List of Trump administration dismissals and resignations

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Many political appointees of Donald Trump, the 45th and current President of the United States, have resigned or been dismissed. The record-setting turnover rate in the Trump Administration has been noted in various publications.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9]

Several Trump appointees, including National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci, and Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price have the shortest-service tenures in the history of their respective offices.[lower-alpha 1]

On September 18, 2019, a reporter asked Trump about the lack of stability in his administration, particularly in DHS. He replied: “We have acting people. The reason they are acting is because I’m seeing how I like them, and I’m liking a lot of them very, very much. There are people who have done a bad job, and I let them go. If you call that turmoil, I don’t call that turmoil. I say that is being smart. That’s what we do.”[10]

For comprehensiveness, the list below includes, in addition to dismissals and resignations, routine job changes such as promotions (e.g. Gina Haspel from CIA Deputy Director to Director), officials moving to a comparable position (e.g. John F. Kelly from Secretary of Homeland Security to Chief of Staff), and acting or temporary officials being replaced by permanent ones. The list does not include many lower level positions, however, such as that of executive director of the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness, Matthew Doherty, dismissed in November, 2019,[11] without a replacement to lead the council that was created in 1987. But some less prominent officials are listed because their departure was newsworthy.

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Executive Office of the President

Name Office Took office Left office Notes
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Reince Priebus
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White House Chief of Staff
January 20, 2017 July 31, 2017 His tenure may be considered the shortest in the office's history, excluding interim appointments, if James Baker's separate tenures as Chief of Staff under two different presidents (Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush) are combined (Baker served only 150 days as Bush's Chief of Staff).[12]
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John F. Kelly
July 31, 2017 January 2, 2019 President Trump announced that General Kelly would be leaving at the end of 2018[13]
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Katie Walsh
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White House Principal Deputy Chief of Staff
January 20, 2017 March 30, 2017 Moving to "Trump’s outside political group" America First Policies[14]
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White House Deputy Chief of Staff (Implementation)
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Kirstjen Nielsen
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White House Principal Deputy Chief of Staff
September 6, 2017 December 6, 2017 Left to become United States Secretary of Homeland Security[15]
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James W. Carroll
December 6, 2017 February 9, 2018 Left to become acting director of the U.S. Office of National Drug Control Policy
Zachary Fuentes June 6, 2018 January 2, 2019 [16]
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Joe Hagin
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White House Deputy Chief of Staff
(Operations)
January 20, 2017 July 6, 2018
Daniel Walsh July 6, 2018 November 26, 2019 [17]
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Director of the White House Military Office
September 6, 2017 July 2018
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White House Deputy Chief of Staff (Policy)
January 20, 2017 March 16, 2018 Formerly the executive director of Trump's presidential transition team, he was a Deputy Chief of Staff until resigning in March 2018,[18] reportedly to seek a job in the private sector[19]
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Carrie Bock
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Special Assistant to the Chief of Staff
January 2017 April 2017
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Associate Director of Presidential Personnel
May 1, 2017 September 2018
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Director of the Office of Chief of Staff
January 22, 2017 September 2017
Emily Mallon August 2017 March 2019
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Steve Bannon
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Senior Counselor to the President
January 20, 2017 August 18, 2017 Returned to Breitbart News. Per some sources, White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly asked for his immediate resignation on August 18.[20] Bannon said he submitted a two-week resignation notice on August 4.[21]
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White House Chief Strategist
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Johnny DeStefano
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Counselor to the President
February 9, 2018 May 24, 2019 Oversaw the Offices of Intergovernmental Affairs, Presidential Personnel, Political Affairs, and Public Liaison. Will work for Juul.[22]
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Director of the Office of Public Liaison
February 9, 2018 March 18, 2018
September 25, 2017 February 9, 2018
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White House Director of Presidential Personnel
January 20, 2017 January 2018
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Advisor to the President (Domestic Policy)
January 20, 2017 August 1, 2018
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Dina Powell
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Senior Counselor to the President
(Economic Initiatives)
January 22, 2017 January 12, 2018
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Deputy National Security Advisor (Strategy)
March 15, 2017
Nadia Schadlow January 21, 2018 April 27, 2018
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White House Cabinet Secretary
January 20, 2017 July 2019 [23]
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White House Deputy Cabinet Secretary
mid-April 2018[24][25] Became a senior advisor to secretary of the Department of Energy Rick Perry[25]
