Jay Carney Suddenly Resigns as Press Secretary

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President Obama Publicly Thanked Carney for his Service

Jay Carney surprisingly resigned as White House Press Secretary because of “strain” in his personal life, he announced. He will be replaced by his deputy, Josh Earnest.  A source close to Carney said he wanted to spend the summer with his wife, and he will continue in the political world by appearing as a pundit.

However, other sources are suggesting Carney’s exit had been planned for months, with President Obama deciding when to “pull the trigger.”  It is likely that Carney’s departure was timed to deflect attention away from Veteran Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki, who resigned today after the huge scandal over the treatment of veterans by the VA continues to build.

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