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note: the definitions to the abbreviations are on the sheet titled "Notes" (R-UP means resigned under pressure)
TOTAL DEPARTURES: 584
when a person leaves, updates are posted to /r/45chaos
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Sorted by "Date Left" as default. For instructions on custom sorting, go to "Notes" sheet.
By Adrienne Cobb
my PayPal, if you're so inclined: http://paypal.me/CobbAdrienne
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comparison to past admins
*under construction
Trump Government Departures
Website: www.45chaos.comignore this stuff
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Last NameFirst NameAffiliationPositionHired under Trump?* (Y/N)Date HiredDate LeftTotal Time (days)Time under Trump (days)Time in MoochesFired/Resigned /Resigned under pressureNotesSource 1Source 2Technical stuff for the website Technical stuff for the website Technical stuff for the website
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MaierChristopher
Dept of Defense
Director/Defeat-ISIS Task ForceY3/15/201711/30/2020Fhttps://archive.is/mPT8b
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TravisMattCISADeputy DirectorY11/16/201811/17/202073373373.3Fforced out by the White House in purge
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/11/18/cisa-employees-chris-krebs-firing-437570
https://www.cisa.gov/matthew-travisMattTravis584
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KrebsChristopherCISADirectorY11/16/201811/17/202073373373.3Fforced out by the White House after refuting Trump's claims that the election was rigged
https://www.npr.org/2020/11/17/936003057/cisa-director-chris-krebs-fired-after-trying-to-correct-voter-fraud-disinformati
https://www.cisa.gov/christopher-c-krebsChristopherKrebs583
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BoydValerie
Dept of Health & Human Services
Asst. Secy for Int'l AffairsY11/15/201911/12/202036436436.4Fforced out by White House in purge of appointees who have failed to demonstrate sufficient fealty to the president
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/dhs-officials-fired-white-house/2020/11/12/98fdf224-2554-11eb-8599-406466ad1b8e_story.html
https://www.linkedin.com/in/valeriesmithboyd/ValerieBoyd582
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WareBryanCISAAsst. Dir. for CybersecurityY1/9/202011/12/202030930930.9Fforced out by White House in purge of appointees who have failed to demonstrate sufficient fealty to the president
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/dhs-officials-fired-white-house/2020/11/12/98fdf224-2554-11eb-8599-406466ad1b8e_story.html
https://www.cisa.gov/news/2020/01/09/bryan-ware-appointed-new-assistant-director-cybersecurity
BryanWare581
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TombMark
Dept of Defense
Dep. CoS to UnderSecy of Defense for PolicyY5/26/202011/10/202016916916.9Fforced out by the White House in purge
https://theintercept.com/2020/11/11/pentagon-firings-esper-trump/
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/morning-defense/2020/09/15/pentagon-diversity-push-not-reflected-in-new-hires-790412
Mark Tombunknown
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KuperbergMichael
U.S. Global Change Research Program
DirectorN7/15/201511/9/20201,9451,390139.0Removedremoved from position leading the creation of climate science report; replaced w/ climate change denier
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/11/09/trump-removes-head-of-climate-science-report-435620
https://www.washingtonpost.com/weather/2020/11/09/trump-removes-climate-program-director/
MichaelKuperberg579
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StewartJen
Dept of Defense
CoS to Secy of DefenseY1/31/202011/10/202028528528.5Fforced out by the White House in purge; replaced by Trump loyalist Kash Patel
https://www.defensenews.com/pentagon/2020/11/10/james-anderson-pentagon-policy-head-resigns/
https://www.executivegov.com/2020/01/jen-stewart-to-serve-as-chief-of-staff-to-defense-secretary-mark-esper/
JenStewart578
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KernanJoseph
Dept of Defense
UnderSecy of Defense for Intelligence and SecurityY12/1/201711/10/20201,0761,076107.6Fforced out by the White House in purge; replaced by Trump loyalist Ezra Cohen-Watnick
https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/day-defense-secretary-fired-top-pentagon-policy-official/story?id=74131109
https://www.congress.gov/nomination/115th-congress/781
JosephKernan577
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AndersonJames
Dept of Defense
Acting UnderSecy of Defense for PolicyY3/1/202011/10/202025525525.5Fforced out by the White House in purge; replaced by Trump loyalist Anthony Tata
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/11/10/pentagon-top-policy-official-resigns-435693
https://www.congress.gov/nomination/116th-congress/1685
JamesAnderson576
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PilgerRichardDept of JusticeDirector of Elections Crimes branchN3/15/201011/9/20203,8931,390139.0Rresigned in protest of Barr's memo authorizing investigations into alleged instances of voter fraud
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/09/us/politics/barr-elections.html
https://archive.vn/2020.11.10-032042/https://www.linkedin.com/in/richard-pilger-4494b979/
RichardPilgerunknown
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Gordon-HagertyLisa
National Nuclear Security Administration
AdministratorY2/15/201811/6/202099699699.6R-UPresigned after clashing with Energy Secy Dan Brouillette; told by Brouillette's office that Trump had lost faith in her ability to do her job
https://www.stripes.com/news/us/us-nuclear-bomb-overseer-quits-after-clash-with-energy-secretary-1.651371
https://archive.is/qwwOsLisaGordon-Hagerty574
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GlickBonnieUSAIDDep. AdministratorY1/2/201911/6/202067567567.5Ffired by Trump to allow his pick for acting administrator (John Barsa) to retain to position under FVRA
