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The New York Times’  Michael Schmidt is reporting that the acting head of the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) Chuck Rosenberg is set to resign. According to Schmidt, Rosenberg believes that Trump has “little respect for the law.” Rosenberg served under George W. Bush as a prosecutor, and was appointed to head of the DEA by President Obama in 2015. Rosenberg has been busy hosing down the dumpster fire that is Trump—and he’s clearly fed up.

The official, Chuck Rosenberg, who twice served as chief of staff to the former F.B.I. director James B. Comey and remains a close confidant, had grown disillusioned with Mr. Trump. The president fired Mr. Comey in May, and then in July told law enforcement officers “please don’t be too nice” when handling crime suspects.

Mr. Rosenberg forcefully rejected Mr. Trump’s comment, sending an email to all D.E.A. employees to tell them that they should not mistreat suspects.

Trump was probably most happy as the host of The Apprentice, where he could pretend to fire people before they quit.

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