State Department Site Briefly Said Trump's Term Ended

It was the work of a disgruntled employee, sources say
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 12, 2021 12:08 AM CST
State Department Site Briefly Said Trump's Term Ended
In this Thursday, June 18, 2020 file photo, President Donald Trump looks at his phone during a roundtable with governors on the reopening of America's small businesses, in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington.   (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

Biography pages for President Trump and VP Mike Pence on the State Department website briefly stated on Monday that their terms ended that day. BuzzFeed and PBS have screenshots. According to two currently-serving diplomats, it was a disgruntled employee who put up the fake message. The pages have since been completely taken down, and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has reportedly ordered an internal investigation. (Read more President Trump stories.)

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