the president regarding regulatory reform issues, but he said he was announcing his resignation after a conversation with Trump earlier Friday in which the president "agreed" with his decision.
In a letter to Trump to "confirm" their conversation, Icahn emphasized that he "never had a formal position" with the White House. "I chose to end this arrangement (with your blessing) because I did not want partisan bickering about my role to in any way cloud your administration," Icahn wrote. "I sincerely regret that because of your extremely busy schedule, as well as my own, I have not had the opportunity to spend nearly as much time as I'd hoped on regulatory issues."
JUST IN: Carl Icahn says he will "cease to act as special advisor to the President on issues relating to regulatory reform." pic.twitter.com/JNCRrs9zdq
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Katherine Clark (D-Conn.): Is there some problem? Yes or no. Will you guarantee—
DeVos: I think I've been clear—
Clark: Then say yes or no!
Clark: Okay, great. Thank you. Wow, it took a year.
betsydevosed: "I think I've been clear…
Rep. Clark: "Then say yes or no."
Sec. DeVos: "Yes."
Rep. Clark: "OK. Great. Thank you. Wow. It took a year."
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DeLauro: What are they?
Clark: What do you mean there is no data? There is study after study after study.
The first trailer for the Mister Rogers' Neighborhood documentary is here, and it's a tearjerker.
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"In general, the conversation was constructive, businesslike and focused on overcoming the accumulated problems in Russian-American relations."
— Mike Memoli (@mikememoli) March 20, 2018
Update 1:09 p.m. ET: The White House released its readout of the call, which you can read here.