Trump orders all ambassadors appointed by Obama to quit by Inauguration Day

Trump orders all ambassadors appointed by Obama to quit by Inauguration Day

Jan 6 (Reuters) - U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's transition team has issued a blanket mandate requiring politically appointed ambassadors installed by President Barack Obama to leave their posts by Inauguration Day, the U.S. ambassador to New Zealand said on Friday.

"I will be departing on January 20th," Ambassador Mark Gilbert said in a Twitter message to Reuters.

The mandate was issued "without exceptions"...

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