WH staffer indicted on assault charges resigns

WH staffer indicted on assault charges resigns
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A White House aide indicted for allegedly firing a gun at her boyfriend, a U.S. Capitol Police officer, has resigned.
 
Barvetta Singletary submitted her resignation effective Aug. 28, a White House representative said Wednesday. Her resignation was accepted.  
 
Singletary is departing the West Wing three weeks after the Aug. 7 incident, in which police say she confronted her boyfriend about another woman.
 
During the dispute at her Maryland home, Singletary allegedly fired her boyfriend’s gun at a sofa after he refused to give her his cellphone password. No one was injured. 
 
Singletary, 37, was indicted on assault charges Tuesday.
 
She had served as special assistant to the president and House legislative affairs liaison since 2014. Before that, she was deputy chief of staff and policy director to Assistant Democratic House Leader James Clyburn (S.C.).