DemDaily: The Departed

July 9, 2018

On Thursday EPA Secretary Scott Pruitt became the fifth Cabinet Secretary to leave the Trump Administration, adding to the list of over 75 high-level White House or senior staff departures.

Image: Los Angeles Times

To follow are the most notable of The Departed - by choice or by force, but always with controversy!

The White House Shake Up

(In order of departure)

Resigned, Forced Out
or Fired
US Deputy Attorney General and Acting AG Sally Yates Fired January, 2017
National Security Advisor Michael Flynn Resigned February, 2017
National Security Council, Senior Director, Western Hemisphere Affairs Craig Deare Fired February, 2017
US Attorney for the Southern District of New York Preet Bharara Fired March, 2017
Deputy White House Chief of Staff Katie Walsh Resigned March, 2017
White House Communications Director Micael Dubke Resigned April, 2017
FBI Director James Comey Fired May, 2017
Deputy National Security Advisor K.T. McFarland Reassigned/ Forced Out May, 2017
Office of Government Ethics Director Walter Schaub Resigned July, 2017
Press Secretary Sean Spicer Resigned July, 2017
National Security Council, Middle East Advisor Derek Harvey Fired July, 2017
Deputy Press Secretary Michael Short Resigned July, 2017
White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus Resigned/ Forced Out July, 2017
White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci Fired July, 2017
Director of White House Office of Public Liaison George Safakis Resigned August, 2017
Chief Strategist Steve Bannon Resigned/ Forced Out August, 2017
Deputy Assistant to the President Sebastian Gorka Resigned/ Forced Out August, 2017
Director of Oval Office Operations Keith Schiller Resigned September, 2017
Secretary of Health and Human Services
Tom Price Resigned/ Forced Out September, 2017
Deputy National Security Adviser for Strategy Dina Powell Resigned December, 2017
Director of Communications for the White House Office of Public Liaison Omarosa Manigault Newman Fired December, 2017
Chief of External Affairs for Corporation for National and Community Service Carl Higbie Resigned/ Forced Out January, 2018
Director of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Brenda Fitzgerald Resigned/ Forced Out January, 2018
White House Staff Secretary Rob Porter Resigned/ Forced Out February, 2018
Associate Attorney General Rachel Brand Resigned February, 2018
White House Speech Writer David Sorensen Resigned/ Force Out February, 2018
Director of White House National Economic Council Gary Cohn Resigned March, 2018
President Trump's Personal Aide John McEntee Resigned/ Forced Out March, 2018
Deputy FBI Director and Acting Director Andrew McCabe Fired March, 2018
White House Deputy Chief of Staff Rick Dearborn Resigned March, 2018
National Security Advisor Lt. General H.R. McMaster Resigned March, 2018
Secretary of Veterans Affairs David Shulkin Fired March, 2018
White House Communications Director Hope Hicks Resigned March, 2018
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson Fired March, 2018
National Security Council Spokesman Michael Anton Resigned/ Forced Out April, 2018
Homeland Security Advisor Thomas Bossert Resigned/ Forced Out April, 2018
Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategy Nadia Schadlow Resigned April, 2018
Deputy National Security Advisor Major General Ricky Waddell Resigned April, 2018
Deputy Chief of Staff Joseph Hagin Resigned June, 2018
EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt Resigned July, 2018

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Sources:  MSNBC, Business Insider, New York Times

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