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Special Advisor to the President on Regulatory Reform
August 18, 2017 Left amid concerns of conflicts of interest[26][27][28][29][30]
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Reed Cordish
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Assistant to the President
(Intergovernmental and Technology Initiatives)
February 16, 2018 Stated he never planned to stay with the administration for more than a year and that his policy role was complete[31]
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Sebastian Gorka
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Deputy Assistant to the President
August 25, 2017 Failed to obtain the security clearance necessary for work on national security issues[32][33]
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Carlos Díaz-Rosillo
June 19, 2018 Left to work at the National Endowment for the Humanities as Senior Deputy Chairman[34][35]
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Sean Cairncross
June 2019
Ira Greenstein February 1, 2017 March 30, 2018
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Lance Leggitt
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Deputy Assistant to the President
(Domestic Policy)
February 9, 2018
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Michael Anton
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Deputy Assistant to the President
(Strategic Communications)
February 8, 2017 April 8, 2018
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Special Assistant to the President
January 2017 September 5, 2017 [36]
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Reagan Thompson[37]
January 2018
(Appointed by Melania Trump)
July 2018
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Director of Policy for the First Lady
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Special Assistant to the President
January 23, 2017 December 2018
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White House Director of Information Technology
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Ray Starling
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Special Assistant to the President
(Agriculture, Trade and Food Assistance)
February 2017 May 2018 Left to become USDA Chief of Staff[39][40]
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Special Assistant to the President
(Domestic Energy and Environmental Policy)
April 2018 [41]
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Special Assistant to the President
(International Energy and Environment Policy)
February 14, 2018 Resigned after learning he would not be able to obtain a security clearance due to past marijuana use[42]
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Special Assistant to the President (Legislative Affairs)
January 2017 January 2018 [43]
Cindy Simms February 2017 March 2018
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Special Assistant to the President
(Office of Communications)
January 2017 May 2018 [44]
Kelly Sadler May 2017 June 2018 Mocked Senator John McCain in a May 2018 closed-door meeting in front of two dozen other staffers[45]
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Special Assistant to the President
(Technology, Telecom, and Cyber-Security Policy)
February 23, 2017 March 2018 Left to join the private law firm DLA Piper[46][47][48]
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Michael Flynn
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National Security Advisor
January 20, 2017 February 13, 2017 Resigned after misleading Vice President Mike Pence about the nature and content of his communications with Ambassador Sergey Kislyak.[49][50] His tenure was the shortest in the office's history.[51][52]
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H. R. McMaster
February 20, 2017 April 9, 2018 McMaster was criticized in August 2017 after he fired several National Security Council staff members,[53][54][55][56][57] but Trump affirmed his confidence in McMaster.[58][59] On March 15, 2018, it was reported that Trump had decided to dismiss McMaster at a later, unspecified date.[60] McMaster resigned as National Security Advisor on March 22, 2018, effective April 9.[61][62][63]
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John Bolton
April 9, 2018 September 10, 2019 Resigned amid disagreements within the Trump administration on Korea, Iran and Afghanistan policy
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K. T. McFarland
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Deputy National Security Advisor
February 20, 2017 May 19, 2017 Reported not to be a good fit at the NSC,[64][65] she resigned after less than four months. Trump nominated her to be United States Ambassador to Singapore, but her nomination stalled and was withdrawn.[66]
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Ricky L. Waddell
May 19, 2017 May 15, 2018
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Mira Ricardel
May 15, 2018 November 14, 2018 Left after reported disputes with Defense Secretary James Mattis and First Lady Melania Trump[67]
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Charles Kupperman
January 11, 2019 September 22, 2019 Acting National Security Advisor from September 10, 2019 until the appointment of Robert O'Brien on September 18, 2019
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Tom Bossert
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Homeland Security Advisor
January 20, 2017 April 10, 2018 His resignation came after John R. Bolton was announced as National Security Adviser, indicating Bolton's intentions to name his own people to supporting positions. Bossert had previously expressed interest in becoming involved in policy issues such as counterterrorism and cyberwarfare, but had spent much of his time as Homeland Security Advisor as the administration's face in dealing with hurricanes that affected Texas and Florida.[68]
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Rob Joyce
April 10, 2018 May 31, 2018
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Deputy Homeland Security Advisor
October 13, 2017 April 10, 2018
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Keith Kellogg
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National Security Advisor
February 13, 2017 February 20, 2017
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Executive Secretary and Chief of Staff of the National Security Council
January 20, 2017 April 27, 2018
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Fred Fleitz
April 27, 2018 October 15, 2018 [69]

