Friday, November 29 was reportedly IO Assistant Secretary Kevin Moley’s effective date of retirement. Via AP:
A senior State Department official accused of carrying out political retribution against career diplomats deemed insufficiently supportive of President Donald Trump has announced he is stepping down.
In a note sent to colleagues Friday, Kevin Moley said his “long-planned retirement” would take effect on Nov. 29, the date of his 50th wedding anniversary. Moley serves as the assistant secretary of state for International Organization Affairs.
“You have been great colleagues,” he wrote. “Keep up the fight.”
His four-sentence note made no mention of the controversy surrounding him and his former senior adviser Marie Stull.
As of this writing, Moley is no longer listed as IO’s assistant secretary but his bio is still up. on state.gov. Two of the top bureau officials including the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Jonathan Moore and DAS Joseph Manso are career FSOs, a third one is a career Civil Service Nerissa Cook, and the fourth, Kathy Wright joined the Department in 2018 following her tenure in the Office of the Majority Leader in the United States Senate as the Policy Advisor for Nominations.
US diplomat accused of political retribution steps down https://t.co/D1QYQ0SwB7
— Frances Townsend (@FranTownsend) October 20, 2019
There’s been a lot of news over the past week, so I get it if none of you heard about this particular story. Still it’s… disturbing that @SecPompeo hasn’t gotten rid of Kevin Moley. https://t.co/7PGOQNyid4
— Daniel W. Drezner (@dandrezner) August 22, 2019
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