Politico and its suspended White House correspondent Joe Williams “mutually decided that the best step for him is to begin a transition to the next phase of his career,” Mediaite reported Politico’‘s John Harris wrote in an e-mail to Politico employees.
As we wrote, Williams was suspended June 22 for comments and tweets making fun of Mitt Romney.
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The June 30 e-mail from Harris reads in part: “He’ll be on leave of absence during this transition, and he’s got my gratitude for the contributions he made here, both as reporter and editor. I have told Joe—and it’s a sentiment others who worked closely with him here share—that he’ll have my support as he prepares for what I expect will be a good and prominent next chapter in his career.”
See here POLITICO’s report on Williams.