https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/06/politics/bonnie-glick-ousted-usaid/index.html
https://www.congress.gov/nomination/115th-congress/1823
BonnieGlick573
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EsperMark
Dept of Defense
Secy of DefenseY7/23/201911/9/202047647647.6Ffired by Trump; replaced by Christopher Miller
https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/09/politics/trump-fires-esper/index.html
https://www.congress.gov/nomination/115th-congress/811
Mark Esper572
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ChatterjeeNeilFERCChairman/Federal Energy Regulatory CommissionY10/24/201811/5/202074474474.4Removedremoved from chair position by Trump after speaking favorably about taking action on climate change
https://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/trump-replaces-ferc-chairman-neil-chatterjee-with-commissioner-james-danly
https://energy.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/oil-and-gas/trump-appoints-neil-chatterjee-to-head-energy-regulatory-commission/66356568
NeilChatterjee571
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McLeanCraigNOAADep. Asst. Admin/Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric ResearchN1/21/20159/15/20202,0651,335133.5Ffired by White House for asking new political appointees to acknowledge the agency’s scientific integrity policy
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/27/climate/trump-election-climate-noaa.html?smtyp=cur
https://archive.is/dEkFACraigMcLean570
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SandersRonaldWHFederal Salary Council/ChairmanY12/21/201710/26/20201,0411,041104.1Rresigned in protest of Trump exec order removing job protections for many civil servantshttps://archive.is/KOCt8https://archive.is/QUlhzRonaldSanders569
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CrewsWilliamNIAIDPublic Affairs/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious DiseasesN6/6/20079/21/20204,8571,341134.1R-UPforced to retire after it was revealed he secretly wrote op-eds criticizing Anthony Fauci & downplaying the pandemic
https://edition.cnn.com/2020/09/21/media/fauci-redstate-nih/index.html
https://www.linkedin.com/in/william-crews-0068284/WilliamCrews568
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NewmanEmily
Dept of Health & Human Services
White House liaisonY4/26/20209/21/202014914914.9Removedreassigned as HHS Secy Alex Azar consolidated power
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/09/21/trump-administration-hhs-personnel-shake-up-419519
https://www.wsj.com/articles/white-house-in-talks-to-replace-health-and-human-services-secretary-alex-azar-11587860458
EmilyNewman567
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GranitoCatherine
Dept of Health & Human Services
Deputy White House liaisonY4/26/20209/21/202014914914.9Removedreassigned as HHS Secy Alex Azar consolidated power
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/09/21/trump-administration-hhs-personnel-shake-up-419519
https://www.wsj.com/articles/white-house-in-talks-to-replace-health-and-human-services-secretary-alex-azar-11587860458
CatherineGranito566
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AlexanderPaul
Dept of Health & Human Services
Advisor to Asst Secy Michael CaputoY3/25/20209/16/202017617617.6Fforced out amid scandal - prevented Fauci from speaking publicly about pandemic, interfered with CDC scientific bulletins
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/09/21/trump-administration-hhs-personnel-shake-up-419519
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/09/09/emails-show-hhs-muzzle-fauci-410861
PaulAlexander565
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SchillerLowellFDAPrincipal Assoc. Commissioner for policyY5/15/20179/15/20201,2201,220122.0Runknown why he resigned; handled COVID guidance
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/politico-pulse/2020/09/16/why-joe-bidens-grand-health-care-ambitions-could-quickly-run-aground-790437
https://archive.is/839mnLowellSchiller564
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MorrellDavidDept of JusticeDep. Asst. Attorney GeneralY5/15/20199/11/202048648648.6Rresigned in middle of Census and Portland protest caseshttps://archive.vn/hecDqhttps://archive.is/TxKbEDavidMorrell562
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DannehyNoraDept of JusticeCounsel to John DurhamY3/18/20199/10/202054354354.3Rresigned in protest of Trump & Barr's polticial pressure on the Durham probe
https://www.courant.com/news/connecticut/hc-news-john-durham-dannehy-resignation-20200911-20200911-xcsapnq7g5e63kvtw5aqi7cv34-story.html
https://archive.vn/SMOpnNoraDannehy560
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ChoiJohnDept of JusticePresidential Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of JusticeY1/22/20209/3/202022622622.6Rresigned out of concern that the intention of the commission was not to bridge the gap between communities of color and law enforcement
https://www.cnn.com/2020/09/11/politics/john-choi-resigns-trump-law-enforcement-commission/index.html
https://archive.vn/Jz6pNJohnChoi561
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WiegmannBradDept of JusticeDeputy Asst. AG for National SecurityN3/15/20098/31/20204,1881,320132.0Fremoved by AG Barr & replaced with inexperienced political appointee
https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/barrs-removal-career-national-security-official-weeks-election/story?id=72726426
https://archive.vn/6KCmKBradWiegmann559
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ConwayKellyanneWHCounselor to the PresidentY1/20/20178/31/20201,3201,320132.0Rresigned to deal with family issueshttps://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-53885239https://archive.vn/LvnF7KellyanneConway557
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ArrietaJosé
Dept of Health & Human Services
Chief information officerY5/24/20198/31/202046646646.6Runexpectedly resigned, coworkers said the Trump admin's covid data reporting changes and criticism was "exhausting"; exact departure date unknown
