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Obama 'green jobs' adviser quits amid controversy (Van Jones)

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posted on Sep, 6 2009 @ 11:36 AM
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President Barack Obama's adviser Van Jones has resigned amid controversy over past inflammatory statements, the White House said early Sunday.

Jones, an administration official specializing in environmentally friendly "green jobs" with the White House Council on Environmental Quality was linked to efforts suggesting a government role in the 2001 terror attacks and to derogatory comments about Republicans.



Jones issued an apology on Thursday for his past statements. When asked the next day whether Obama still had confidence in him, White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said only that Jones "continues to work in the administration."

The matter surfaced after news reports of a derogatory comment Jones made in the past about Republicans, and separately, of Jones' name appearing on a petition connected to the events surrounding the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks. That 2004 petition had asked for congressional hearings and other investigations into whether high-level government officials had allowed the attacks to occur.

"On the eve of historic fights for health care and clean energy, opponents of reform have mounted a vicious smear campaign against me," Jones said in his resignation statement. "They are using lies and distortions to distract and divide."

www.breitbart.com...

Interesting that he quits all of a sudden considering he was so popular with the elite circles in Washington.
I wonder if someone forced this?




posted on Sep, 6 2009 @ 04:21 PM
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"On the eve of historic fights for health care and clean energy, opponents of reform have mounted a vicious smear campaign against me," Jones said in his resignation statement. "They are using lies and distortions to distract and divide."


All of the accusations about him are on tape and occured in the last couple of years. He called himself a "Communist". How could things on tape be called a smear campaign? He signed on as a Truther. He was even called to confirm he knew what he was doing and what he was signing before it was published to the site.

Oh well, everyone in prison is innocent also



 
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