Carl Icahn Says He Is No Longer Trump's Special Advisor

Tyler Durden's picture

Et tu, Carl?

Moments ago, billionaire investor and long-time Trump supporter and informal advisor, Carl Icahn, announced on twitter that he has joined the exodus, and  has "ceased to act" as Trump's special advisor on regulatory matters.

The key passage of note in the Icahn letter is the one in which he vouches he never had access to nonpublic information, and did not "profit" from his position:

I never had a formal position with your administration nor a policymaking role. And contrary to the insinuations of a handful of your Democratic critics, I never had access to nonpublic information or profited from my position, nor do I believe that my role presented conflicts of interest. Indeed, out of an abundance of caution, the only issues I ever discussed with you were broad matters of policy affecting the refining industry. I never sought any special benefit for any company with which I have been involved, and have only expressed views that I believed would benefit the refining industry as a whole.

For what it's worth, the amusing conclusion basically says that the two New Yorkers never actually got to sit down and do work together:

I sincerely regret that because of your extremely busy schedule, as well as my own, I have not had the opportunity to spend nearly as much time as I’d hoped on regulatory issues. I truly appreciate the confidence you have in me and sincerely hope that the limited insights I shared have been helpful to you. I love our country which has allowed me to achieve so much and I thank you for the informal opportunity you have given me to aid it.

Icahn's full resignation letter is below.

Dear Mr. President:

 

This will confirm our conversation today in which we agreed that I would cease to act as special advisor to the President on issues relating to regulatory reform.

 

As I discussed with you, I’ve received a number of inquiries over the last month regarding the recent appointment of Neomi Rao as Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (or “regulatory czar,” as the press has dubbed her) – specifically questions about whether there was any overlap between her formal position and my unofficial role. As I know you are aware, the answer to that question is an unequivocal no, for the simple reason that I had no duties whatsoever.

 

I never had a formal position with your administration nor a policymaking role. And contrary to the insinuations of a handful of your Democratic critics, I never had access to nonpublic information or profited from my position, nor do I believe that my role presented conflicts of interest. Indeed, out of an abundance of caution, the only issues I ever discussed with you were broad matters of policy affecting the refining industry. I never sought any special benefit for any company with which I have been involved, and have only expressed views that I believed would benefit the refining industry as a whole.

 

Nevertheless, I chose to end this arrangement (with your blessing) because I did not want partisan bickering about my role to in any way cloud your administration or Ms. Rao’s important work. While I do not know Ms. Rao and played no part in her appointment, I am confident based on what I’ve read of her accomplishments that she is the right person for this important job.

I sincerely regret that because of your extremely busy schedule, as well as my own, I have not had the opportunity to spend nearly as much time as I’d hoped on regulatory issues. I truly appreciate the confidence you have in me and sincerely hope that the limited insights I shared have been helpful to you. I love our country which has allowed me to achieve so much and I thank you for the informal opportunity you have given me to aid it.

 

Sincerely,

 

CARL C. ICAHN

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SloMoe's picture

Icahn: "I did not have finincial relations with that man, Mr. Trump."

Bes's picture

rats fleeing a rat filled sinking ship

trump is not fucked, he is fucking you, and burning down the house while doing it

#maga

froze25's picture

What really pisses me off that simply pointing out that ANTIFA is scum and was there and deserves blame is some how a bad thing that is the alleged reason people are leaving.  Total pussy bull shit. Every CEO that stabs him in the back just lost my business,  hope it's the same for you.

Billy the Poet's picture

Bes -- This is not a joke. People are going to die.

Billy the Poet's picture

The Republic is being liquidated -- everything's being marked down fifty percent and more!

MillionDollarButter's picture

Ok, shall we push VVUS into the pink sheets?  They are propping it up... Free money.

eclectic syncretist's picture

Mr. Icahn suckers wouldn't be missed if he moved to Siberia tonight.

Peacefulwarrior's picture

This reeks of fear! And you're right many will perish just like they have in every other major attempt by sociopaths, to conquer humanity...

fuckstar's picture

Everybody dies. Few ever live.

Billy the Poet's picture

By what method do you view the internal lives of others? Is it magic or do you have some sort of machine or what?

Peacefulwarrior's picture

I be believe he meant everyone eventually dies but FEW choose to live while they are alive...

Billy the Poet's picture

I know what he means but how does he know that? I don't have the ability to enter the minds of others and assess their hopes, fears, ambitions, desires and disappointments. And I don't understand why anyone else would pretend to have such an ability unless it is to make themselves feel better about their own situation.

Peacefulwarrior's picture

I hold a Friday.. I lived another theory of Chaos week SHOT of TEQUILA in the air to salute both Billy the POET and the philosopher that has us pondering what makes him tick?

Billy the Poet's picture

There's this fellow I know, Peacefulwarrior,
Who likes to get mellow and blurrier.
With a shot of tequila,
He sat down next to Sheila,
And now he's beginning to worry her.

