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Topic - Richard Stengel
Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy Richard Stengel gave a peculiar apology to outraged Twitter users on Sunday after he tweeted #UnitedForGaza to his 15,000 followers.
The Obama administration is waiving its ethics rules for former Time magazine managing editor turned State Department official Richard Stengel, one of a half dozen officials at Foggy Bottom who have received special exemptions from provisions aimed at cracking down on the revolving door between special interests and government.
Not long before he left his job as managing editor at Time magazine for a post at the State Department, Richard Stengel delivered some bad but not unexpected news — the magazine needed to cut staff to close a budget gap.
Time Magazine's top editor, Richard Stengel, quit his position and traded in his private sector pin for a civil service badge as the newest member of the Department of State.
"Earlier tweet with wrong hashtag was a mistake. My bad," he said.
In a tweet directed to the State Department, Mr. Stengel said, "Critical for a full, credible and unimpeded intl investigation of crash. Urge Russia to honor it's [sic] commitment,"