From Associated Press
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s adviser Van Jones has resigned amid controversy over past inflammatory statements, the White House said early Sunday.
Van Jones, an administration official specializing in environmentally friendly “green jobs,” has been linked to efforts suggesting a government role in the Sept. 11 terror attacks and to derogatory comments about Republicans.
Jones issued an apology on Thursday. When asked the next day whether Obama still had confidence in him, White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said only that Jones “continues to work in the administration.”
The matter surfaced after news reports of a derogatory comment Jones made in the past about Republicans, and separately, of Jones’s name appearing on a petition connected to the events surrounding 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon.
That 2004 petition had asked for congressional hearings and other investigations into whether high-level government officers had allowed the attacks to occur.
Jones flatly said in his statement that he did not agree with the petition’s stand and that “it certainly does not reflect my views, now or ever.”
As for his other comments he made before joining Obama’s team, Jones said: “If I have offended anyone with statements I made in the past, I apologize.”
PS thanks to the US couple who emailed me the news. I tried to reply, but my email bounced.
20 thoughts on “Breaking News-Van Jones Resigns”
Anonymous, 3:28 PM:
Hahaha, and here come the left-wing nuts attempting to mainstream Jones and his nuttery. Considering 60% of Democrats are truthers, they sure as hell will try it.
Good work, Trev. Here's hoping the 30 other unaccountable Czars share the same fate.
Fantastic work Trevor, one down three or four thousand to go.When you have finished dismantling the communist networks in the USA maybe you could get round to dismantling the communist networks in New Zealand, they have only been running the country since the 1930s after all.NZ would have no govt left functioning at all if the commies were weeded out, except for Rodney Hide and a couple of others.The communist apparatus in the USA would not be nearly so effective if it were not for fellow travellers here in NZ and elsewhere in the english speaking world.
Is it all too late to face the truth as a NZer, or is it easier to prevent communism in the early stages rather than wait till it has taken a system completely over?
Great work Trevor. 😉
One down–but it's like pulling a piece of yarn that sticks out of a sweater. It's connected. I'm looking forward to seeing who's next in the network!
The Saudis are also in bed with the Democrats too. Bill Clinton's library was funded by the Saudis, and Obama consultated with the Saudi King prior to his speech in Cairo.
Just plan how brainwashed you really are. Oh, btw, also Al Gore made a speech there too.
Thanks everybody and thanks very much for the kind donation Joanie.
I have alittle on lloyd, but not as much as jones.
I've got a lot more to release yet and am trying to work out the best sequence.
Thanks again-we're all in this together and we can win this thing!
Van Jones was correct in his statement about Rethuglicans. He was one of millions who wanted an investigation into why the Administration admitted it was warned in August 20001 that an attack would occur and did nothing about it, and why the only planes allowed to fly immediately following the Twin Towers tragedy were the escorted American jets that flew the Saudi family of Saudi Arabia out of the country.
It's so typical that the right wing-nuts can dish it out but can't take it when their actions are questioned.
Thank you sooo much for your work in making this happen. I was only able to donate $20 to your blog but I hope it will encourage you to keep up the great work.
Hey Trevor, I forgot to ask in my first post above, what else do we have on Mark Lloyd? I'm going to be scanning your blog for info. I really just wish "O" would resign and take all of his commie cronies with him. Thankfully, V. Jones resigned and saved me from watching that 1 hour video of him and that Butterfly whacko! Thanks, Trevor! You're the best!!!!!
Amy in AZ, USA
congratulations Trevor. Another one bites the dust.
Again, you were a big player in getting this Jones to resign. I applaud you for all your hard work. Thank you for looking out for us in America. I've followed you since last September. Everything you've had in here is finally being exposed. I'm still spreading the word about your blog. I've put it on Facebook on Congressmen and Senators sites.
Thank you so much Trevor. We're forever indebted to you.
We now have to get Mark Lloyd and william ayers, small "w' small "a" because he deserves nothing more and you know what I mean.
Many blessings to you!
Amy in AZ
Glen Beck's statement:
The American people stood up and demanded answers. Instead of providing them, the Administration had Jones resign under cover of darkness. I continue to be amazed by the power of everyday Americans to initiate change in our government through honest questioning, and judging by the other radicals in the administration, I expect that questioning to continue for the foreseeable future.
Short and sweet. Next…
A friend gave me the link to your blog. I have subscribed.
LOL you are giving Kiwi's a hell good name in my book. (thumb up)
Congrats for helping out this leftist tool. I only discovered your website because Accuracy In Media gave you credit.
God Bless America and Kiwiland.
We owe you an incredible debt. I wrote about you yesterday telling the about you and your incredible work.
Thanks for being a friend to to the American people. We love you over here 🙂
Onward we move….
Anonymous from flyover here: Trevor, if you aren't already familiar with Matt Drudge, his page is my source for news. http://www.drudgereport.com. Bottom right hand corner of the front page is a box for tips….I asked in there if he knew about you. Maybe he would look at your news.
Thanks for your work again, much more to do.
He says he resigned, but he's still working in the administration … I interpret that to mean, he he didn't resign at all. He just released a statement in hopes that everyone would shut up. He's not gone.
Sanford in Georgia, USA
Trevor, you rock!!!!
Thank you for your dedication to getting the truth out about the thugs, anarchists and communists that have infiltrated Washington. Your research has been outstanding, and you have lots of fans here!
Thank you Trevor!!!
Hey, NPR (national public radio), here in the states coverage…
Van Jones resigned overnight due to previous statements above republicans- and then quotes Van Jones saying he was the victim of being a target of a conservative "smear campaign". (Pretty in depth huh?! ) No mention he is a COMMUNIST who signs TRUTHER PETITIONS!!! Do you have any friends that would be interested in NPR jobs by chance?!
You were a major player in ridding us of the commie. Thanks for saving our butts. 30 something more to go…
Excellent, excellent blog. I'll be back.