DC Council Member Secretary Of State Fired By Trump, Calls For Hearing On Chancellor’s Resignation

Tillerson Praises Men & Women Of Diplomatic Corps, Military

After being fired by President Trump, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is praising the men and women of the U.S. diplomatic corps and military. At the State Department today, Tillerson said he is focused on an orderly and smooth transition. He has tapped Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan to take the helm until a new secretary is confirmed by the Senate. Trump is nominating CIA Director Mike Pompeo as secretary of state. Tillerson will be out of the State Department by the end of March.

DC Council Member Calls For Hearing On Chancellor’s Resignation

At-Large DC Council member Robert White is calling on the education committee to hold a hearing on the resignation of former schools Chancellor Antwan Wilson. The former chancellor resigned after it was revealed he bypassed the school lottery system to transfer his daughter to a different school. He had previously said he is willing to testify that he informed DC Mayor Muriel Bowser of the transfer last year, a claim the mayor has denied. White said yesterday accountability is needed to restore the public’s trust.

Prosecutors To Seek Death Penalty For Parkland School Shooter

Prosecutors say they will seek the death penalty for the Parkland high school shooter. Nikolas Cruz is charged with 17 counts of premeditated first-degree murder for the Valentine’s Day mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and 17 counts of attempted murder. Today court papers were submitted by the Broward County State Attorney saying capital punishment will be pursued if Cruz is convicted.

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Harold T. Fisher is a broadcast journalist and author. He is currently the host of the news/talk program, “The Daily Drum” on WHUR-FM and H-U-R Voices, Sirius/XM Channel 141. Highlights of his journalism campaigns include the aftermath of the earthquake in Port Au Prince, Haiti; coverage of the 2008 Democratic and Republican conventions; the Jena 6 protests in central Louisiana; the Midwestern floods of 1994 and hurricane Andrew in 1992.

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