Et tu, Carl?
Moments ago, billionaire investor and long-time Trump supporter and informal advisor, Carl Icahn, announced on twitter that he has joined the exodus, and has "ceased to act" as Trump's special advisor on regulatory matters.
Passage - Note - Icahn - Letter - One
The key passage of note in the Icahn letter is the one in which he vouches he never had access to nonpublic information, and did not "profit" from his position:
I never had a formal position with your administration nor a policymaking role. And contrary to the insinuations of a handful of your Democratic critics, I never had access to nonpublic information or profited from my position, nor do I believe that my role presented conflicts of interest. Indeed, out of an abundance of caution, the only issues I ever discussed with you were broad matters of policy affecting the refining industry. I never sought any special benefit for any company with which I have been involved, and have only expressed views that I believed would benefit the refining industry as a whole.
Worth - Conclusion - New - Yorkers
For what it's worth, the amusing conclusion basically says that the two New Yorkers never actually got to sit down and do work together:
I sincerely regret that because of your extremely busy schedule, as well as my own, I have not had the opportunity to spend nearly as much time as I’d hoped on regulatory issues. I truly appreciate the confidence you have in me and sincerely hope that the limited insights I shared have been helpful to you. I love our country which has allowed me to achieve so much and I thank you for the informal opportunity you have given me to aid it.
Icahn - Resignation - Letter
Icahn's full resignation letter is below.
Dear Mr. President:
Conversation - Today - Advisor - President
This will confirm our conversation today in which we agreed that I would cease to act as special advisor to the President...
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