Formerly of the Trump administration: Notable departures

Formerly of the Trump administration: Notable departures
Jeff Sessions was forced out of his position as attorney general by the president the day after the 2018 midterm elections. President Donald Trump has targeted Sessions with tweets and comments in news conferences ever since Sessions recused himself from the Russia investigation. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) (Andrew Harnik)
Jeff Sessions was forced out of his position as attorney general by the president the day after the 2018 midterm elections. President Donald Trump has targeted Sessions with tweets and comments in news conferences ever since Sessions recused himself from the Russia investigation. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Jeff Sessions was forced out of his position as attorney general by the president the day after the 2018 midterm elections. President Donald Trump has targeted Sessions with tweets and comments in news conferences ever since Sessions recused himself from the Russia investigation. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) (AP)
Nikki Haley - The outgoing U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations announced Tuesday, Oct. 9, that she was leaving the post at the end of the year during a meeting with President Donald Trump in the Oval Office. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Nikki Haley - The outgoing U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations announced Tuesday, Oct. 9, that she was leaving the post at the end of the year during a meeting with President Donald Trump in the Oval Office. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) (AP)
Don McGahn departed as the White House counsel in October. Shown at a confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh with the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill on Sept. 4, 2018, in Washington, McGahn spearheaded the nomination of both Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch, the two newest members of the U.S. Supreme Court. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Don McGahn departed as the White House counsel in October. Shown at a confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh with the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill on Sept. 4, 2018, in Washington, McGahn spearheaded the nomination of both Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch, the two newest members of the U.S. Supreme Court. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) (AP)
Scott Pruitt - The resignation of the embattled EPA chief was announced July 5. He remains under investigation for a number of ethics complaints, including alleged misuse of taxpayer money in various ways. The Environmental Protection Agency’s internal watchdog is faulting the agency for spending millions of dollars on round-the-clock security for former administrator Scott Pruitt. The EPA inspector general says the agency failed to document why Pruitt needed more than $3.5 million in security spending in 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik/file)
Scott Pruitt - The resignation of the embattled EPA chief was announced July 5. He remains under investigation for a number of ethics complaints, including alleged misuse of taxpayer money in various ways. The Environmental Protection Agency’s internal watchdog is faulting the agency for spending millions of dollars on round-the-clock security for former administrator Scott Pruitt. The EPA inspector general says the agency failed to document why Pruitt needed more than $3.5 million in security spending in 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik/file) (AP)
Marc Short – The legislative affairs director left in July, took a position at Guidepost Strategies and is teaching at the University of Virginia’s business school. He is shown in this file photo on, June 7. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Marc Short – The legislative affairs director left in July, took a position at Guidepost Strategies and is teaching at the University of Virginia’s business school. He is shown in this file photo on, June 7. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) (AP)
Tom Homan - The acting head of Immigration and Customs Enforcement left the agency on June 29. He was planning to retire more than a year ago, but President Trump asked him to stay longer. He shown being interviewed on the "Fox & Friends" television program in New York on May 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
Tom Homan - The acting head of Immigration and Customs Enforcement left the agency on June 29. He was planning to retire more than a year ago, but President Trump asked him to stay longer. He shown being interviewed on the "Fox & Friends" television program in New York on May 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Richard Drew) (AP)
Kelly Sadler - The special assistant to President Donald Trump left the White House in June after it was leaked that she was dismissive of gravely ill Sen. John McCain during a closed-door meeting in May, saying his vote on CIA chief Gina Haspel doesn't matter because "he's dying anyway." The White House declined to apologize for her leaked remarks. She is shown In this March 22 file photo. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
Kelly Sadler - The special assistant to President Donald Trump left the White House in June after it was leaked that she was dismissive of gravely ill Sen. John McCain during a closed-door meeting in May, saying his vote on CIA chief Gina Haspel doesn't matter because "he's dying anyway." The White House declined to apologize for her leaked remarks. She is shown In this March 22 file photo. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File) (AP)
Ty Cobb - The lead lawyer for President Trump in the Russia probe retired at the end of May, replaced by Emmet Flood, the man who represented President Clinton during his impeachment. (Source: CNN/file)
Ty Cobb - The lead lawyer for President Trump in the Russia probe retired at the end of May, replaced by Emmet Flood, the man who represented President Clinton during his impeachment. (Source: CNN/file)
