Wilbur Ross faces calls to resign after report he threatened firings over 'Sharpiegate'

Commerce secretary reportedly made threats at Noaa after agency contradicted Trump’s false claim on Hurricane DorianThe US secretary of commerce, Wilbur Ross, is facing calls for his resignation after it was reported that he had threatened to fire senior staff at a federal agency unless they sided publicly with Donald Trump in the rumbling dispute dubbed “Sharpiegate”.The New York Times, citing three anonymous officials, reported that Ross had called Neil Jacobs, the acting administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (Noaa), last Friday and warned that heads would roll unless the agency’s disagreement with the US president over the path of Hurricane Dorian was smoothed over. Continue reading...

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