Top Trump official quits and lashes out after being caught inflating resume with bogus achievements
A high-ranking State Department staffer in the Trump administration has just officially decided to vacate her office and quit after it was leaked that she lied on her resume.
“Mina Chang, a high-ranking State Department staffer who vaulted into the public spotlight after NBC reported she had inflated her resumé, has resigned from her position,” Politico reported Monday.
“Chang, the deputy assistant secretary in the State Department’s Bureau of Conflict and Stability Operations, was accused of overstating her academic credentials and creating a fake Time magazine cover with her face on it,” Politico reported.
It must be noted that President Trump did the same thing and was asked by Time Magazine to remove the false covers hanging on the walls at his golf clubs.
Chang stated that she was an "alumna" of Harvard Business School but had only attended a seven-week course there.
“Resigning is the only acceptable moral and ethical option for me at this time,” Chang wrote in her resignation letter.
“In already difficult times, the Department of State is experiencing what I and many believe is the worst and most profound moral crisis confronting career professionals and political appointees in the Department’s history,” she wrote. “Department morale is at its lowest, the professionalism and collegiality – once a hallmark of the U.S. diplomatic service — has all but disappeared.”
Those are some pretty heavy words. Also, instead of taking complete responsibility for her actions, she lashed out at the State Department for not defending her.
“A character assassination based solely on innuendo was launched against me attacking my credentials and character,” she said. “My superiors at the Department refused to defend me, stand up for the truth or allow me to answer the false charges against me.”
This could mostly be hot air, though, because she probably just doesn't have any defense for her actions so is hiding behind a curtain alluding that she's unable to.
She suggested that she was framed and that in no way is responsible for the things she's being accused of. For instance, she claims the Time cover was done without her knowledge but NBC News says Chang was the one who was showing people she was on the cover.
Chang has only been working in the State Department since late April. She withdrew her nomination for a top job at the U.S. Agency for International Development, giving no explanation after the Senate Foreign Relations Committee asked for more documents concerning her career background.