Anthony Scaramucci lasted less than 2 weeks — here are all 10 casualties of the Trump administration so far
Anthony Scaramucci was removed from his role as White House Communications Director on Monday, less than two weeks after President Donald Trump hired him. The move also comes three days after Reince Priebus, Trump’s first White House chief of staff, resigned on Fridayafter little more than six months on the job.
Trump’s administration as a whole has been rocked by a series of high-profile exits since he took office in January.
Here are the top-level people who’ve either been fired or resigned from the Trump administration.
Anthony Scaramucci was hired as White House Communications Director and then dismissed in less than two weeks. The decision came at the urging of new White House chief of staff John Kelly, according to a report from The New York Times.
Scaramucci came into the role making headlines, most notably in an interview with the New Yorker, in which Scaramucci unleashed an expletive-filled tirade against members of the Trump administration.
Reince Priebus, the former White House chief-of-staff, was resigned just six months into his tenure after a public feud with Anthony Scaramucci, the White House communications director.
Trump announced that General John F. Kelly, the former Homeland Security secretary, would take over for Priebus in a tweet on June 28. Priebus resigned less than a week after former press secretary Sean Spicer, who was considered a Priebus ally in the White House.
Sean Spicer, the embattled White House press secretary, resigned on Friday after telling Trump he vehemently disagreed with the selection of Anthony Scaramucci as White House communications director.
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Michael Dubke, the former White House communications director, resigned in May. Dubke was replaced by Anthony Scaramucci, the founder of a hedge fund and a top Trump donor.
Walter M. Shaub Jr.
Walter Shaub, the former director of the Office of Government Ethics, resigned earlier this month after clashing with the White House over Trump’s complicated financial holdings.
Shaub called Trump’s administration a “laughingstock,” following his resignation, and advocated for strengthening the US’s ethical and financial disclosure rules, per The New York Times.
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Comey was handling the investigation into the Trump campaign’s possible collusion with Russia during the 2016 election at the time of his ouster, creating a firestorm of controversy for Trump’s administration.
Comey was just the second FBI director to be fired by a president, after President Bill Clinton fired William S. Sessions in 1993.
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Former National Security Advisor Michael resigned in February after serving in the position for less than a month.
Flynn misled Vice President Mike Pence and other administration officials about the contents of his phone conversations with Sergey Kislyak, Russia’s ambassador to the US. Flynn reportedly discussed the Obama administration’s sanctions against Russia with Kislyak prior to Trump assuming office.
Trump fired Sally Yates, the acting attorney general and an appointee of former President Barack Obama, just ten days after assuming office. Yates had refused to uphold the Trump administration’s controversial travel ban in January.
Yates denounced the travel ban, which Trump enacted through an executive order, as unlawful. Yates was also instrumental in the events that led to Flynn’s ouster, as she had informed Trump that Flynn could be vulnerable to Russian blackmail days after Trump assumed office.
Trump fired Preet Bharara, the former US Attorney for the Southern District of Manhattan and ‘Sheriff’ of Wall Street, in March after Bharara refused to submit a resignation letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
Bharara, an Obama appointee, was fired along with a number of Obama-era US attorneys. Trump had initially promised Bharara he would keep his job during the transition period.
Katie Walsh, the former deputy chief of staff and close ally to chief of staff Reince Priebus, left the White House just nine weeks into the job to run America First, a pro-Trump group outside of the government.