Oldwood's picture

Because most assume that only their lives have meaning, or because theirs don't they assume no one else's do either.

chunga's picture

The swamp probably staged that and is using it as an excuse to take him down. He's running out of time.

Assange is key.

froze25's picture

I thnk you're right with Assange. 

It was staged, read this. http://stevepieczenik.com/charlottesville-staged-confrontation/

Billy the Poet's picture

Assange can be a major asset but I'm thinking that we need to get out in force with "We've Got Your Back" rallies or something similar. We need more peaceful alternatives before things go hot.

chunga's picture

Rumors about the Charllotseville mayor (Michael Signer buddies with Podesta, Barkey) calling the cops off and even letting the grey dodge drive away. I hope the cock-sucker Sessions had DOJ men in black knocking on his door right away but I doubt it.

Assange and the deplorables are his only realistic support path.

espirit's picture

Any minions dressing like Isis and their benefactors are enemy combatants.

Knowing they will appear to protest any Alt-Right permitted rally, place pro Trump stickers on their cars in parking garages, or on their Soros paid bus transportation.

They're easy to spot.

veeger's picture

when our own government is funneling money to soros ...to pay protestors......i think the time for peaceful alternatives have passed us by.......

Handful of Dust's picture

And to think Trump sat down with the media early on and tried to talk to them like adults. And they have done nothing but spew hate 24/7 at him and at Americans while supporting the radical left.

Billy the Poet's picture

These are dark days indeed. But chin up and all that rot.

veeger's picture

  yes they are.....and as you said, bad things are coming our way......i believe the wheel has turned so much now ....that all we can do is to try and ride out the storm...good luck to you...

Billy the Poet's picture

Good luck to you and yours. My only ambition is to live even a single day as a free man.

TheReplacement's picture

Ride out the storm?  Live on your knees sounds more like it.

No thanks.

garcam123's picture

Highest priority............dis-arm the police departments en masse.  Take control of the public space!

Secure public services operations.....

Secure all public records and data.....find and execute traitors and whores through honest fand open investigations. Pardon Assange and others....send that punk Arpieo nto the gibbet, the sorry piece of shit.  Every breaqth the moptherfucker breathes he steals from an innocent family......die motherfucker!

MANvsMACHINE's picture

What didn't Arpaio do? I muat have missed class that day?

consider me gone's picture

He arrested illegals. Upholding the written law is crime these days.

Billy the Poet's picture

Hire the cops. Works out better all around.

TBT or not TBT's picture

Our nonpartisan civil servants will find the truth for us.  

Chupacabra-322's picture

@ froze,

Vote with your Dollars & find alternative systems.

Agorism.

Trade, barter, sell, PM's, Food, Creidt Unions, Home School.

Startpage.com

Hit them where it hurts the most.

In their Zionist Deep State pockets.

Fiscal Smegma's picture

They been stabbing you in tha back for years and you just now decide to stop giving them your biz?

 

consider me gone's picture

He's burning down the house Obama built and which Hillary would have only expanded. I'm cool with that. Fuck those self-serving, law-trampling socialist pigs.

SheHunter's picture

Dear Mr. Icahn.

I also resigned from Trump today.

Upon hearing Trump fired Steve Bannon. 

Trump has decided to surround himself with the swamp. 

Trump has morphed into yet another political figurehead.  With luck Bannon will run against Trump next time around. 

Oldwood's picture

Trump is submersed in the swamp. You underestimate the power and strength of swamp creatures. They occupy every office in DC and most other governments and own the court system.

MasterControl's picture

You idiots are always projecting, upon your enemies, your accomplishments.

SILVERGEDDON's picture

Well, at least we don't have to worry about Carl mounting a hostile takeover of the White House now. 

TheDude1224's picture

Who gives a shit about Icahn? The guy is a billionaire nut job and a Herbalife shill. The only thing he could help with is DEREGULATION to help him make more money. The guy is a piece of shit...good riddance.

TBT or not TBT's picture

Indeed he sounds butthurt about the limited value of the role to himself.  

junction's picture

Rats leaving the sinking ship. 

Billy the Poet's picture

How do you envision the country after the SS Trump has gone down?

Peacefulwarrior's picture

CHAOS the flame that calls Bullshit, burning in all of those awake will not be able to accept order from those that are so obviously attempting to deceive. There may be some defining moments for all of us...

Chupacabra-322's picture

Not that I follow or believe any of their NWO Lucerferian BS.

That said,

Solar Eclipse Monday which coincides with the Start of their Pentagram's War Games.

Billy the Poet's picture

I'll see you on the dark side of the moon. Bring a sweater.

Peacefulwarrior's picture

Throughout history there has been an element of invoking Astral Junk plane entities to assist in the management of the 3rd dimension. YES this could all be BullSHit but most every regime spent time and money to perpetuate their agenda's with the "help" of interdimensional entities. Third Reich, Churchill, The Czar and  Rasputen...Its endless