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/08/14/hhs-chief-information-officer-abruptly-resigns-395710
http://archive.is/tmDnzJoséArrieta552
http://web.archive.org/web/20200815230310/https://www.politico.com/news/2020/08/14/hhs-chief-information-officer-abruptly-resigns-395710
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AlbenceMatthewICEActing Dir. of ICEY7/5/20198/31/202042442442.4Rretiring after Trump officials criticized him for "favoring humanitarian concerns about the treatment of immigrants over the chance to take more aggressive action"
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/07/31/acting-ice-chief-retirement-white-house-389442
https://www.cnn.com/2019/04/11/politics/matt-albence-lead-ice/index.html
MatthewAlbence544
http://web.archive.org/web/20200809044437/https://www.politico.com/news/2020/07/31/acting-ice-chief-retirement-white-house-389442
http://web.archive.org/web/20200807125307/https://www.cnn.com/2019/04/11/politics/matt-albence-lead-ice/index.html
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SchneiderGrant
Dept of Defense
Federal Chief Information Security OfficerY7/19/20198/31/202041041041.0Rresigned to return to private sector
https://federalnewsnetwork.com/people/2020/08/schneider-leaving-federal-ciso-role-for-private-sector/
https://archive.is/fLe43GrantSchneider556
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MillerEmilyFDA
Asst. Commissioner for Media Affairs
Y8/17/20208/28/202012121.2Ffired due to incompetence and lack of scientific experience; was installed by WH; former OAN correspondent
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/08/28/fda-top-spokesperson-leaves-404422
EmilyMiller558
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HarrellBrian
Dept of Homeland Security
CISA infrastructure chiefY12/14/20188/20/202061661661.6Rresigned to return to private sector
https://www.cyberscoop.com/brian-harrell-cisa-resignation/
https://archive.is/PzZtbBrianHarrell555
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McGowanKyleCDCChief of StaffY4/15/20188/14/202085385385.3Rresigned to start a "new consulting venture"; with Campbell was an original Trump appointee at HHS
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/08/14/cdc-chief-of-staff-departs-395509
KyleMcGowan553
http://web.archive.org/web/20200815195121/https://www.politico.com/news/2020/08/14/cdc-chief-of-staff-departs-395509
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CampbellAmandaCDCDep. Chief of StaffY4/15/20188/14/202085385385.3Rresigned to start a "new consulting venture"; with McGowan was an original Trump appointee at HHS
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/08/14/cdc-chief-of-staff-departs-395509
AmandaCampbell554
http://web.archive.org/web/20200815195121/https://www.politico.com/news/2020/08/14/cdc-chief-of-staff-departs-395509
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AkardStephenDept of StateActing Inspector GeneralY5/15/20208/7/202085858.5Rabruptly resigned to "go back home" to Indiana; he filled in after Trump/Pompeo fired IG Steve Linick (allegedly to obstruct his investigations)
https://www.cnn.com/2020/08/05/politics/akard-resigns-state-oig/index.html
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/05/15/state-department-inspector-general-fired-261536
StephenAkard550
http://web.archive.org/web/20200815071509/https://www.cnn.com/2020/08/05/politics/akard-resigns-state-oig/index.html
http://web.archive.org/web/20200806075618/https://www.politico.com/news/2020/05/15/state-department-inspector-general-fired-261536
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HookBrianDept of StateSpecial Envoy to IranN9/1/20188/6/202070670670.6Runknown why leaving; is replaced with Elliott Abrams, Iran hardliner who was convicted of lying about Iran-Contra
https://www.cnn.com/2020/08/06/politics/brian-hook-resigning/index.html
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-nuclear-usa/us-secretary-of-state-names-brian-hook-special-envoy-for-iran-idUSKBN1L129X
BrianHook551
http://web.archive.org/web/20200809120334/https://www.cnn.com/2020/08/06/politics/brian-hook-resigning/index.html
http://web.archive.org/web/20191218125146/https://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-nuclear-usa/us-secretary-of-state-names-brian-hook-special-envoy-for-iran-idUSKBN1L129X
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HoworthRichardTVA
Member/Tennessee Balley Authority
N7/13/20118/3/20203,3101,292129.2Ffired by Trump under mistaken belief that TVA was outsourcing some jobs
https://www.cnn.com/2020/08/03/politics/donald-trump-tennessee-valley-authority/index.html
RichardHoworth549
http://web.archive.org/web/20200810120219/https://www.cnn.com/2020/08/03/politics/donald-trump-tennessee-valley-authority/index.html
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ThompsonJames "Skip"TVA
Chairman/Tennessee Balley Authority
Y1/12/20188/3/202093593593.5Ffired by Trump under mistaken belief that TVA was outsourcing some jobs
https://www.cnn.com/2020/08/03/politics/donald-trump-tennessee-valley-authority/index.html
http://archive.is/jqAx9James "Skip"Thompson548
http://web.archive.org/web/20200810120219/https://www.cnn.com/2020/08/03/politics/donald-trump-tennessee-valley-authority/index.html
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CorriganMerrittUSAIDDep. WH liaisonY6/1/20208/3/202064646.4Fremoved for repeatedly making anti-immigrant and anti-LGBTQ comments
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/politics-news/white-house-usaid-liaison-fired-after-series-anti-lgbtq-tweets-n1235679
https://www.propublica.org/article/new-trump-appointee-to-foreign-aid-agency-has-denounced-liberal-democracy-and-our-homo-empire
MerrittCorrigan547
http://web.archive.org/web/20200809191311/https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/politics-news/white-house-usaid-liaison-fired-after-series-anti-lgbtq-tweets-n1235679
http://web.archive.org/web/20200810101142/https://www.propublica.org/article/new-trump-appointee-to-foreign-aid-agency-has-denounced-liberal-democracy-and-our-homo-empire
