Trump administration key departures
U.S. President Donald Trump ousted recently hired White House communications chief Anthony Scaramucci on Monday in the latest staff upheaval for the six-month-old administration.
Here’s a list of officials who been fired or resigned since Trump was sworn in:
Acting Attorney General
Sacked January 31, 2017
U.S. President Donald Trump fired top federal government lawyer Sally Yates after she took the extraordinarily rare step of defying the White House and refused to defend new travel restrictions targeting seven Muslim-majority nations.
National Security Advisor
Resigned February 13, 2017
Michael Flynn, resigned after revelations that he had discussed U.S. sanctions on Russia with the Russian ambassador to the United States before Trump took office and misled Vice President Mike Pence about the conversations.
Fired May 9, 2017
The Republican president said he fired James Comey over his handling of an election-year email scandal involving then-Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. Comey had been leading an investigation into the Trump 2016 presidential campaign’s possible collusion with Russia to influence the election outcome.
US ethics chief
Resigned July 6, 2017
The director of the Office for Government Ethics (OGE), who clashed with President Donald Trump and his administration, resigned from his post six months early. In a letter to Trump, Walter Shaub said he would step down from the ethics watchdog effective July 19 and praised his staff for their commitment to laws and ethical principles over private interests.
White House Press Secretary
Resigned July 21, 2017
Sean Spicer stepped down after the president tapped Anthony Scaramucci as the new White House communications director. While not a surprise, Spicer’s departure was abrupt and accompanied other changes in Trump’s media and legal teams, as an investigation of possible ties between his campaign and Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election widened.
Chief of Staff
Sacked July 28, 2017
Donald Trump replaced his beleaguered White House chief of staff, Reince Priebus, after only six months on the job on Friday, installing retired General John Kelly in his place. The US President announced the move in a tweet a day after his communications director, Anthony Scaramucci, accused Priebus of leaking information to reporters in a profanity-laced tirade.
White House Communications Director
Sacked July 31, 2017
President Trump fired his communications director, Anthony Scaramucci, after little over a week in the job because of an obscene tirade in the latest staff upheaval to hit the Republican’s six-month-old presidency. The move took place on the first day of work for Trump’s new chief of staff, retired Marine Corps General John Kelly.