Joan Virginia O’Hara
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Executive Secretary of the National Security Council
November 19, 2018 October 11, 2019 [70]
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Director of Strategic Planning of the National Security Council
July 21, 2017 [71]
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Deputy Chief of Staff for the National Security Council
January 2017 July 2017 [72]
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Senior Director for Strategic Communications and Spokesperson for the National Security Council
May 29, 2018 September 11, 2019 [73]
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Senior Director for Intelligence Programs of the National Security Council
January 2017 August 2, 2017 [74]
Michael Barry October 2017 July 2018 [75]
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Senior Director for Western Hemisphere Affairs of the National Security Council
January 2017 February 2017 [76]
Juan Cruz May 11, 2017 August 2018 [77]
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Fiona Hill
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Senior Director for European and Russian Affairs of the National Security Council
April 2017 June 2019 Both Hill[78] and Morrison[79] were witnesses in the impeachment inquiry.
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Tim Morrison
August 2019 October 31, 2019
Andrew Peek October 31, 2019 January 18, 2020 Placed on administrative leave pending a security-related investigation[80]
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Derek Harvey
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Senior Director for Middle East and North African Affairs of the National Security Council
January 27, 2017 July 27, 2017 [81]
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Senior Director for Asian Affairs of the National Security Council
January 20, 2017 September 22, 2019 Became Deputy National Security Advisor.[82]
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Senior Director for Global Health Security and Biodefense of the National Security Council
April 2017 October 2, 2018 [83]
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Senior Director for Gulf Affairs of the National Security Council
March 2018 November 16, 2018 [84]
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Senior Director for International Organizations and Alliances of the National Security Council
January 2017 July 14, 2018 [85]
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Senior Director for Defense Policy and Strategy of the National Security Council
2018 November 7, 2019 [86]
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William Happer
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Senior Director for Emerging Technologies of the National Security Council
September 2018 September 11, 2019 [87]
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White House Staff Secretary
January 20, 2017 February 7, 2018 Resigned his position as White House Staff Secretary after domestic abuse allegations from both of his former wives came to public attention[88]
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Madeleine Westerhout
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White House Personal Secretary
January 20, 2017 February 2, 2019
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Director of Oval Office Operations
February 2, 2019 August 29, 2019 Fired after sharing details of Trump family matters and Oval Office operations with reporters[89]
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Sean Spicer
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White House Press Secretary
January 20, 2017 July 21, 2017 Spicer was also acting White House Communications Director January 20 – March 6, 2017 and June 2 – July 21, 2017. Announced his resignation July 21, 2017, although he remained at the White House in an unspecified capacity until August 31.[90][91] His tenure was the sixth-shortest in the office's history.[lower-alpha 2][92]
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White House Director of Communications
January 20, 2017 March 6, 2017
June 2, 2017 July 21, 2017
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Michael Dubke
March 6, 2017 June 2, 2017 His tenure was the fourth-shortest in the office's history, excluding interim appointments.
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Anthony Scaramucci
July 25, 2017 July 31, 2017 His tenure was the shortest in the office's history, breaking the former record held by Jack Koehler.[93]
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Hope Hicks
August 16, 2017 March 29, 2018 On February 27, 2018, Hicks told a Congressional committee that she had told "white lies" on Trump's behalf.[94][95][96] The next day Hicks announced her intention to resign,[97][98] effective March 29.[99]
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White House Director of Strategic Communications
January 20, 2017 September 12, 2017
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Mercedes Schlapp
September 12, 2017 July 1, 2019 Pres. Trump tweeted that Schlapp would be joining his 2020 presidential campaign.
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White House Director of Communications
July 5, 2018 March 8, 2019 Resigned to work for the Trump 2020 presidential campaign.[100] After a vacancy of nearly four months, Stephanie Grisham became Communications Director.
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White House Deputy Chief of Staff (Communications)
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Sarah Huckabee Sanders
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White House Press Secretary
July 26, 2017 June 30, 2019 Stephanie Grisham, the new Press Secretary and Communications Director, is also the First Lady's Press Secretary and Communications Director.
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White House Principal Deputy Press Secretary
January 22, 2017 July 26, 2017 Became White House Press Secretary