Gary Cohn - The former White House chief economic adviser, seen here listening during a meeting between President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, resigned in April amid disputes with Trump. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Gary Cohn - The former White House chief economic adviser, seen here listening during a meeting between President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, resigned in April amid disputes with Trump. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Michael Anton - The former National Security Council spokesman announced in April he was leaving his White House position, joining Hillsdale College’s Kirby Center as a writer and lecturer. In a July Washington Post op-ed, he argued against birthright citizenship. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Michael Anton - The former National Security Council spokesman announced in April he was leaving his White House position, joining Hillsdale College’s Kirby Center as a writer and lecturer. In a July Washington Post op-ed, he argued against birthright citizenship. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) (AP)
Tom Bossert - Trump's homeland security adviser resigned April 10, allegedly pushed out by John Bolton, the new national security adviser. He is shown in this Dec. 19, 2017, file photo. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
Tom Bossert - Trump's homeland security adviser resigned April 10, allegedly pushed out by John Bolton, the new national security adviser. He is shown in this Dec. 19, 2017, file photo. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File) (AP)
H.R. McMaster was removed as national security adviser by President Trump in March, replaced by Fox News personality and former U.N. ambassador John Bolton. McMaster has a book scheduled for publication in 2020, “Battlegrounds,” which will detail his 34-year military career as well as his year in the Trump administration, the Army Times reported. (Source: AP Images)
H.R. McMaster was removed as national security adviser by President Trump in March, replaced by Fox News personality and former U.N. ambassador John Bolton. McMaster has a book scheduled for publication in 2020, “Battlegrounds,” which will detail his 34-year military career as well as his year in the Trump administration, the Army Times reported. (Source: AP Images)
David Shulkin: He served as the ninth Secretary of Veterans Affairs before his firing by the administration on March 28. He joined Sioux Falls, S.D.-based Sanford Health in September. (Source: Gene Russell - United States Department of Veterans Affairs/Wikicommons)
David Shulkin: He served as the ninth Secretary of Veterans Affairs before his firing by the administration on March 28. He joined Sioux Falls, S.D.-based Sanford Health in September. (Source: Gene Russell - United States Department of Veterans Affairs/Wikicommons)
Andrew McCabe - The FBI deputy director, center, was fired from the bureau in March 26 hours before he could retire. Trump assailed McCabe via Twitter over alleged bias. Some say the attacks are an attempt to discredit the Russia probe. An inspector general report about allegations of leaks from McCabe has been referred to a grand jury. His book, “The Threat: How the FBI Protects America in the Age of Terror and Trump," will be published Aug. 4, the Washington Post reported. (Source: AP/Alex Brandon)
Andrew McCabe - The FBI deputy director, center, was fired from the bureau in March 26 hours before he could retire. Trump assailed McCabe via Twitter over alleged bias. Some say the attacks are an attempt to discredit the Russia probe. An inspector general report about allegations of leaks from McCabe has been referred to a grand jury. His book, “The Threat: How the FBI Protects America in the Age of Terror and Trump," will be published Aug. 4, the Washington Post reported. (Source: AP/Alex Brandon)
Rex Tillerson - The former Exxon CEO's tenure as secretary of state came to an end, President Trump announced March 13. Mike Pompeo, the former CIA chief, was appointed to lead the State Department.. (Source: CNN)
Rex Tillerson - The former Exxon CEO's tenure as secretary of state came to an end, President Trump announced March 13. Mike Pompeo, the former CIA chief, was appointed to lead the State Department.. (Source: CNN)
John McEntee - The White House aide, shown here in a March 2017 file photo, was escorted out of the White House on March 12, 2018, over what was called an undisclosed security issue, the Wall Street Journal reported on March 13. It turns out McEntee was under investigation by the Department of Homeland Security over alleged serious financial crimes. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
John McEntee - The White House aide, shown here in a March 2017 file photo, was escorted out of the White House on March 12, 2018, over what was called an undisclosed security issue, the Wall Street Journal reported on March 13. It turns out McEntee was under investigation by the Department of Homeland Security over alleged serious financial crimes. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) (AP)
Rachel Brand - The third in line in the Justice Department behind Jeff Sessions and Rod Rosenstein, the associate attorney general left the DOJ to take a private-sector position in February, only nine months after she was confirmed for the post. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Rachel Brand - The third in line in the Justice Department behind Jeff Sessions and Rod Rosenstein, the associate attorney general left the DOJ to take a private-sector position in February, only nine months after she was confirmed for the post. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) (AP)
Hope Hicks - One of President Donald Trump's most loyal aides, she was Trump's fourth communications director before resigning in February. She announced the move after she was interviewed for nine hours by the panel investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election and contact between Trump's campaign and Russia. She is joining Fox News's parent company as executive vice president and chief communications officer in 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Hope Hicks - One of President Donald Trump's most loyal aides, she was Trump's fourth communications director before resigning in February. She announced the move after she was interviewed for nine hours by the panel investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election and contact between Trump's campaign and Russia. She is joining Fox News's parent company as executive vice president and chief communications officer in 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) ((AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite))
