Turnover at a Constant Clip: The Trump Administration’s Major Departures

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President Trump’s record-breaking staff churn does not appear to be ending anytime soon. Lt. Gen. H. R. McMaster, Mr. Trump’s national security adviser, will resign and be replaced by John R. Bolton, who will become the third person to hold that position under Mr. Trump, White House officials said on Thursday.

Andrew G. McCabe, the former F.B.I. deputy director, was fired less than a week earlier, after the Justice Department rejected an appeal two days before he was set to retire.

The shake-ups come after Mr. Trump’s dismissal of Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson via Twitter and at least two dozen other departures during his tenure — so far.

Resignation announced March 22, 2018

Lt. Gen. H. R. McMaster

White House national security adviser

General McMaster resigned under pressure after it became clear that Mr. Trump wanted him out. He will be replaced by John R. Bolton, a hard-line former United States ambassador to the United Nations.

Fired March 16, 2018

Andrew McCabe

F.B.I. deputy director

Mr. McCabe was fired after the Justice Department rejected an appeal that would have let him retire. He is accused in a yet-to-be-released internal report of failing to be forthcoming about a conversation he authorized between F.B.I. officials and a journalist.

Resigned March 16, 2018

Rick Dearborn

White House deputy chief of staff

Mr. Dearborn had been overseeing a broad cross section of departments, including the political department.

Fired March 13, 2018

Rex W. Tillerson

Secretary of State

Mr. Tillerson learned he had been fired when a top aide showed him a tweet from Mr. Trump announcing that he would be replaced by Mike Pompeo, the C.I.A. director.

Forced out March 12, 2018

John McEntee

President Trump’s personal aide

Mr. McEntee, who served as President Trump’s personal assistant since Mr. Trump won the presidency, was forced out of his position and escorted from the White House after an investigation into his finances caused his security clearance to be revoked.

Resignation announced March 6, 2018

Gary D. Cohn

Director of White House National Economic Council

The announcement of the resignation of Mr. Cohn, Mr. Trump’s top economic adviser, came as Mr. Cohn seemed poised to lose an internal struggle over the president’s plan to impose large tariffs on steel and aluminum imports.

Resignation announced Feb. 27, 2018

Hope Hicks

White House communications director

Ms. Hicks, one of Mr. Trump’s most trusted advisers, announced in early March that she would resign in the coming weeks.

Forced out Feb. 9, 2018

David Sorensen

White House speechwriter

Mr. Sorensen resigned after a news report detailed accusations from a former wife who said he had abused her during their marriage.

Resigned Feb. 9, 2018

Rachel L. Brand

Associate attorney general

The No. 3 official at the Justice Department stepped down after nine months to take a job at Walmart.

Forced out Feb. 7, 2018

Rob Porter

White House staff secretary

Mr. Porter resigned one day after his two former wives accused him in interviews of physical abuse during their marriages.

Forced out Jan. 31, 2018

Brenda Fitzgerald

Director of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Ms. Fitzgerald resigned over troubling financial investments in tobacco and health care companies that posed potential conflicts of interest.

Forced out Jan. 18, 2018

Carl Higbie

Chief of external affairs for Corporation for National and Community Service

Resigned under pressure after CNN surfaced disparaging remarks he had made in the past about black people, Muslims, gays and veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder.

Fired Dec. 13, 2017

Omarosa Manigault Newman

Director of communications for the White House Office of Public Liaison

A former contestant on Mr. Trump’s reality TV show “The Apprentice,” Ms. Newman was fired by Mr. Trump’s chief of staff, John F. Kelly.

Resignation announced Dec. 8, 2017

Dina H. Powell

White House deputy national security adviser

One of the most influential women in the Trump administration, Ms. Powell is returning to Goldman Sachs.

Forced out Sept. 29, 2017

Tom Price

Secretary of Health and Human Services

Mr. Price resigned under pressure after racking up hundreds of thousands of dollars in travel bills for chartered flights.

Resigned Sept. 20, 2017

Keith Schiller

Director of Oval Office operations

Mr. Trump’s longtime aide and former bodyguard decided to leave the White House soon after Mr. Kelly arrived.

Forced out Aug. 25, 2017

Sebastian Gorka


Mr. Gorka was forced out shortly after Mr. Bannon left the White House.

Resignation announced Aug. 18, 2017

George Sifakis

Director of White House Office of Public Liaison

Mr. Sifakis stepped down soon after Reince Priebus, Mr. Trump’s first chief of staff, was forced out.

Forced out Aug. 18, 2017

Stephen K. Bannon

Chief strategist

Mr. Trump’s populist chief strategist was pushed out shortly after Mr. Kelly took over as chief of staff.

Fired July 31, 2017

Anthony Scaramucci

White House communications director

Mr. Scaramucci was fired on Mr. Kelly’s first day in the White House. His dismissal came days after he unloaded a crude verbal tirade against other members of the president’s staff in a conversation with a reporter for The New Yorker.

Forced out July 28, 2017

Reince Priebus

White House chief of staff

Mr. Priebus was forced out after a stormy six-month tenure.

Resigned July 21, 2017

Sean Spicer

White House press secretary

Mr. Spicer resigned after telling Mr. Trump he vehemently disagreed with his appointment of Mr. Scaramucci as his new communications director.

Resigned June 2, 2017

Mike Dubke

White House communications director

Mr. Dubke told colleagues he was resigning for reasons that were “personal.”

Forced out May 19, 2017

K. T. McFarland

White House deputy national security adviser

Lt. Gen. H. R. McMaster pushed Ms. McFarland out after he took over for Michael T. Flynn, Mr. Trump’s first national security adviser. She was nominated as ambassador to Singapore but withdrew her nomination after it stalled in the Senate.

Fired May 9, 2017

James B. Comey

F.B.I. director

Mr. Trump said on national television that he fired Mr. Comey because he was frustrated over the F.B.I.’s investigation into Russia’s meddling in the 2016 campaign and its possible contacts with Mr. Trump’s advisers.

Forced out March 30, 2017

Katie Walsh

White House deputy chief of staff

Ms. Walsh was forced out by Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law and a top White House adviser, and other West Wing officials.

Forced out Feb. 13, 2017

Michael T. Flynn

White House national security adviser

Mr. Flynn was forced to resign amid questions about whether he lied to administration officials about the nature of his conversations with the Russian ambassador to the United States.

Source : NY times

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