Lindsay Walters
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Deputy Press Secretary
April 13, 2019
Hogan Gidley October 11, 2017 January 31, 2019
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Raj Shah
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White House Deputy Director of Communications and Research
January 20, 2017 September 12, 2017
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White House Principal Deputy Press Secretary
September 12, 2017 January 14, 2019 [101]
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Assistant Communications Director for Surrogate Operations
January 22, 2017 March 25, 2017
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Deputy White House Communications Director
January 20, 2017 February 28, 2018 Resigned in order to move back to New York City because of "family obligations"[102]
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Senior White House Assistant Press Secretary
July 25, 2017 White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci stated his intent to fire Short in an interview with Politico on July 25, 2017. Short resigned later that day.[103]
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Helen Aguirre Ferré
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White House Director of Media Affairs
January 23, 2017 August 2018 Resigned to become Director for Strategic Communications and Public Affairs for the National Endowment for the Arts
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White House Director of Advance
January 22, 2017 July 31, 2017
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Deputy Director of the Domestic Policy Council
December 2017
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White House Director of Budget Policy
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Marc Short
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White House Director of Legislative Affairs
July 20, 2018[104] February 2019: Returning to White House as chief of staff for Vice President Mike Pence[105]
Shahira Knight July 2018 June 17, 2019 Decided to depart as cooperation with Congress had taken a back seat to election politics.[106]
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Special Assistant to the President (Economic Policy)
January 20, 2017 July 2018
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White House Deputy Director of Legislative Affairs of Nominations
January 2017 October 2018
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Gary Cohn
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Director of the National Economic Council
January 20, 2017 March 13, 2018 Announcement followed Trump's proposal to impose import tariffs on steel and aluminum, and Trump's cancellation of a meeting with end-users of steel and aluminium that Cohn had arranged in an attempt to dissuade the president from the planned tariffs.[107]
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Deputy Director of the National Economic Council for Economic Policy
(Domestic Policy)
January 22, 2017 January 2018 [108]
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Kenneth Juster
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Deputy Director of the National Economic Council (International Policy)
January 20, 2017 June 8, 2017 Became U.S. Ambassador to India
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Everett Eissenstat

June 8, 2017 July 2, 2018
Clete Willems July 2, 2018 March 22, 2019 [109]
Kelly Ann Shaw March 22, 2019 October 25, 2019 [110]
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Peter Navarro
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Director of the National Trade Council
January 22, 2017 April 29, 2017
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Justin R. Clark
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Director of the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs
January 20, 2017 March 13, 2018
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George Sifakis
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Director of the Office of Public Liaison
March 6, 2017 September 25, 2017 Left after less than seven months[111]
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Justin R. Clark
March 18, 2018 December 7, 2018
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Steve Munisteri
December 7, 2018 February 2, 2019
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Deputy Director of the Office of Public Liaison
February 14, 2017 February 2, 2019
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Omarosa
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Director of Communications for the Office of Public Liaison
January 20, 2017 January 20, 2018 Resignation was announced December 13, 2017.[112][113] It was reported that White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly fired Omarosa,[114][115] but Omarosa disputed the account, stating that she resigned.[116][117]
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Keith Schiller
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Director of Oval Office Operations
January 20, 2017 September 20, 2017 Left reportedly after White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly told him he needed permission to speak to the president and to provide written reports of those conversations[118][119][120]
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White House Director of Political Affairs
January 21, 2017 December 7, 2018
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Don McGahn
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White House Counsel
January 20, 2017 October 17, 2018[122] President Trump tweeted in August 2018 that McGahn would leave after the Kavanaugh confirmation vote [123]
Emmet Flood October 17, 2018 December 10, 2018
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Makan Delrahim
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White House Deputy Counsel
January 20, 2017 September 28, 2017 Left to become United States Assistant Attorney General for the Department of Justice Antitrust Division
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Gregory G. Katsas