Reed Cordish - A close friend of Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump, he left his post in February as assistant to the president in the Office of American Innovation. He said his role is complete, and he is returning to his family's real estate business. He is shown in a file photo, left, accompanied by Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway, right, during a President's Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis meeting in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House Complex, on Sept. 27, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Reed Cordish - A close friend of Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump, he left his post in February as assistant to the president in the Office of American Innovation. He said his role is complete, and he is returning to his family's real estate business. He is shown in a file photo, left, accompanied by Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway, right, during a President's Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis meeting in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House Complex, on Sept. 27, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) (AP)
Rob Porter - Shown, center, alongside President Donald Trump and then-Chief of Staff Reince Priebus in this 2017 file photo, Porter announced his resignation Feb. 7 amid domestic violence allegations from his ex-wives. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Rob Porter - Shown, center, alongside President Donald Trump and then-Chief of Staff Reince Priebus in this 2017 file photo, Porter announced his resignation Feb. 7 amid domestic violence allegations from his ex-wives. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) (AP)
Omarosa Manigault Newman - A former reality TV star, she returned to reality TV and has been critical of Trump after her dismissal as head of communications for the White House Office of Public Liaison. Manigault Newman’s “Unhinged” sold 34,000 copies, NPD BookScan reported Aug. 23. BookScan tracks around 85 percent of the print market. She also released a tape purportedly of Lara Trump offering her a $15,000-a-month job after her December 2017 firing from the administration. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
Omarosa Manigault Newman - A former reality TV star, she returned to reality TV and has been critical of Trump after her dismissal as head of communications for the White House Office of Public Liaison. Manigault Newman’s “Unhinged” sold 34,000 copies, NPD BookScan reported Aug. 23. BookScan tracks around 85 percent of the print market. She also released a tape purportedly of Lara Trump offering her a $15,000-a-month job after her December 2017 firing from the administration. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File) (AP)
Richard Cordray - He resigned as director of the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau in November 2017 to run for Ohio governor, setting up a battle over who would follow him. He is shown following a debate with Ohio Attorney General and Republican gubernatorial candidate Mike DeWine at Cleveland State University, Oct. 8 in Cleveland. DeWine and opponent Cordray were locked in a close, expensive race to replace Republican Gov. John Kasich, who's term-limited. (AP Photo/Angelo Merendino)
Richard Cordray - He resigned as director of the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau in November 2017 to run for Ohio governor, setting up a battle over who would follow him. He is shown following a debate with Ohio Attorney General and Republican gubernatorial candidate Mike DeWine at Cleveland State University, Oct. 8 in Cleveland. DeWine and opponent Cordray were locked in a close, expensive race to replace Republican Gov. John Kasich, who's term-limited. (AP Photo/Angelo Merendino) (AP)
Tom Price - The former Health and Human Services Secretary, left, is shown receiving a flu vaccination from Sharon Walsh-Bonadies, RN, right, during a news conference recommending everyone age six months and older be vaccinated against influenza each year, on Sept. 28, 2017, in Washington. Amid a scandal over costly charter plane travel, Price resigned as health and human services secretary on Sept. 29, 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Tom Price - The former Health and Human Services Secretary, left, is shown receiving a flu vaccination from Sharon Walsh-Bonadies, RN, right, during a news conference recommending everyone age six months and older be vaccinated against influenza each year, on Sept. 28, 2017, in Washington. Amid a scandal over costly charter plane travel, Price resigned as health and human services secretary on Sept. 29, 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Sean Spicer - The former White House press secretary had a colorful tenure that ended Aug. 31, 2017. Remembered for his battles with the press on different issues, he was lampooned on SNL by Melissa McCarthy. Spicer's post-administration book, "The Briefing," sold poorly, the Observer reported. (Source: AP Images)
Sean Spicer - The former White House press secretary had a colorful tenure that ended Aug. 31, 2017. Remembered for his battles with the press on different issues, he was lampooned on SNL by Melissa McCarthy. Spicer's post-administration book, "The Briefing," sold poorly, the Observer reported. (Source: AP Images)
Steve Bannon - The Breitbart alum served as President Trump's chief strategist until his firing in August 2017, after only seven months. He still makes appearances of a political nature, including in support of ultimately unsuccessful Senate candidate Roy Moore in Alabama. The New Yorker had to drop plans to interview Steve Bannon during its festival in October after a massive outcry. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
Steve Bannon - The Breitbart alum served as President Trump's chief strategist until his firing in August 2017, after only seven months. He still makes appearances of a political nature, including in support of ultimately unsuccessful Senate candidate Roy Moore in Alabama. The New Yorker had to drop plans to interview Steve Bannon during its festival in October after a massive outcry. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File) (AP)
