Foreign Policy Examines Return Of Controversial Trump USAID Appointee Accused Of Mismanagement
Foreign Policy: Controversial Trump USAID Appointee Returns from Absence
“A controversial political appointee of outgoing President Donald Trump who has sought to remake important programs at the U.S. Agency for International Development is set to return to the agency following a two-month absence, after he had been accused of mismanagement and hostility toward employees, according to U.S. and NGO officials. The return of Pete Marocco, who took leave after USAID officials documented complaints with the Trump loyalist in a 13-page memo first obtained by POLITICO, comes after concerns about his slash-and-burn tactics toward aid programs raised alarm throughout Washington. Marocco had sought to scale back funding for the Bureau for Conflict Prevention and Stabilization, known as CPS, which he leads…” (Detsch/Lynch, 12/1).