State Department Official Resigns

Brian Zick

The State Department announces: Ambassador Randall Tobias informed Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice today that he must step down as Director of U.S. Foreign Assistance and US Agency for International Development Administrator (USAID) effective immediately. He is returning to private life for personal reasons. Via Josh Marshall, who anticipates shoes to drop.dropping shoe update: Brian Ross and Justin Rood for ABC report: Deputy Secretary of State Randall L. Tobias submitted his resignation Friday, one day after confirming to ABC News that he had been a customer of a Washington, D.C. escort service whose owner has been charged by federal prosecutors with running a prostitution operation.

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