6 Senior Figures Announced to Exit Current Roles in Trump Administration Over 2-Day Period

The resignation of White House staff secretary Rob Porter amid an escalating domestic violence scandal has dominated headlines this week.


The exit of Associate Attorney General Rachel Brand on Friday received similarly wide coverage due to President Donald Trump's public attacks on the Justice Department.

But four other senior officials were announced to be leaving their roles in the Trump administration before Saturday.

White House deputy chief of staff John Carroll is leaving amid reports that White House chief of staff John Kelly had a problem with his performance. He's expected to move over to the Office of National Drug Control Policy.

David Sorenson, a White House speechwriter, resigned after his ex-wife accused him of domestic abuse, making him the second Trump staffer to exit this week because of an abuse scandal.

FBI public affairs assistant director Mike Kortan was announced to be leaving on Thursday, as was DOJ counterintelligence and export control chief David Laufman.

John Kelly reportedly told the president he's willing to resign his post as well. Stay tuned for a possible second wave of exits next week.

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