News Tech: An individual with knowledge of the vote said that the Inter-American Development Bank’s executive directors unanimously decided to suggest removing a former Trump official from his position as the organization’s president.
According to the person, who insisted on being unnamed, the recommendation to fire Claver-Carone came during a meeting of the 14 executive directors of the bank behind closed doors. Currently, the Board of Governors’ finance representatives from all 48 of the bank’s member countries have the final say on whether to terminate Claver-Carone.
According to a report acquired by The Associated Press, the decision was made after an examination ordered by the bank board found that Mauricio Claver-Carone had broken the law by favouring a senior employee with whom he was romantically involved.
The Biden administration, which claimed it was worried by Claver-failure Carone’s to fully comply with an independent investigation, is one of those advocating for Claver-dismissal. Carone’s
The bank’s board engaged a law firm to conduct a confidential investigation into a Claver-Carone misconduct charge, and the AP has obtained the results of that investigation.
According to the investigators, it is plausible to assume that he had a romantic relationship with his chief of staff starting in 2019 at the latest, when they both held important posts on the National Security Council. They claimed that because of the alleged connection, a U.S. official at the time expressed concern that it might compromise counterintelligence. The two allegedly drew up a “contract” on the back of a place mat when they were having dinner at a steakhouse in Medellin, Colombia, in the summer of 2019. It is Exhibit A in the 21-page investigation. Both were there for the Organization of American States’ annual meeting.
They allegedly set out a schedule for getting married and filing for divorce in it. A “breach clause” is also included in the agreement, which states that breaking the rules would result in “sadness and heartache” that could only be soothed by “candlewax and a naughty box” obtained from an oceanfront hotel in Claver-hometown Carone’s of Miami. “We deserve to be completely happy. The contract, a picture of which was given to detectives by the woman’s former husband, who claimed to have discovered the place mat in her purse after she returned from the trip, states that “May only God part w/ this covenant.”
Claver-Carone is battling to save his position because of a number of aspects in the investigation, including the alleged contract. They include claims he saw his chief of staff at 1 a.m. in a hotel room, sent her a poem titled “My Soul is in a Hurry” on a Sunday morning, and — perhaps most alarmingly — gave her 40% pay raises in defiance of the bank’s conflict-of-interest laws. Claver-Carone has challenged the report’s veracity, harshly criticised the way the assessment was carried out, and made no mention of his possible departure.
Due to the “secret” nature of the report and the fact that it hasn’t been made public, the AP isn’t naming Claver-assistant. Claver-Carone stated in a statement on Tuesday, “Neither I nor any other IDB staff member has been given an opportunity to see the final investigative report, comment to its conclusions, or clarify inconsistencies.
According to the report, his chief of staff informed investigators she never broke the IDB’s code of ethics and refuted the claims made in the anonymous complaint. She also expressed her dissatisfaction with the lack of due process in a written statement provided to the investigators. He has allegedly denied ever having a romantic involvement with his longstanding right hand, either currently or in the past.