03/28/2008 02:43 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Bush Didn't Know Brown Had Resigned…Tells Reporters “Maybe You Know Something I Don’t Know”…

Federal Emergency Management Agency director Mike Brown said Monday he has resigned "in the best interest of the agency and best interest of the president," three days after
losing his onsite command of the Hurricane Katrina relief effort.

Brown, under fire for FEMA's performance in the Gulf Coast, said he feared he had become a distraction.

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