HECKUVA JOB: Trump’s FEMA Nominee Withdraws Amid Questions About His History Of Falsifying Records

The Daily Beast reports:

The man President Trump nominated to be deputy administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has withdrawn from consideration after NBC News raised questions about his history of falsifying records during the Bush administration.

“Given the distraction this will cause the agency in a time when they cannot afford to lose focus, I have withdrawn from my nomination,” Daniel A. Craig said on Wednesday.

A 2011 investigation into Craig by the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector General and the FBI reportedly concluded that he had violated conflict-of-interest laws after Hurricane Katrina.

  • Do Something Nice

    Shocking! Except it isn’t.

    • Gustav2

      One would expect him to be a Trump cousin or something.

    • FAEN

      It would be shocking if he didn’t pull out.

      • Christopher

        I wish Trump’s grandfather had pulled out.

        • FAEN

          Oh honey don’t we all.

      • clay

        Maybe we could use that in a training scenario– “it’ll be shocking (you) if you don’t pull out.”

  • skyweaver

    Trump will not hire someone who has any real record of competency or achievement. He will not run the risk of anybody even coming close to being better than he is, which is already an incredibly low bar. Thus we get people like this guy

    • Todd20036

      It’s not just that. Trump values loyalty over experience and ability.

      • LesbianTippingHabits

        So did Hillary. Exhibit A: Huma Abedin – with husband.

    • Danieruw

      Would anyone competent actually work for drumpf? I think many of them shun it as a resume killer.

  • Todd20036

    The only thing saving this country is the press has woken up to the monster they unleashed.
    Well, some of the press.

    • Ninja0980

      Others like Chris Cizzlia and Maggie Habermann never will.

      • FAEN

        Maggie Haberman lost me completely when she kept pushing her bizarre idea that Cheeto is/was supportive of the LGBT community despite the clear evidence that he wasn’t and never had been.

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  • PickyPecker

    pfft. Hardly surprising. I wonder, tho, what his ties to Russia are that qualified him for the position???
    https://media.giphy.com/media/6iWLxCrCWJ572/giphy.gif

    • Robincho

      Memo to Picky: Don’t upvote the asshole Ross. It just looks bad…

  • Ander

    What?
    A lying crook resigns his prospective position with the trump administration?
    What an unsettling precedent.

    • Danieruw

      He violated the paramount rule – don’t get caught!

  • Rex

    Normally this kind of dishonesty would make him a shoe-in.
    Lame ass quitter, the job was a good as his.

  • Kevin Perez

    Two words, Extreme Vetting.

  • Paula

    Nothing to see here folks, Move along. Just another day of winning in the Trump Administration.

  • Ninja0980

    Isn’t lying looked upon favorably by Trump?

    • Rex

      Actually, it’s a requirement.

  • ColdCountry

    Only the best people. PERIOD.

  • That_Looks_Delicious

    OT – Holy cow! This happened in Norman, of all places. I didn’t think they even had any democrats living there.

    https://twitter.com/kylegriffin1/status/907827493448679424

    • Thorn Spike

      Norman is a dot of blue in a sea of red.

      • That_Looks_Delicious

        Interesting. I never got that impression when I was there.

        • Thorn Spike

          Comparatively speaking. It’s still Oklahoma.

        • Having gone to school at OU, I noticed that the town is way more liberal than the students at university. It’s not surprising, really, considering where most of the students come from (rural Oklahoma).

    • Tomcat

      Republican BUSINESSMAN is quickly becoming swear words.

    • William
    • Nic Peterson

      Didn’t they outlaw the Democratic Party when Oklahoma instituted Sharia Law?

    • Ragnar Lothbrok
    • Lars Littlefield

      This is what is known as fabulous news!

      • LesbianTippingHabits


        And why didn’t the media tell us about this beforehand?

        Did “they” think that the Democratic nominee have no chance?

        Or, is under-the-radar a better tactic for Democrats in red districts?

  • Tomcat

    Falsifying facts fits right in there like a glove with trump so why pull out so soon.

  • Lazycrockett

    Must have needed Congress approval.

  • Tomcat

    I would have played Another One Bites the Dust but you have to actually get the job first.

  • FAEN

    Par for the course with this disgrace of an ‘administration’.

  • Gerry Fisher

    It seems as if FEMA operated very smoothly during these two hurricanes in large part *because* they hadn’t been saddled with a tRump appointee at the top, yet. The career civil servants rallied and got the job done.