January 22, 2017 December 8, 2017 Left to become a Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
Stefan Passantino January 20, 2017 August 2018
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White House Special Counsel
July 2017 May 2018
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Stacy Cline Amin

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White House Associate Counsel
January 2017
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Rene Augustine

January 2018
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John Bash
December 2017 Left to become United States Attorney for the Western District of Texas
James Burnham October 2017 Resigned to become a United States Assistant Attorney General
Michael Ellis February 6, 2017
Chris Grieco January 2017 August 2018
Brian Rabbitt November 2017
Jim Schultz January 20, 2017 November 24, 2017
Steven Menashi September 2018 November 14, 2019 Left to become a Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
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White House Deputy Associate Counsel
January 2017 April 2018
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Personal attorney for President Trump
June 2017 March 22, 2018 Dowd cited Trump's repeatedly ignoring advice, clashing over legal strategy, and the recent hire of attorney Joseph diGenova to the legal team as justification for his resignation,[124][125] while Trump cited his lack of confidence in Dowd to handle the investigation.[125]
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Legal Advisor to the President
May 24, 2017 July 20, 2017
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White House speechwriter
January 20, 2017 February 9, 2018 Resigned after his ex-wife Jessica Corbett detailed allegations of physical and emotional abuse during their two-and-a-half year marriage. Sorensen denied the allegations,[126] alleged that she had been abusive towards him and submitted his resignation.[127]
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White House speechwriter and Policy Aide to the President
August 19, 2018 [128]
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Personal Aide to the President
January 20, 2017 March 13, 2018
Jordan Karem March 13, 2018 January 2019
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Director of Oval Office Operations
June 6, 2018
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Ronny Jackson
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Physician to the President
July 25, 2013 March 28, 2018
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Chairman of the Strategic and Policy Forum

January 22, 2017 August 16, 2017 [129]
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Chris Christie
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Chair of the Opioid and Drug Abuse Commission
March 29, 2017 November 1, 2017
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Charlie Baker
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Member of the Opioid and Drug Abuse Commission
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Roy Cooper
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Patrick J. Kennedy
Bertha Madras
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Pam Bondi
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Kris Kobach
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Vice Chair of the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity
May 11, 2017 January 3, 2018
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Mary Fallin
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Co-Chair of the Council of Governors
May 2017 January 14, 2019
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Dannel Malloy
Reappointment
(Tenure began February 4, 2010)
January 9, 2019
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Terry Branstad
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Member of the Council of Governors
March 9, 2011 May 24, 2017
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Matt Mead
May 1, 2017
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Brian Sandoval
February 21, 2013
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Terry McAuliffe
February 24, 2015
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Rick Snyder
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Eric Greitens
May 2017 June 1, 2018
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Bill Haslam
Reappointment
(Tenure began in 2014)
January 19, 2019
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Mark Dayton[130]
Reappointment
(Tenure began February 24, 2015)
January 7, 2019
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Rick Scott
May 1, 2017 January 7, 2019
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Bill Walker
December 3, 2018
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Charlie Baker
Reappointment
(Tenure began in 2016)
February 22, 2019
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John Bel Edwards
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Neomi Rao
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Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs
July 18, 2017 March 18, 2019 Left to become a Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
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Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy
January 20, 2017 March 27, 2017
Richard J. Baum March 28, 2017 February 9, 2018
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Deputy Chief of Staff for the Office of National Drug Control Policy and White House Liaison
January 23, 2017 January 24, 2018 Formerly White House Liaison at the Office of National Drug Control Policy as a political appointee and Deputy White House Liaison/Special Assistant at the Department of Treasury, Weyeneth was the Deputy Chief of Staff until resigning on January 24, 2018.[131] Hired by HUD in March 2018 on opioid policy, he said in January he was "unfairly criticized".[132]
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Trade Representative