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WangJoeWH
NSC/Dep. Sr. Dir. for European & Russian affairs
Y4/21/20207/31/202010210210.2Rno information about why he left; was Fiona Hill's deputy; sat in on many meetings with Russian officials (incl. Putin)
https://twitter.com/kaitlancollins/status/1289350050234003456?s=20
https://www.politico.eu/newsletter/brussels-playbook/politico-brussels-playbook-disinfo-warning-money-talks-europes-new-tracking-apps/
JoeWangunknown
http://web.archive.org/web/20200801084427/https://www.politico.eu/newsletter/brussels-playbook/politico-brussels-playbook-disinfo-warning-money-talks-europes-new-tracking-apps/
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MurphyBrian
Dept of Homeland Security
Acting chief of Office of Intelligence and Analysis
Y5/15/20207/31/202078787.8Fremoved from position for gathering intelligence reports on US journalists; will be assigned to a different role
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/08/01/dhs-removes-official-who-oversaw-intelligence-reports-on-journalists-390042
https://www.cnn.com/2020/08/01/politics/brian-murphy-dhs-official-reassigned-intelligence-journalists/index.html
BrianMurphy546
http://web.archive.org/web/20200809220031/https://www.politico.com/news/2020/08/01/dhs-removes-official-who-oversaw-intelligence-reports-on-journalists-390042
http://web.archive.org/web/20200813182447/https://www.cnn.com/2020/08/01/politics/brian-murphy-dhs-official-reassigned-intelligence-journalists/index.html
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HoodRobert
Dept of Defense
Asst Secy of Defense/Legislative Affairs
Y8/8/20177/24/20201,0821,082108.2RHood’s resignation leaves 21 of 60 senior positions at the Pentagon vacant or unfilled
https://foreignpolicy.com/2020/07/21/pentagon-legislative-chief-exits-robert-hood-congress-trump-esper-tata/
https://www.defensenews.com/breaking-news/2017/08/01/new-navy-secretary-seven-other-top-dod-officials-confirmed-by-senate/
RobertHood543
http://web.archive.org/web/20200725101626/https://foreignpolicy.com/2020/07/21/pentagon-legislative-chief-exits-robert-hood-congress-trump-esper-tata/
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EvanoffMichaelDept of State
Asst Secy of State/Diplomatic Security
Y11/3/20177/24/202099599599.5Rhighly respected, came out of retirement to take the job; is moving to private sectorhttp://archive.is/d4EOuhttp://archive.vn/iyPIkMichaelEvanoff542
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CoxChrisWHDep. Asst. Legislative AffairsY3/10/20207/10/202012312312.3Ris resigning following press inquiries about his lobbying work while employed at the WHhttp://archive.is/gcbmqhttp://archive.is/bAkrFChrisCox541
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WheelbargerKathryn
Dept of Defense
Acting Asst. Secy of Defense - Int'l Security
Y6/7/20177/4/20201,1241,124112.4R-UPessentially forced out after WH nixed her nomination for the permanent position b/c she wasn't "loyal" enough to Trump
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/06/18/pentagon-official-resigns-white-house-nixes-nomination-328552
KathrynWheelbarger530
http://web.archive.org/web/20200803102358/https://www.politico.com/news/2020/06/18/pentagon-official-resigns-white-house-nixes-nomination-328552
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HunterCarolineFECCommissionerN6/24/20087/3/20204,3931,261126.1Rresigned to join Koch-funded group; often fought against regulation (esp. re: Trump)
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/06/26/fec-caroline-hunter-resigns-341396
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caroline_C._HunterCarolineHunter539
http://web.archive.org/web/20200730121339/https://www.politico.com/news/2020/06/26/fec-caroline-hunter-resigns-341396
http://web.archive.org/web/20191118151356/https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caroline_C._Hunter
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FranciscoNoelDept of JusticeSolicitor General Y9/19/20177/3/20201,0191,019101.9Rplanned resignation; defended Trump's policies before SCOTUS (eg Muslim ban)
https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/10/politics/noel-francisco-solicitor-general/index.html
https://www.scotusblog.com/2017/09/francisco-confirmed-solicitor-general/
NoelFrancisco526
http://web.archive.org/web/20200731011445/https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/10/politics/noel-francisco-solicitor-general/index.html
http://web.archive.org/web/20191108093954/https://www.scotusblog.com/2017/09/francisco-confirmed-solicitor-general/
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BenczkowskiBrianDept of JusticeAsst. Atty General/Criminal Div.Y7/16/20187/3/202071971971.9Rplanned resignation; worked for Russian oligarchs, refused to recuse from Mueller probe; worked on Trump transition; met w/ Giuliani about Ukraine
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/10/us/politics/justice-department-Benczkowski.html
https://www.npr.org/2018/07/11/628044184/senate-confirms-new-boss-for-justice-department-criminal-division
BrianBenczkowski525
http://web.archive.org/web/20200723063404/https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/10/us/politics/justice-department-Benczkowski.html
http://web.archive.org/web/20200809143708/https://www.npr.org/2018/07/11/628044184/senate-confirms-new-boss-for-justice-department-criminal-division
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HuntJodyDept of JusticeHead of Civil Div.Y9/4/20187/3/202066966966.9Rresigned without giving reason, hours after DOJ sued John Bolton to delay his book release
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/16/us/politics/justice-department-jody-hunt.html
JodyHunt529
http://web.archive.org/web/20200707072400/https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/16/us/politics/justice-department-jody-hunt.html
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PatelBimal
Dept of Treasury
Asst SecyY6/27/20197/3/202037337337.3Rresigned
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/06/29/exodus-trumps-economic-team-continues-despite-fresh-fears-about-new-closures-coronavirus-crisis/
