Days after CNN’s KFILE reported on inflammatory online comments a Trump administration appointee made about former President Barack Obama and his mother, Energy Department official William C. Bradford has resigned.
In the initial report, Bradford claimed Disqus comments attributed to him calling Obama’s mother a “fourth-rate p&*n actress and w@!re” and questioning the former president’s birth certificate were the result of hacking. He let KFILE know at that time that he couldn’t comment further because there was an “ongoing federal investigation into multiple cyber attacks and Internet crimes committed against me over the past several years, to include email intrusions, hacking, and impostors in social media.”
Following the report, Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) sent letters to the FBI and Energy Dept. asking for information on the supposed hacking. Today, DOE spokesperson Shaylyn Hynes told KFILE that “William Bradford tendered his resignation this afternoon and is no longer with the Department of Energy.”
This wasn’t the first time that Bradford’s online commentary came under question. After President Trump appointed him to be head of the Office of Indian Energy, it was reported that Bradford had taken to Twitter in the past to call Obama a Kenyan and claim that internment of Japanese-Americans in World War II was necessary.
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