Matt Potter, The Washington Post Published 10:26 am PST, Saturday, December 22, 2018 Defense Secretary James Mattis' letter of resignation to President Donald Trump starts ominously, with a frosty disregard for White House form. Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, in his letter resigning his post as national security adviser, had been "thankful to President Donald J. Trump for the opportunity to serve him and our nation." Even Attorney General Jeff Sessions, unceremoniously asked to resign, had managed an "Apprentice"-like "Thank you for the opportunity, Mr. President." But in Mattis' letter, there's a gaping hole where the addressee - who lives for public flattery - should be. "I have been privileged to serve as our country's 26th Secretary of Defense which has allowed me to serve alongside our men and women of the Department in defense of our citizens and our ideals," Mattis wrote, conspicuously avoiding any expression of delight, honor or gratitude toward the president. And … [Read more...] about What resignation letters can teach us. Let’s start with Mattis.
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Gina Kaufman and Jim Schaefer Detroit Free Press Published 8:00 AM EDT Oct 24, 2018 They have guns, wear badges and patrol Michigan’s streets. They're even in uniform. But they’re not real cops. Across Michigan, police departments have enlisted civilians to work alongside licensed officers to patrol communities and even assist real cops with arrests. But unlike the regular officers licensed by the state, these armed civilians are unregulated. A Detroit Free Press investigation found there are no state-established training requirements for reserve officers, as they are commonly known; no standards for screening their qualifications, and no process for monitoring their conduct. The state agency responsible for police licensing and training is not regulating reserve officers — despite gaining authority last year to do just that — and has no idea how many such unlicensed volunteers there are statewide. This lack of oversight … [Read more...] about Michigan does not monitor 3K civilians who look like real cops
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BORIS Johnson could hold Theresa May's fate in his hands today - as he weighs up whether or not to launch a leadership challenge. He left the Cabinet on a day of chaos yesterday that saw three other MPs resign from their government roles and Jeremy Hunt made Foreign Secretary. The PM's grip on power is hanging in the balance after Mr Johnson quit just hours after she lost Brexit Secretary David Davis, warning that Britain is waving "white flags" in talks with Brussels. The two big beasts both walked out of the Cabinet in protest at the PM's plans for Brexit, claiming they are too weak to deliver the referendum result. Boris refused to say whether or not he wants Mrs May to continue in office - raising the prospect that he could seek to topple her as soon as this week. Jacob Rees-Mogg last night backed Mr Johnson, saying he would make a “brilliant” prime minister. Others slammed him, with Lib Dem MP Layla Moran branding the ex-Mayor of London a “poundshop Churchill … [Read more...] about Boris Johnson savages Theresa May’s Brexit plan and refuses to rule out going for PM as he poses smirking with resignation letter