http://archive.is/5yiCxBimalPatel540
http://web.archive.org/web/20200808053202/https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/06/29/exodus-trumps-economic-team-continues-despite-fresh-fears-about-new-closures-coronavirus-crisis/
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GidleyHoganWHDep. Press SecyY10/11/20177/1/202099599599.5Rresigning to serve as Trump's 2020 campaign press secretary (replacing McEnany)
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/06/23/white-house-spokesman-trump-campaign-335746
http://archive.is/aD252HoganGidley536
http://web.archive.org/web/20200726075813/https://www.politico.com/news/2020/06/23/white-house-spokesman-trump-campaign-335746
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McCuskerElaine
Dept of Defense
acting-ComptrollerY8/1/20176/26/20201,0611,061106.1R-UPresigned after Trump pulled her nom. to fill position permanently; warned admin that it was illegal to withhold Ukraine aide in 2019
https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/16/politics/elaine-mccusker-to-resign/index.html
ElaineMcCusker528
http://web.archive.org/web/20200705062933/https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/16/politics/elaine-mccusker-to-resign/index.html
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PhilipsonTomasWH
Chairman/Council of Econ Advisers
Y6/28/20196/24/202036336336.3R2 sources say he was pushed out; Philipson says he quit over frustration with advising the president
https://www.wsj.com/articles/white-house-economist-tested-positive-for-covid-19-11593212011?emailToken=42fbe77267982b9472b0fef1125957ba7xhI3KHEeLRwKniEV3eExIDftKKPnCe3HJGK8gSRP3XkAE189HtFmLWTLcPr3SU6A1STZx29bJ6fmSdF5/sQ0fBtiKQG65qYgrnnPdQN1Fo%3D&reflink=article_copyURL_share
https://www.wsj.com/articles/acting-chairman-of-council-of-economic-advisers-is-named-11563232405
TomasPhilipson537
http://web.archive.org/web/20200724203225/https://www.wsj.com/articles/acting-chairman-of-council-of-economic-advisers-is-named-11563232405
58
BermanGeoffreyDept of JusticeUS Atty for SDNYY1/5/20186/20/202089889889.8FAG Barr illegally tried to force Berman out & install an outsider; Berman refused; Trump fired Berman leaving his deputy in chargehttps://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-53123847
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/25/nyregion/geoffrey-berman-us-attorney-manhattan.html
GeoffreyBerman535
http://web.archive.org/web/20200706212903/https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-53123847
http://web.archive.org/web/20200706175317/https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/25/nyregion/geoffrey-berman-us-attorney-manhattan.html
59
TaylorMary ElizabethDept of State
Asst. Secy of State for Legislative Affairs
Y10/12/20186/18/202061661661.6Rresigned in protest of Trump's response ot racial tensions in US
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/top-state-department-official-resigns-in-protest-of-trumps-response-to-racial-tensions-in-the-country/2020/06/18/e142e342-b181-11ea-a567-6172530208bd_story.html
Mary ElizabethTaylor531
http://web.archive.org/web/20200718104608/https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/top-state-department-official-resigns-in-protest-of-trumps-response-to-racial-tensions-in-the-country/2020/06/18/e142e342-b181-11ea-a567-6172530208bd_story.html
60
FernandezAlbertoUSAGM
President/Middle East Broadcasting Network
Y7/17/20176/17/20201,0671,067106.7Ffired by newly-confirmed Bannon ally Michael Pack
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/06/17/michael-park-voice-of-america-327713
http://archive.vn/IqvL9AlbertoFernandez534
http://web.archive.org/web/20200721151131/https://www.politico.com/news/2020/06/17/michael-park-voice-of-america-327713
61
FlyJamieUSAGMPresident/Radio Free EuropeY8/1/20196/17/202032232232.2Ffired by newly-confirmed Bannon ally Michael Pack
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/06/17/michael-park-voice-of-america-327713
http://archive.is/fXVo4JamieFly533
http://web.archive.org/web/20200721151131/https://www.politico.com/news/2020/06/17/michael-park-voice-of-america-327713
62
FangBayUSAGMPresident/Radio Free AsiaY11/20/20196/17/202021121121.1Ffired by newly-confirmed Bannon ally Michael Pack
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/06/17/michael-park-voice-of-america-327713
http://archive.is/hULCPBayFang532
http://web.archive.org/web/20200721151131/https://www.politico.com/news/2020/06/17/michael-park-voice-of-america-327713
63
BennettAmandaUSAGMDir. of Voice of AmericaN3/15/20166/15/20201,5541,243124.3Rresigned after Bannon ally confirmed to lead parent agency; Trump attacked VOA for not criticizing China
https://www.npr.org/2020/06/16/877762070/top-executives-at-voa-resign-as-trump-ally-prepares-to-take-over
AmandaBennett527
http://web.archive.org/web/20200811073633/https://www.npr.org/2020/06/16/877762070/top-executives-at-voa-resign-as-trump-ally-prepares-to-take-over
64
OlmenAndrewWHNational Econ Council / Dep DirY6/1/20186/15/202074674674.6Rresigned to return to private practice
https://www.wsj.com/articles/andrew-olmem-deputy-national-economic-council-director-to-leave-white-house-11592256986
AndrewOlmen539
http://web.archive.org/web/20200730122945/https://www.wsj.com/articles/andrew-olmem-deputy-national-economic-council-director-to-leave-white-house-11592256986
65
ZiemerTimothyUSAID
Sr. Dep. Asst. Admin/Humanitarian Assistance
Y7/1/20186/5/202070570570.5Rtop pandemic expert, prev. in charge of global health security at NSC before Trump & Bolton disbanded it; retiringhttp://archive.vn/8DIEYhttp://archive.is/A3rrKTimothyZiemer518
66
MillerJames
Dept of Defense
Member/Defense Science BoardN3/15/20146/2/20202,2711,230123.0Rresigned due to use of tear gas to clear protestors from park so Trump could do a photo op
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/06/02/secretary-esper-you-violated-your-oath-aiding-trumps-photo-op-thats-why-im-resigning/?arc404=true
JamesMiller524
