Sep 26, 2017 - Politics & Policy

DEA administrator to step down

DEA acting head Chuck Rosenberg seated before a meeting of the Attorney General's Organized Crime Council and Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces. Photo: Alex Brandon / AP

The Drug Enforcement Agency's acting head, Chuck Rosenberg, told staffers Tuesday he would be stepping down October 1, The Washington Post reports.

  • After Trump suggested police treat suspects harshly while seating them in police cars, Rosenberg emailed DEA personnel rejecting Trump's stance, noting "We have an obligation to speak out when something is wrong."
  • He's an Obama holdover and reportedly a "close ally" of James Comey, Trump's fired FBI Director.
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