The turnover in the Trump administration continues with Gary Cohn’s announced exit today.
Michael Flynn resigned in February as President Trump’s national security adviser after less than a month in the position.
The move came after Flynn admitted he gave “incomplete information” about a call he had with the Russian ambassador to the U.S. last December regarding sanctions against Russia, The New York Times reported, and that he misled Vice President Mike Pence and other top White House officials about the conversation.
President Donald Trump fired FBI Director James Comey in May over his handling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails.
Trump’s decision was based on the recommendation of both Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, according to Spicer.
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer resigned in late July when Trump hired Anthony Scaramucci as communications director.
According to the New York Times, which first broke the news, Spicer told President Trump he vehemently disagreed with the appointment of New York financier and former Fox Business host Anthony Scaramucci as communications director.
Scaramucci was the White House Communications Director for 10 days last summer and is now infamous for a wild, expletive-filled interview with The New Yorker’s Ryan Lizza. He announced in late September week that he will launch his own media website, called The Scaramucci Post.
White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon was reportedly fired in August, though he insists he resigned July 27 — giving two weeks’ notice — but his leaving was put off because of the events in Charlottesville, Virginia. He returned to Breitbart News, where he vows to go to “war” for Trump.
Following a week-long scandal over his lavish use of private jets while traveling on government business, Health and Human Services secretary Tom Price resigned on September 29.
“Secretary of Health and Human Services Thomas Price offered his resignation earlier today and the President accepted,” the White House said in a statement. “The President intends to designate Don J. Wright of Virginia to serve as Acting Secretary, effective at 11:59 p.m. on September 29, 2017.”
Former “Apprentice” contestant Omarosa Manigault Newman resigned in December “to pursue other opportunities,” according to a White House press release. Trump thanked her for her service in a tweet. She’s now a contestant on “Celebrity Big Brother,” and bashed Trump in the most recent episode.
Staff secretary Rob Porter left the White House after allegations of domestic abuse from his ex-wives. Senior aides knew about the allegations for months but did nothing until more details came out to the public, sparking backlash. On Friday, Trump praised Porter’s character and reiterated that he denied the allegations.
CDC director Brenda Fitzgerald resigned last month after a Politico report that she bought shares in a tobacco company one month into her role.
Cohn, considered one of the most liberal members of Team Trump, is leaving after a disagreement with Trump over tariffs on steel and aluminum imports. He had previously been mentioned as a possible chief of staff.
Just one day after testifying before the House intelligence committee in February 2018, the White House Communications Director and longtime Trump loyalist announced plans to resign.
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