http://web.archive.org/web/20200809092459/https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/06/02/secretary-esper-you-violated-your-oath-aiding-trumps-photo-op-thats-why-im-resigning/?arc404=true
67
DozorJoshFEMADep. Asst. Admin./Response Y6/15/20185/31/202071671671.6Rreportedly resigning for private sector job; in charge of coordinating pandemic response
https://www.govexec.com/management/2020/05/trump-administration-faces-departures-key-health-and-emergency-response-officials-during-pandemic/165185/
JoshDozor517
http://web.archive.org/web/20200531022545/https://www.govexec.com/management/2020/05/trump-administration-faces-departures-key-health-and-emergency-response-officials-during-pandemic/165185/
68
BoenteDanaDept of JusticeGeneral Counsel of the FBIN9/23/20135/30/20202,4421,227122.7R-UPasked to resign by top ranks of DOJ following his criticism of his role in the Flynn investigation
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/justice-department/fbi-s-top-lawyer-dana-boente-ousted-amid-fox-news-n1219721?cid=sm_npd_nn_tw_ma
DanaBoente523
69
GroganJoeWHDir of Domestic Policy CouncilY2/4/20195/30/202048248248.2Rplanning to leave in May for personal reasons; previously worked at Office of Management and Budget, ally of Mulvaneyhttp://archive.is/7TMIDhttp://archive.vn/khM9LJoeGrogan515
70
LinickSteveDept of StateInspector GeneralN9/30/20135/15/20202,4201,212121.2FTrump fired Linick at the request of Secy Pompeo; Linick was investigating Pompeo's use of gov't resources for personal activitieshttps://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-52688658SteveLinick520
http://web.archive.org/web/20200709141115/https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-52688658
71
BehmMitch
Dept of Transportation
Acting-Inspector GeneralN2/1/20205/15/202010510510.5Removedreplaced with a new acting IG without reason; was investigating Secy Chao, was member of Pandemic Response Accountability Cmte
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/05/19/democrats-blast-removal-of-acting-dot-inspector-general-268611
MitchBehm521
http://web.archive.org/web/20200807160934/https://www.politico.com/news/2020/05/19/democrats-blast-removal-of-acting-dot-inspector-general-268611
72
SantosJennifer
Dept of Defense
Dep Asst. Secy of defenseY6/15/20195/11/202033233233.2Fmoved to Navy without explanation; was in charge of executing the Defense Production Act for coronavirus supplies
https://www.cnn.com/2020/05/14/politics/pentagon-removes-defense-production-act-point-person/index.html
JenniferSantos519
http://web.archive.org/web/20200728214927/https://www.cnn.com/2020/05/14/politics/pentagon-removes-defense-production-act-point-person/index.html
73
WalshDeirdreNat'l IntelChief Operating OfficerY2/14/20185/8/202081581581.5Fpushed out by acting-DNI Grenell as "re-organization" of IC community; 10 year vet of ODNIhttp://archive.is/PkVTxhttp://archive.is/A0RVEDeirdreWalsh516
74
GrimmChristi
Dept of Health & Human Services
Acting-Inspector GeneralN1/1/20205/1/202012212212.2Removedremoved from position after issuing report finding “severe shortages” of coronavirus testing kits & shortages in PPE
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-replaces-hhs-watchdog-who-found-severe-shortages-at-hospitals-combating-coronavirus/2020/05/02/6e274372-8c87-11ea-ac8a-fe9b8088e101_story.html
ChristiGrimm522
http://web.archive.org/web/20200730180116/https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-replaces-hhs-watchdog-who-found-severe-shortages-at-hospitals-combating-coronavirus/2020/05/02/6e274372-8c87-11ea-ac8a-fe9b8088e101_story.html
75
BrightRick
Dept of Health & Human Services
Dir. of Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority
N6/15/20104/19/20203,5971,186118.6Fabruptly removed from position in charge of COVID-19 vaccine dev. b/c he opposed intense advocacy for hydroxychloroquine
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/04/22/hhs-ousts-vaccine-expert-as-covid-19-threat-grows-201642
https://www.who.int/docs/default-source/blue-print/sag-members.pdf
RickBright514
http://web.archive.org/web/20200809202124/https://www.politico.com/news/2020/04/22/hhs-ousts-vaccine-expert-as-covid-19-threat-grows-201642
http://web.archive.org/web/20200715231929/https://www.who.int/docs/default-source/blue-print/sag-members.pdf
76
FineGlenn
Dept of Defense
Acting-Inspector General/head of Pandemic Response Accountability Committee
N1/14/20164/7/20201,5461,174117.4Removed
Trump removed Fine from his position as IG in order to disqualify him from running the IG-panel overseeing the pandemic response; Fine later resigned
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/04/07/trump-removes-independent-watchdog-for-coronavirus-funds-upending-oversight-panel-171943
https://web.archive.org/web/20181023205146/https://dod.defense.gov/About/Biographies/Biography-View/Article/602703/glenn-a-fine/
GlennFine511
http://web.archive.org/web/20200808133715/https://www.politico.com/news/2020/04/07/trump-removes-independent-watchdog-for-coronavirus-funds-upending-oversight-panel-171943
77
GrishamStephanieWHPress SecretaryY7/1/20194/7/202028228228.2Ffired from he position by Trump, replaced with his campaign spokeswoman; Grisham never held a press briefing
https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/07/politics/stephanie-grisham-press-secretary-briefing-melania-trump/index.html
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-grisham-idUSKCN1TQ29I
StephanieGrisham510
http://web.archive.org/web/20200803090904/https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/07/politics/stephanie-grisham-press-secretary-briefing-melania-trump/index.html
http://web.archive.org/web/20191115185830/https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-grisham-idUSKCN1TQ29I
78
ModlyThomas
Dept of Defense/Navy
Acting Secy of NavyY11/25/20194/7/202013513513.5R-UPModly resigned following outrage for removing Capt. Crozier from command of the Theodore Roosevelt; served as acting-Secy numerous times
https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/07/politics/modly-resign-crozier-esper-trump/index.html
https://www.axios.com/eddie-gallagher-richard-spencer-navy-seals-b9fb9c20-42f4-416d-b0a6-535544e16a47.html