January 20, 2017 March 2, 2017
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Stephen Vaughn
March 2, 2017 May 15, 2017
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Kevin Hassett
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Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers
September 13, 2017 July 15, 2019 [133]
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Jason Greenblatt
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Special Representative for International Negotiations
January 20, 2017 October 31, 2019 Greenblatt left without the peace plan that he worked on for over two years being revealed.

Office of the Vice President

Name Office Took office Left office Notes
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Chief of Staff to the Vice President
January 22, 2017 July 28, 2017
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Nick Ayers
July 28, 2017 December 31, 2018 Ayers tweeted on December 8 that he would be departing at the end of the year.
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Deputy Chief of Staff to the Vice President
January 22, 2017 September 2017

Jarrod Agen
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Director of Communications to the Vice President
January 2017 June 2019 [134]
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Marc Lotter
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Press Secretary to the Vice President
January 22, 2017 October 2017 [135]
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Alyssa Farah
October 2017 August 31, 2019 Resigned to become the Pentagon Press Secretary [136]
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Deputy Staff Secretary to the Vice President
Resigned to become Special Assistant to the President for Economic Policy
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Associate Director of Domestic Policy for the Vice President
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Andrea L. Thompson
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National Security Advisor to the Vice President
January 26, 2017 September 11, 2017
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Deputy National Security Advisor to the Vice President

Department of Agriculture

Name Office Took office Left office Notes
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Mike Young
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Secretary of Agriculture
January 20, 2017 April 25, 2017
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Deputy Secretary of Agriculture
January 20, 2017 October 10, 2017

Department of Commerce

Name Office Took office Left office Notes
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Karen Dunn Kelley
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Under Secretary of Commerce
(Economic Affairs)
September 22, 2017 November 28, 2018
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Mira Ricardel
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Under Secretary of Commerce
(Export Administration)
September 11, 2017 May 14, 2018 Left to become the deputy national security advisor under John R. Bolton
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Kenneth E. Hyatt
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Under Secretary of Commerce
(International Trade)
2016 January 2018
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Gilbert Kaplan
March 20, 2018 September 19, 2019
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David Redl
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Assistant Secretary of Commerce
(Communications and Information)
November 21, 2017 May 9, 2019
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Michael Platt Jr.
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Assistant Secretary of Commerce
(Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs)
October 18, 2017 May 9, 2019
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Elizabeth Erin Walsh
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Assistant Secretary of Commerce
(Global Markets)
August 17, 2017 May 3, 2018 Walsh was terminated on May 3, 2018 and escorted out of the Department of Commerce headquarters for unknown reasons. An internal investigation was initiated.[137]
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Director General of the United States Commercial Service
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Chris Garcia
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Director of the Minority Business Development Agency
May 22, 2017 February 27, 2018 Washington Post reported that Garcia was one of four Department of Commerce appointees who departed over issues with their security clearance. However, Garcia stated in a brief interview that he had planned to leave the agency for several weeks.[138]
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Deputy Director of the Minority Business Development Agency
May 22, 2017 February 27, 2018
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John H. Thompson
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Director of the United States Census Bureau
August 8, 2013 June 30, 2017
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Ron S. Jarmin
June 30, 2017 January 7, 2019

