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Former Trump administration officials, from Scaramucci to Comey

President Donald Trump announced   Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly as his new White House chief of staff on Friday. Kelly replaces Reince Priebus at the position.  

In the White House chief of staff into the F.B.I. director, from leaving to get a new job to understanding of his shooting from a tv, heres a working list of people who have left the Trump administration.

Sally Yates

Taking over as acting attorney general after the departure of Loretta Lynch, Sally Yates was removed from her position on January 30.

Yates refused to apply Trumps controversial travel ban and issued a memo to the Justice Department not to defend the executive order.

Michael Flynn

Michael Flynn, Trumps embattled national security adviser, resigned on February 13 after it was disclosed that he apparently lied about discussions he had with the Russian ambassador.


I have nothing to be ashamed for and everything to be proud of, Flynn told Fox News in the moment.

Preet Bharara

Manhattan federal prosecutor Preet Bharara was fired on March 11 after he fell to voluntarily resign from his job.

The Justice Department stated in March that attorneys general who were holdovers from the Obama administration needed to resign. Bharara refused to do so.

I did not resign. Moments ago I was fired, Bharara tweeted. Being the US Attorney in [the Southern District of New York] will forever be the best honor of my professional life.

Katie Walsh

Deputy chief of employees Katie Walsh resigned on March 30 following a Trump-backed healthcare bill failed to make it through the home, according to The Associated Press.

She left the White House to join the pro-Trump nonprofit America First Policies.


Walsh came to the White House after working from the Republican National Committee under then-chairman Reince Priebus, who is now the White House chief of staff.

James Comey

Trump abruptly fired Comey at a brief letter on May 9, stating that Comey could not effectively lead the agency any longer.

Trump repeatedly criticized Comeys handling of the investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clintons personal email server, also Comey stated after his shooting which he felt uneasy by remarks Trump made concerning the F.B.I.s research into Flynn.

Comey allegedly was talking to employees in Los Angeles when information of his ousting came across the tv. At the moment, according to reports, Comey believed it was a prank.

Michael Dubke

While former White House Communications Director Michael Dubke tendered his resignation quietly on May 18, he stayed on with the administration until after the presidents first foreign trip.

He explained that he resigned due to personal factors.

Walter Shaub

Office of Government Ethics Director Walter Shaub Jr. announced on July 6 that he was resigning from his job after clashing with Trump. His closing date in office was July 19.

In his position, Shaub was frequently at odds with the Trump administration, especially when it came to Trumps company transactions.


Shaub combined the Campaign Legal Center, an organization in Washington that mostly focuses on violations of campaign finance law.

Sean Spicer

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicers job isnt officially over yet, but it will be soon.

Following the hiring of White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci, Spicer announced his resignation on July 21. In a tweet, Spicer stated he would stay on in his role before August.

Michael Short

White House Assistant Press Secretary Michael Short resigned on July 25 after Scaramucci informed Politico of his aim to fire him.

This is the issue with the leaking, Scaramucci allegedly told reporters. This is actually a terrible thing. Lets say Im shooting Michael Short now. The simple fact that you guys know about it before he does actually amazes me as a human being and as a Roman Catholic.

Short eventually resigned later in the afternoon, stating it was a a privilege to function Trump.  

Reince Priebus

On July 28 Trump announced Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly as his new White House chief of staff.   “I’m very happy to tell you that I have just named General/Secretary John F Kelly as White House Chief of Staff,” Trump tweeted.  

“He is a Great American and a Great Leader,” Trump wrote. “John has also done a spectacular job at Homeland Security. He has been a genuine star of the Administration.”

“I would like to thank Reince Priebus because of his service and dedication to his state. We achieved a lot together and I’m proud of him!”  

The replacement of Preibus as chief of staff came amid worries between Priebus and White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci.

Anthony Scaramucci

The announcement of Anthony Scaramucci, 53, as the White House communications director on July 21 set into motion a significant shakeup from White House personnel, leading to the resignations of media secretary Sean Spicer and chief of personnel Reince Priebus.

But Scaramucci himself lasted just 10 days at the White House. He was reportedly   removed in the request of new White House chief of staff John Kelly.  

Kelly was sworn in as chief of staff just hours before Scaramucci was removed.  

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