Sebastian Gorka - The White House adviser left in Aug. 25, 2017, reportedly ousted by chief of staff John Kelly. He joined Fox News in November 2017 as a national security strategist. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Sebastian Gorka - The White House adviser left in Aug. 25, 2017, reportedly ousted by chief of staff John Kelly. He joined Fox News in November 2017 as a national security strategist. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) (AP)
Anthony Scaramucci - His tenure as White House communications chief lasted just over a week. He left July 31, 2017, after a colorful interview published in the New Yorker in which he used crude terms when discussing colleagues. Despite his brief tenure, Scaramucci, shown in an April 12, 2018, file photo in New York, has made a number of media appearances in support of his book, "Trump, the Blue Collar President," which was released in October. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Anthony Scaramucci - His tenure as White House communications chief lasted just over a week. He left July 31, 2017, after a colorful interview published in the New Yorker in which he used crude terms when discussing colleagues. Despite his brief tenure, Scaramucci, shown in an April 12, 2018, file photo in New York, has made a number of media appearances in support of his book, "Trump, the Blue Collar President," which was released in October. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP) (Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Reince Priebus - The former chief of staff was ousted July 28, 2017, by President Trump, who announced the change via Twitter while aboard Air Force One. Priebus was replaced by then-Department of Homeland Security chief John Kelly. He is shown in this file photo as RNC chairman. (AP Photo)
Reince Priebus - The former chief of staff was ousted July 28, 2017, by President Trump, who announced the change via Twitter while aboard Air Force One. Priebus was replaced by then-Department of Homeland Security chief John Kelly. He is shown in this file photo as RNC chairman. (AP Photo)
Walter M. Shaub Jr. - The director of the U.S. Office of Government Ethics resigned July 19, 2017, to take a job at the nonprofit Campaign Legal Center after months of battles with the Trump administration. He speaks out about the administration on Twitter. He is shown in a file photo from Jan. 23, 2017, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Walter M. Shaub Jr. - The director of the U.S. Office of Government Ethics resigned July 19, 2017, to take a job at the nonprofit Campaign Legal Center after months of battles with the Trump administration. He speaks out about the administration on Twitter. He is shown in a file photo from Jan. 23, 2017, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) (AP)
Mike Dubke - He resigned as White House communications director effective June 2, 2017. He currently serves on the board of the Franklin Center for Public Policy Exchange and the Ripon Society. In this photo taken April 20, 2017, Dubke arrives in the East Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Mike Dubke - He resigned as White House communications director effective June 2, 2017. He currently serves on the board of the Franklin Center for Public Policy Exchange and the Ripon Society. In this photo taken April 20, 2017, Dubke arrives in the East Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) (AP)
James Comey - The former FBI director was fired May 9, 2017, by President Trump, who has given numerous explanations for doing this. His firing led to the appointment of Robert Mueller as special counsel to lead an investigation. Comey is shown in a June 8, 2017, file photo. (AP Foto/Andrew Harnik)
James Comey - The former FBI director was fired May 9, 2017, by President Trump, who has given numerous explanations for doing this. His firing led to the appointment of Robert Mueller as special counsel to lead an investigation. Comey is shown in a June 8, 2017, file photo. (AP Foto/Andrew Harnik)
Angella Reid - Shown in Lafayette Park in front of the White House, Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011, in Washington., she was dismissed as White House chief usher, it was announced May 5, 2017. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Angella Reid - Shown in Lafayette Park in front of the White House, Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011, in Washington., she was dismissed as White House chief usher, it was announced May 5, 2017. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) (ASSOCIATED PRESS)
Mike Flynn - He resigned Feb. 13, 2017, as national security adviser for allegedly misleading Vice President Mike Pence over his contacts with Russia. He pleaded guilty on Dec. 1, 2017, to making false statements to the FBI in connection with the Russia probe. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
Mike Flynn - He resigned Feb. 13, 2017, as national security adviser for allegedly misleading Vice President Mike Pence over his contacts with Russia. He pleaded guilty on Dec. 1, 2017, to making false statements to the FBI in connection with the Russia probe. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File) (AP)
Katie Walsh - The deputy chief of staff left March 30, 2017, to join a nonprofit group supporting Trump's agenda. She is shown as a former Republican National Committee Chief of Staff at a post-election press briefing to discuss the RNC's role in the election, at the Capitol Hill Club in Washington on Nov. 14, 2016. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
Katie Walsh - The deputy chief of staff left March 30, 2017, to join a nonprofit group supporting Trump's agenda. She is shown as a former Republican National Committee Chief of Staff at a post-election press briefing to discuss the RNC's role in the election, at the Capitol Hill Club in Washington on Nov. 14, 2016. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen) (AP)
Sally Yates - The acting attorney general as Trump entered office, she was let go in January 2017 for refusing to enforce the travel ban, saying it wasn't legal. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
Sally Yates - The acting attorney general as Trump entered office, she was let go in January 2017 for refusing to enforce the travel ban, saying it wasn't legal. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File) (AP)