ThomasModly512
http://web.archive.org/web/20200808133908/https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/07/politics/modly-resign-crozier-esper-trump/index.html
http://web.archive.org/web/20200426145441/https://www.axios.com/eddie-gallagher-richard-spencer-navy-seals-b9fb9c20-42f4-416d-b0a6-535544e16a47.html
79
AtkinsonMichael Nat'l Intel
Inspector General of Intelligence Community
Y5/17/20184/3/202068868868.8Ffired by Trump, who allegedly "lost faith in him"; appears to be retaliation for Atkinson's role in the Ukraine/impeachment inquiry
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/04/03/trump-fires-intelligence-community-inspector-general-164287
http://archive.is/kRcr8MichaelAtkinson509
http://web.archive.org/web/20200720063110/https://www.politico.com/news/2020/04/03/trump-fires-intelligence-community-inspector-general-164287
80
CrozierBrett
Dept of Defense/Navy
commander of the USS Theodore Roosevelt
Y11/1/20194/2/202015415415.4Fremoved from command by Secy Modly for writing a letter pleading for help for his crew in the midst of coronavirus spread on the shiphttps://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-52145230
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/05/us/politics/coronavirus-aircraft-carrier-roosevelt-crozier.html
BrettCrozier513
http://web.archive.org/web/20200622081733/https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-52145230
http://web.archive.org/web/20200725095942/https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/05/us/politics/coronavirus-aircraft-carrier-roosevelt-crozier.html
81
KennedyAdamWH
Dep. Comms Dir. & Special Asst to President
Y1/20/20173/31/20201,1671,167116.7Rresigning to take private sector job; to be replaced by Julia Hahn, a former Breitbart writer
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/03/06/trump-white-house-adam-kennedy-122435
AdamKennedy502
http://web.archive.org/web/20200803085222/https://www.politico.com/news/2020/03/06/trump-white-house-adam-kennedy-122435
82
GreenMark USAIDAdministratorY8/7/20173/31/202096896896.8Rreportedly planning to resign for awhile, but leaves in middle of coronavirus pandemic; to be replaced by Trump loyalist
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/03/13/usaid-chief-resignation-129158
https://web.archive.org/web/20190815123600/https://www.usaid.gov/news-information/press-releases/aug-7-2017-usaid-administrator-mark-green-welcome-remarks-employees
Mark Green503
http://web.archive.org/web/20200605172256/https://www.politico.com/news/2020/03/13/usaid-chief-resignation-129158
83
BoneyVirginiaWHNSC/top legislative affairs stafferY3/22/20173/27/20201,1021,102110.2Fremoved b/c she kept pressing the WH to prioritize election security efforts — and specifically the threat posed by Russia
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/09/10/partisan-brawl-2020-russia-china-intel-412043
https://archive.is/6uTbXVirginiaBoney563
84
McKennaMichaelWH
Legislative affairs/deputy assistant to the president
Y10/21/20193/24/202015615615.6Ffired after a "complaint lodged against" him for statements made at work; no more details available
https://www.rawstory.com/2020/03/white-house-legislative-aide-removed-over-statements-made-at-work-but-insists-hes-loyal-to-the-president/
https://www.eenews.net/stories/1061368271MichaelMcKenna507
http://web.archive.org/web/20200415065553/https://www.rawstory.com/2020/03/white-house-legislative-aide-removed-over-statements-made-at-work-but-insists-hes-loyal-to-the-president/
http://web.archive.org/web/20191113165031/https://www.eenews.net/stories/1061368271
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SwiftHeather
Dept of Homeland Security
Dep. Asst. Secy of public affairsY8/15/20193/20/202021921921.9Fremoved from position in purge of disloyal officials, sent to National Endowment for the Arts
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/03/25/white-house-dhs-heather-swift-loyalty-148856
HeatherSwift508
http://web.archive.org/web/20200710024634/https://www.politico.com/news/2020/03/25/white-house-dhs-heather-swift-loyalty-148856
86
TraversRussellNCTC
Acting Director of the National Counterterrorism Center
Y8/16/20193/18/202021621621.6Ffired by new acting DNI and Trump loyalist Ric Grenell; served as director from Dec 2017 to 2018 as well
https://www.thedailybeast.com/russell-travers-acting-head-of-national-counterterrorism-center-and-his-deputy-were-fired-report-says
RussellTravers505
http://web.archive.org/web/20200804095612/https://www.thedailybeast.com/russell-travers-acting-head-of-national-counterterrorism-center-and-his-deputy-were-fired-report-says
87
HallPeterNCTC
Acting Deputy Director of the National Counterterrorism Center
Y10/15/20193/18/202015615615.6Ffired by new acting DNI and Trump loyalist Ric Grenell
https://www.thedailybeast.com/russell-travers-acting-head-of-national-counterterrorism-center-and-his-deputy-were-fired-report-says
PeterHall506
http://web.archive.org/web/20200804095612/https://www.thedailybeast.com/russell-travers-acting-head-of-national-counterterrorism-center-and-his-deputy-were-fired-report-says
88
CabanissDaleWH
Director of Office of Personnel Management
Y9/16/20193/17/202018418418.4Rresigned suddenly, reportedly upset w/ John McEntee hiring a bunch of his college senior friends
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/03/17/opm-chief-resigns-134541
http://archive.is/BpgCcDaleCabaniss504
http://web.archive.org/web/20200723224356/https://www.politico.com/news/2020/03/17/opm-chief-resigns-134541
89
KlitenicJasonNat'l Intelchief legal officer/ODNIY8/6/20183/5/202057857857.8Rresigning to return to private practice; responsible for decision to block Ukraine whistleblower's complaint from reaching Congress
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/02/18/intel-office-lawyer-ukraine-whistleblower-complaint-115776
http://archive.is/Vx55lJasonKlitenic498
http://web.archive.org/web/20200803112735/https://www.politico.com/news/2020/02/18/intel-office-lawyer-ukraine-whistleblower-complaint-115776
90