Department of Defense

Name Office Took office Left office Notes
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James Mattis
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Secretary of Defense
January 20, 2017 December 31, 2018 President Trump tweeted that General Mattis would be "retiring" at the end of February 2019; however, Mattis wrote a strongly worded resignation letter rebuking Trump foreign policy behavior, and thus became the first ever Secretary of Defense to resign in protest. Days later, Trump tweeted that Deputy Secretary Patrick Shanahan would become Acting Secretary on January 1, 2019, two months earlier than Mattis' original departure date.
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Patrick M. Shanahan
January 1, 2019 June 23, 2019 Shanahan withdrew from consideration for Secretary of Defense.[139]
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Deputy Secretary of Defense
July 19, 2017 January 1, 2019 Became Acting Secretary of Defense
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Robert O. Work
May 1, 2014 July 14, 2017
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Kevin M. Sweeney
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Chief of Staff to the Secretary of Defense
January 23, 2017 January 5, 2019 [140]
Eric Chewning January 6, 2019 January 31, 2020 (expected) [141]
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Guy Snodgrass
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Director of Communications to the Secretary of Defense
April 2017 August 2018
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John H. Gibson
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Chief Management Officer of Defense
February 21, 2018 November 30, 2018 Submitted resignation on
November 5, 2018
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Deputy Chief Management Officer of Defense
November 29, 2017 February 21, 2018 Became Chief Management Officer of the Department of Defense
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Robert Daigle
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Director of Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation
August 3, 2017 May 2019
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Jimmy MacStravic
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Under Secretary of Defense
(Acquisition and Sustainment)
January 20, 2017 August 7, 2017
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David Norquist
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Under Secretary of Defense
(Comptroller)
June 2, 2017 July 31, 2019 Became the United States Deputy Secretary of Defense
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Anthony Kurta
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Under Secretary of Defense
(Personnel and Readiness)
January 20, 2017 November 30, 2017
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Robert Wilkie
November 30, 2017 July 30, 2018 Became the United States Secretary of Veterans Affairs
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Theresa Whelan
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Under Secretary of Defense
(Policy)
January 20, 2017 June 5, 2017
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David Trachtenberg
October 27, 2017 January 8, 2018
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Robert H. McMahon
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Assistant Secretary of Defense
(Logistics and Materiel Readiness)
November 30, 2017 August 15, 2018 Resigned to become Assistant Secretary of Defense (Sustainment)
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Robert Karem
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Assistant Secretary of Defense
(International Security Affairs)
June 7, 2017 October 31, 2018
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Dana W. White
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Assistant to the Secretary of Defense
(Public Affairs)
January 2017 December 31, 2018 The Pentagon spokeswoman was being investigated by the Inspector General when she resigned.[142]
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Guy B. Roberts
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Assistant Secretary of Defense
(Nuclear, Chemical & Biological Defense Programs)
November 30, 2017 April 2, 2019
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James N. Stewart
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Assistant Secretary of Defense
(Manpower and Reserve Affairs)
October 22, 2018 December 13, 2019 [143]
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Randall Schriver
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Assistant Secretary of Defense
(Indo-Pacific Security Affairs)
January 8, 2018 December 12, 2019 [143]

Steven Walker
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Director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
November 13, 2017 January 10, 2020 Became Chief Technology Officer of Lockheed Martin[144]
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Heather Wilson
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Secretary of the Air Force
May 16, 2017 May 31, 2019 Resigned to become president of the University of Texas at El Paso[145]
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Matthew Donovan
June 1, 2019 October 18, 2019 Under Secretary Donovan was Acting Air Force Secretary until the confirmation of Barbara Barrett
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Lisa Disbrow
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Under Secretary of the Air Force
February 24, 2016 June 30, 2017
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Robert M. Speer
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Secretary of the Army
January 20, 2017 August 2, 2017
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Ryan McCarthy
August 3, 2017 November 20, 2017
June 23, 2019 July 15, 2019 McCarthy was Acting Army Secretary while Esper was Acting Defense Secretary. When Esper was confirmed as Defense Secretary, McCarthy became Acting Army Secretary yet again. On September 26, 2019, the Senate confirmed McCarthy as Army Secretary.
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Mark Esper
November 20, 2017 July 23, 2019 Became the United States Secretary of Defense
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Secretary of Defense
June 23, 2019 July 15, 2019 Pres. Trump appointed Esper Acting Defense Secretary and nominated him for Defense Secretary. By law, Esper could not serve as Acting Secretary during the confirmation process, so Spencer was Acting Defense Secretary for a brief period.
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Richard Spencer
July 15, 2019 July 23, 2019
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Secretary of the Navy
August 3, 2017 November 24, 2019 Forced out after clashing with Pres. Trump over disciplining Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher[146][147]
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Sean Stackley
January 20, 2017 August 3, 2017
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Assistant Secretary of the Navy
(Research, Development and Acquisition)
July 28, 2008 August 3, 2017
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Phyllis L. Bayer
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Assistant Secretary of the Navy
(Installations and Environment)
February 20, 2018 March 30, 2019

