DemDaily: The Departed

August 2, 2017

The most recent shakeup at the White House begs for a tally of the current resigned and fired members of the Trump admnistration's Cabinet, senior White House Staff and Advisors.

To follow is the list of those who have have departed in the first 194 days of the Trump turmoil - by choice or by force, but always with controversy!

The White House Shake Up

(In order of departure)

or Fired
Days In PositionCause
Acting Attorney GeneralSally YatesFired10 DaysFired after she announced Justice Dept refusal to defend Travel Ban
National Security AdvisorMichael FlynnResigned22 DaysOver undisclosed accounts of Russia contacts, reports he was under federal investigation
National Security Council, Senior Director, Western Hemisphere AffairsCraig DeareFired23 DaysCriticism of Trump policies at a private think tank event
US Attorney for the Southern District of New YorkPreet BhararaFired51 DaysObama appointee originally asked to stay on, then asked to resign after reporting Trump's breech of Justice rules in contacting Bharara and asking for his loyalty. Bharara refused to resign.
Deputy White House Chief of StaffKatie WalshResigned70 DaysAlly of Priebus, but not of Bannon and Kushner. Reassigned to outside group.
Communications DirectorMicael DubkeResigned86 DaysFounder of Crossroads Media, left "for personal" reasons
White House UsherAngella ReidFired106 DaysFirst woman, and second African American to hold position. Fired as part of Melania's transition decisions.
FBI DirectorJames ComeyFired110 DaysFIred after refusing Trump's request to quash Russia investigation Comey was leading (WH claimed fired for mishandling of Clinton emails).
Deputy National Security AdvisorKT McFarlandReassigned118 DaysFlynn ally, clashed with his successor, HR McMaster
President's Advisory CouncilElon Musk, CEO,
Tesla and SpaceX
Resigned132 DaysOver Trump's decision to withdraw from Paris climate accord
President's Advisory CouncilRobert Iger, CEO, DisneyResigned133 DaysOver Trump's decision to withdraw from Paris climate accord
Office of Government Ethics DirectorWalter SchaubResigned181 DaysClashed with Trump and Administration on ethics conflicts.  Said risk US being viewed as a "kleptocracy"
Press SecretarySean SpicerResigned183 DaysEmbattled but loyal to Trump, finally resigned after Scaramucci appointment
National Security Council, Middle East AdvisorDerek HarveyFired186 DaysFlynn ally, clashed with McMaster
Deputy Press SecretaryMichael ShortResigned187 DaysResigned after Scaramucci leaked his intention to fire Short after Spcier resignation
White House Chief of StaffReince PriebusResigned189 DaysThe former RNC Chair is said to have lost Trump's confidence after failure of health care and legislative agenda
Communications DirectorAnthony ScaramucciFired11 DaysThe combative and crude former NY financier threatend staff and reporters before being booted by incoming COS John Kelly
 Dates may vary depending on source

Trump's Latest Approval Rating: 33% (Quinnipiac 7/27-8/1/17)

As always, DemList will keep you informed.

DemDaily: The Trump Cabinet & Confirmation Count (5/3/17)

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Sources:  The Guardian, Business Insider, Reuters, Los Angeles Times 

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