    • Lazycrockett

      I would say all of the structures that Obama put in place are still there and haven’t been dismantled……yet.

    • Tomcat

      The Obama people are doing a fine job,,, but trump will end that soon.

    • Ross

      That’s a ridiculous assertion. What planet do you live on where civil servants rally?

  • Phillip in L.A.

    I hear Finn the dog is available (the one who is running for Mayor of Canada)!

  • That_Looks_Delicious

    This tweet was actually about Hope Hicks, but it applies here too.
    https://twitter.com/TeaPainUSA/status/907631179393900544

    • Tomcat

      And preferably be referred by Russia.

  • Tawreos

    Have the administration never heard of vetting a candidate prior to nomination?

    • Jonathan Smith
    • Tomcat

      Vetting is just so politically correct you know. Can’t have any of that.
      Trump only wants Democrats to be politically correct.

    • clay

      Did you watch the RNC primary season?

    • boatboy_srq

      Sure they have. It’s just that they’re all crooks, and they’ve seen Democratic appointees getting through the nomination process OK, and they think it’s the Dems that are crooked and therefore anyone can get approved.

  • JWC

    Sounds as if he had perfect credentials to work in the Trump power house

  • Ken M

    I wonder if he would have withdrawn without the hurricanes.

    • LesbianTippingHabits


      I wonder if the media would have even heard of him, pre-hurricanes.

      Remember, George W. Bush’s nomination of Michael Brown as Under Secretary of Homeland Security and Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) was no secret.

      But the media didn’t even bother to notice, until it was too late.

  • Gigi

    “Only the best people!” — Twittler

  • Tempus Fuggit

    he had violated conflict-of-interest laws

    Well, that would explain why Trump nominated him…

  • Natty Enquirer

    He’s having a hard time refilling the swamp with fresh swamp.

  • The_Wretched

    Trump admin attracts the best people!

    /s

  • boatboy_srq

    In other words, if there weren’t multiple national disasters being handled and (in the case of Hurricane Jose) prepared for, it would have been full steam ahead and damn the investigations.

    Good to know.

    /s

    • Prost Seattle

      No one would get help from the Trump administration from a hurricane named José. But if we had a wall, the hurricane surely would be stopped at the border.

  • boobert

    They drained the swamp and hired everything they found at the bottom !

    • greenmanTN

      He drained the swamp by hiring snakes and alligators.

  • AtticusP

    So Trump isn’t looking for the best and the brightest.

    I’m shocked. Shocked, I tell you.

  • Can anyone name ONE THING that has not been an out-of-control dumpster fire in this administration since January?

    • William

      Tiffany. She’s locked in a phone booth.

    • Prost Seattle

      20 years ago, who amongst us would think of Marla Maples as a bright spot?

    • andrew

      Enough with those gotcha questions.

  • justme

    If your willing to pay kickbacks, You too can join this administration

    • bambinoitaliano

      The smart one will ask for the pardon letter upfront as a signing incentive.

  • bambinoitaliano

    This is one of the thin skin one who can still feel the flush once in awhile. Unlike the Jared or the Sessions and the Huckabees with impenetrable hide.

  • Pip

    Is there anyone nominated or hired by #45’s admin that isn’t a terrible excuse for a human being? I mean when filling out the paperwork for these jobs do you have to either express your utter hatred for said department, or need to be a crook in order to be considered?

    • Reality.Bites

      Who else would apply?

      • LesbianTippingHabits

        Exactly.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    A Trump nominee who is corrupt and untrustworthy???? Say it ain’t so.

  • PianoGuy

    NBC News actually asking a tough question? Can’t believe it!

  • Hey cheetolini! How’s that whole swampy changy thing going for you?

  • Lantor
  • Clive Johnson

    The best team, only the best people.

    • LesbianTippingHabits


      Well, I think we can all agree that these are indeed “the best people” willing to take a job – any job – in the Trump Administration.

  • Lars Littlefield

    Making up shit on your resume and lying about your past: two long-time honored Republican traditions.

  • Snarky

    Soooo tired of all this winning.

    • ECarpenter

      Don’t get complacent. Trump’s executive actions are shredding the parts of the federal government which protect us from his billionaire buddies – those are heavy losses that we can’t recover from quickly.

  • JCF