Hagel Rebuffed White House, Resigned On His Own Schedule

When Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel learned the White House wanted him to resign, he decided not to stick to … Continued

Hagel Rebuffed White House, Resigned On His Own Schedule

When Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel learned the White House wanted him to resign, he decided not to stick to their timeline. Barbara Starr at CNN reports that a source close to Hagel indicates that he wanted to move quickly and “at least control his departure.”

The White House wanted to have a nominee to announce following the disclosure of Hagel’s resignation; an official nominee announcement is still pending. Starr’s piece is rife with interesting tidbits on Hagel’s political struggles leading up to his resignation.

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