“‘Both Jonathan [Wachtel] & Steve [Groves] have recently encountered family concerns,’ Haley said. ‘They will always be a part of the team & dear friends.’”
Wow, what are the coinkydinks that two late middle-aged men could have fambly emergencies just as Hair Führer decides to threaten the world with nukes? Take it away, Bloomberg:
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley has lost two of her top aides, key departures that come at a time of growing international tensions between the U.S. and North Korea.
Haley’s Chief of Staff Steven Groves resigned, as did her communications director Jonathan Wachtel. Haley said on Twitter Wednesday it was because of ‘family concerns.’ The departures also come ahead of Haley’s trip to Vienna to review Iran’s nuclear activities with the UN’s International Atomic Energy Agency. Groves, an adviser who had arrived from the conservative think tank Heritage Foundation had argued for the U.S. to ‘sever relations’ with UN’s Human Rights Council for criticizing Israel and to pull out of the Paris climate change agreement.
And in case you were wondering, Watchel used to be a producer at Fox News. Both Watchel and Groves have been working with Haley only since March.