DEA Chief to Quit After Criticizing Trump’s Disrespect for the Law, Reports Say

Chuck Rosenberg, the Obama-era DEA administrator, has decided to resign at the end of the week.
September 27, 2017, 4:20pm

After months of disagreement and disillusion with the Trump administration, the acting administrator of the Drug Enforcement Agency has decided to resign at the end of the week, the Washington Post reported Tuesday. The move isn't totally surprising: Chuck Rosenberg was appointed by president Barack Obama in 2015, so president Trump would likely eventually want his own pick to lead the DEA. But law enforcement officials told the New York Times that Rosenberg believes Trump lacks respect for the law.


Not only was Rosenberg close to fired FBI Director James Comey, but he was upset by Trump telling law enforcement officers in July that they shouldn't be "too nice" to suspects. Rosenberg— who reportedly considered resigning at the time—sent out an agency-wide email to his DEA officials shortly afterward, appearing to call Trump's statements "wrong." Continue reading on VICE News.