Monday 23 September 2019

You're fired! Notable departures from Donald Trump's White House

President Donald Trump has waved farewell to several key staffers (Manuel Balce Ceneta/PA)
President Donald Trump has waved farewell to several key staffers (Manuel Balce Ceneta/PA) Newsdesk Newsdesk

With US attorney general Jeff Sessions announcing he is standing down at the request of Donald Trump, we take a look at some of the other high-ranking officials who have departed from the White House - either voluntarily or by being sacked by the president.

- November 7: US attorney general Jeff Sessions resigns as the country's chief law enforcement officer, saying the move came "at Mr Trump's request".

- October 9: Mr Trump announces UN Ambassador Nikki Haley's resignation, effective at end of the year.

- August 29: The president announces that White House counsel Don McGahn would leave sometime in the autumn.

- July 5: Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt

- June 5: Communications aide Kelly Sadler

- April 12: Deputy national security adviser Ricky Waddell

- April 11: Deputy national security adviser Nadia Schadlow

- April 10: Homeland security adviser Tom Bossert

- March 28: Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin

- March 22: National security adviser HR McMaster

- March 13: Secretary of State Rex Tillerson

- March 12: Special assistant and personal aide to the president John McEntee

- March 6: Economic adviser Gary Cohn

- February 28: Communications director Hope Hicks

- February 7: Staff secretary Rob Porter

- December 13, 2017: Communications director for the White House Office of Public Liaison Omarosa Manigault Newman

- December 8, 2017: Deputy national security adviser Dina Powell

- September 29, 2017: Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price

- August 25, 2017: National security aide Sebastian Gorka

- August 18, 2017: Chief strategist Steve Bannon

- July 31, 2017: Communications director Anthony Scaramucci

- July 28, 2017: Chief of staff Reince Priebus

- July 21, 2017: Press secretary Sean Spicer

- May 30, 2017: Communications director Michael Dubke

- May 9, 2017: FBI Director James Comey

- March 30, 2017: Deputy chief of staff Katie Walsh

- February 13, 2017: National security adviser Michael Flynn

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