HallmanAndrewNat'l IntelPrincipal Executive/ODNIY11/1/20192/21/202011311311.3Runclear exactly why he is leaving - resigning as acting DNI Maguire is replaced with Trump loyalist w/ no intelligence exp
https://www.thedailybeast.com/russia-is-helping-elect-trump-again-intel-official-says
http://archive.is/EZTZSAndrewHallman500
http://web.archive.org/web/20200603052541/https://www.thedailybeast.com/russia-is-helping-elect-trump-again-intel-official-says
91
MaguireJosephNat'l IntelDir. of ODNIY8/16/20192/20/202018918918.9Ffired after Trump learned that top aide told Congress that Russia was interfering in his favor in the 2020 election
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/national-security/trump-anger-cost-joseph-maguire-job-director-national-intelligence-n1140086
https://www.npr.org/2019/08/08/749599468/trump-names-new-acting-director-of-national-intelligence
Joseph Maguire501
http://web.archive.org/web/20200630180236/https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/national-security/trump-anger-cost-joseph-maguire-job-director-national-intelligence-n1140086
http://web.archive.org/web/20200226092212/https://www.npr.org/2019/08/08/749599468/trump-names-new-acting-director-of-national-intelligence
92
RoodJohn
Dept of Defense
Under Secy of Defense for PolicyY1/9/20182/19/202077277277.2Rresigned because top officials "lost confidence in his ability to carry out" Trump's agenda; Rood warned the White House against blocking Ukraine aid in 2019
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-02-19/pentagon-official-involved-in-certifying-ukraine-aid-leaves-post
http://archive.is/Hxi5SJohnRood499
http://web.archive.org/web/20200420181714/https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-02-19/pentagon-official-involved-in-certifying-ukraine-aid-leaves-post
93
LiuJessieDept of JusticeU.S. Attorney/D.C. officeY9/14/20172/13/202088388388.3R-UPresigned after being asked to leave the DC Atty's office while awaiting confirmation to Treasury post - Trump pulled her nomination because he was upset with her work overseeing the prosecution of Roger Stone & lack of charges against Andrew McCabe
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/former-us-attorney-who-oversaw-roger-stone-case-resigns-n1136411
http://archive.is/uOzUyJessieLiu497
http://web.archive.org/web/20200626011832/https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/former-us-attorney-who-oversaw-roger-stone-case-resigns-n1136411
94
KravisJonathanDept of JusticeAsst. US Atty in DC officeN6/6/20142/11/20202,0761,118111.8Rresigned in protest of AG Barr personally overruling the prosecution team's sentencing recommendation for Roger Stone
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/02/11/justice-department-backs-away-stiff-sentence-roger-stone-114006
hire date is approx based on: https://www.opensecrets.org/revolving/rev_summary.php?id=78354
JonathanKravisunknown
http://web.archive.org/web/20200807045620/https://www.politico.com/news/2020/02/11/justice-department-backs-away-stiff-sentence-roger-stone-114006
95
VindmanYevgenyWHNSC/Sr. LawyerY??2/7/2020??????Fcannot find his hire date; was fired at the same time as his brother Alexander Vindman
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/02/07/donald-trump-pressure-impeachment-witness-alexander-vindman-111997
YevgenyVindman494
http://web.archive.org/web/20200813144443/https://www.politico.com/news/2020/02/07/donald-trump-pressure-impeachment-witness-alexander-vindman-111997
96
SondlandGordonDept of State
Ambassador to the European Union
Y7/9/20182/7/202057857857.8Ffired just two days after end of Trump's senate trial
https://expo.oregonlive.com/news/erry-2018/07/cdbfd3400b3583/portland-hotelier-who-gave-1-m.html
https://www.thedailybeast.com/gordon-sondland-recalled-as-eu-ambassador
GordonSondland495
http://web.archive.org/web/20190404003540/https://expo.oregonlive.com/news/erry-2018/07/cdbfd3400b3583/portland-hotelier-who-gave-1-m.html
http://web.archive.org/web/20200602010826/https://www.thedailybeast.com/gordon-sondland-recalled-as-eu-ambassador
97
VindmanAlexanderWHNSC/Dir. for European AffairsY7/15/20182/7/202057257257.2Ffired and escorted from WH just two days after end of Trump's senate trial
https://www.npr.org/2019/10/28/774256868/read-ukraine-expert-lt-col-alexander-vindmans-opening-statement
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/02/07/donald-trump-pressure-impeachment-witness-alexander-vindman-111997
AlexanderVindman493
http://web.archive.org/web/20200725011317/https://www.npr.org/2019/10/28/774256868/read-ukraine-expert-lt-col-alexander-vindmans-opening-statement
http://web.archive.org/web/20200813144443/https://www.politico.com/news/2020/02/07/donald-trump-pressure-impeachment-witness-alexander-vindman-111997
98
JacksonRyanEPAChief of StaffY2/22/20172/3/20201,0771,077107.7Rresigning to take job with the nation’s top coal mining trade group; was under investigation by IG for destruction of documents & interfering with witness testimonyhttps://www.eenews.net/stories/1062228707http://archive.is/TOsHNRyanJackson491
http://web.archive.org/web/20200305172616/https://www.eenews.net/stories/1062228707
99
ByrneJames
Dept of Veteran's Affairs
Deputy SecretaryY9/11/20192/3/202014614614.6Ffired for unknown reasons
https://www.axios.com/veterans-affairs-deputy-secretary-james-byrne-1dd9d8c8-38dd-4291-9176-d16820812498.html?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twsocialshare&utm_campaign=organic
http://archive.is/W9wQ5JamesByrne492
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ByardJeffreyFEMA
Assoc. Admin. for the Office of Response & Recovery
Y9/1/20172/1/202088488488.4RTrump nominated Byard to lead FEMA but pulled the nomination after the Senate uncovered allegations of inappropriate behavior in a bar altercation; unknkown why Byard is resigning from the agency
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/politics-news/trump-s-former-pick-lead-fema-resigns-agency-n1111541
http://archive.is/OUZIhJeffreyByard487
http://web.archive.org/web/20200115161553/https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/politics-news/trump-s-former-pick-lead-fema-resigns-agency-n1111541