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Dominique Strauss-Kahn resigns as head of International Monetary Fund
The Telegraph ^ | 5/19/2011 | Jon Swaine

Posted on 05/19/2011 1:18:51 AM PDT by bruinbirdman

Dominique Strauss-Kahn has resigned as head of the International Monetary Fund, four days after being charged with the sexual attack of a Manhattan hotel chambermaid.

In a statement released by the Fund in the early hours of Thursday morning, Mr Strauss-Kahn said he needed to "devote all my strength, all my time, and all my energy to proving my innocence".

The 62-year-old Frenchman has been under intense pressure since being arrested in the First Class cabin of on an Air France jet on the tarmac of John F. Kennedy airport on Saturday afternoon.

He is being held at Rikers Island prison after being formally charged with seven crimes related to the alleged assault of a 32-year-old Guinean maid in his suite at the Sofitel earlier that day, including attempted rape and an illegal sexual act.

Timothy Geithner, the US Treasury Secretary, said earlier this week that Mr Strauss-Kahn was "obviously not in a position to run" the IMF, while European figures had begun to say the same.

A statement circulated by the Fund said that Mr Strauss-Kahn had resigned with immediate effect in a letter sent to members of its executive board on Wednesday.

"It is with infinite sadness that I feel compelled today to present to the Executive Board my resignation from my post of Managing Director of the IMF," he said.

"I think at this time first of my wife - whom I love more than anything - of my children, of my family, of my friends.

"I think also of my colleagues at the Fund; together we have accomplished such great things over the last three years and more.

"To all, I want to say that I deny with the greatest possible firmness all of the allegations that have been made against me.

"I want to

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: dsk; imf; resignation; strausskahn

1 posted on 05/19/2011 1:18:52 AM PDT by bruinbirdman
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To: bruinbirdman
What an idiot!

To become the object of worldwide ridicule and be compelled to step down
from his lofty position just to get a forced Lewinsky from an African hotel maid.


2 posted on 05/19/2011 2:12:31 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Every day we now throw away things people will kill for after TEOTWAWKI)
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To: bruinbirdman
"I want to

Greatest. Snip. Ever.

3 posted on 05/19/2011 2:48:09 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory; and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever.)
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To: bruinbirdman

Yeah, I bet he denied with the greatest possible “firmness”


4 posted on 05/19/2011 3:26:22 AM PDT by mylife (OPINIONS ~ $ 1.00 HALFBAKED ~ 50c)
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To: bruinbirdman

Was his plane trip planned?

Or did he just suddenly go to the airport to flee the country?

And was it before or after he heard police were looking for him?


5 posted on 05/19/2011 4:13:12 AM PDT by Mr. K (this administration is WEARING OUT MY CAPSLOCK KEY~!! [Palin/Bachman 2012])
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To: bruinbirdman

I guess this shows that only domestic socialists are allowed to abuse women with impunity.


6 posted on 05/19/2011 4:19:44 AM PDT by Lysandru
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To: Mr. K
I first heard that he had a planned luncheon date with his daughter and then he was "scheduled" to leave.

I'd say the maid grabbed his phone...(as part of the plan)

Boy, it sure looks like a set up.

If she cleaned his room before....all kinds of way to get DNA...and pin "a conquest" on him.

Makes no sense that he would pull this if his day was planned.

They said he didn't have a scratch on him. Did she have gloves on??? Clever!!

7 posted on 05/19/2011 4:28:25 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Sacajaweau

Please leave some tinfoil for the rest of us.


8 posted on 05/19/2011 4:30:49 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: Iron Munro
What an idiot!

To become the object of worldwide ridicule and be compelled to step down from his lofty position just to get a forced Lewinsky from an African hotel maid.

Just think of the bent one, he is the reason "lewinsky" has International meaning.

Before klintoon, Lewinsky was just a name, today it's oral sex.

That asshole risked the Presidency, committed perjury and bribery, was Impeached {not convicted} and will forever be remembered as the DNA stain on a blue dress.

This french prick was just the head of a bank, slick willy was the most powerful man in the world.

100 years from now, history will show that willy's only historical event during two terms in the most influential position in the world, was a blow job from an intern young enough to be his daughter.

9 posted on 05/19/2011 4:55:45 AM PDT by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages.)
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To: Sacajaweau

I think you may have missed that his timeline of lunch with his daughter is not jiving with the timeline of the alleged attack, and so his lawyer has stopped talking about that as a possible alibi.
And I really am scratching my head wondering how “dna left in the room” could be scooped up and applied to the body parts the maid is claiming were abused. Truly, trying to imagine this woman creating plausible rape ripping and tearing (assuming, based on nothing but my guess that the prosecutors had to give the judge some type of ready “evidence” that something had happened before the DNA tests could all come back)by herself seems difficult for me to imagine.
I admit I might be wrong, and someone might be more agile than I am, but it seems a stretch to me. Much more of a stretch than a nasty, lecherous creep who has a history of aggressively pursuing young women, actually attacking one in a country that won’t hide his behaviour under a rug because he is “so important”.
Sure, she could easily be a Tawana type, but in this day and age, the forensic collection is so much more of a science, it seems like the authorities will figure it out.


10 posted on 05/19/2011 5:08:54 AM PDT by Rutabega
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To: USS Alaska
100 years from now, history will show that willy's only historical event during two terms in the most influential position in the world, was a blow job from an intern young enough to be his daughter.

Gosh I hope not. I hope history correctly remembers that it was his massive expansion of the CRA that brought us financial misery. I hope history correctly remembers that it was his disastrous motor voter law that brought us the fraudulent election that then brought us Obama.

11 posted on 05/19/2011 5:11:12 AM PDT by liberalh8ter
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To: liberalh8ter
Gosh I hope not. I hope history correctly remembers that it was his massive expansion of the CRA that brought us financial misery.

Don't forget NAFTA as well.

12 posted on 05/19/2011 5:38:55 AM PDT by Oshkalaboomboom
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

You’re right! How could I forget about that? It’s pretty safe to say that any disastrous policy in place has its roots in the Clinton administration. The Obama administration is carrying on that legacy.


13 posted on 05/19/2011 5:45:13 AM PDT by liberalh8ter
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