Department of Education

Name Office Took office Left office Notes
Phil Rosenfelt 70x70px
Secretary of Education
January 20, 2017 February 7, 2017
Carlos G. Muñiz 70x70px
General Counsel of Education
April 23, 2018 January 24, 2019
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Douglas Webster
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Chief Financial Officer of Education
January 9, 2018 [148]
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Chief Strategy and Transformation Officer of Federal Student Aid
July 2017 October 24, 2019 [149]

Department of Energy

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Grace Bochenek
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Secretary of Energy
January 20, 2017 March 2, 2017
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Rick Perry
March 2, 2017 December 1, 2019 On October 17, 2019, Perry announced that he intended to resign at the end of the year.[150]
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Dan Brouillette
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Deputy Secretary of Energy
August 7, 2017 December 2, 2019 Became Secretary of Energy
Brian McCormack Seal of the United States Department of Energy.svg
Chief of Staff to the Secretary of Energy
March 13, 2017 October 2019 [150]
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Neil Chatterjee
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Chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
August 10, 2017 December 7, 2017
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Kevin J. McIntyre
December 7, 2017 October 22, 2018
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Member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
January 2, 2019 Died in office
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Robert Powelson
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Member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
May 8, 2017 July 1, 2018 Left to become the president and CEO of the National Association of Water Companies

Department of Health and Human Services

Name Office Took office Left office Notes
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Norris Cochran
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Secretary of Health and Human Services
January 20, 2017 February 10, 2017
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Tom Price
February 10, 2017 September 29, 2017 Resigned following scrutiny of his use of private charters and military aircraft for travel.[151][152][153] His tenure was the shortest in the office's history.[153]
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Don J. Wright
September 29, 2017 October 10, 2017
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Assistant Secretary for Health
February 10, 2017 February 15, 2018
Karen DeSalvo October 2014 February 2017
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Charmaine Yoest
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Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Services (Public Affairs)
May 14, 2017 February 28, 2018 Left to join the Office of National Drug Control Policy[154]
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Deputy Director of Communications
December 4, 2017 July 27, 2018 Resigned after reportedly making anti-Muslim comments[155]
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Brenda Fitzgerald
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Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
July 7, 2017 January 31, 2018 Resigned due to scrutiny of her financial holdings, which included stock in Japan Tobacco.[156] Her tenure was the shortest in the office's history, excluding interim appointments.[157]
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Scott Gottlieb
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Commissioner of Food and Drugs
May 11, 2017 April 5, 2019 Announced his resignation on March 5[158]
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Norman Sharpless
April 5, 2019 November 1, 2019 Sharpless is also the Director of the National Cancer Institute.
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Brett Giroir
November 6, 2019 December 16, 2019 Giroir is also Assistant Secretary for Health.

Department of Homeland Security

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John F. Kelly
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Secretary of Homeland Security
January 20, 2017 July 31, 2017 Resigned to become White House Chief of Staff
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Elaine Duke
July 31, 2017 December 6, 2017
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Kirstjen Nielsen
December 6, 2017 April 10, 2019 President Trump announced via tweet, "Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen will be leaving her position, and I would like to thank her for her service."
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Kevin McAleenan
April 11, 2019 October 11, 2019 [159]
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Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection
January 20, 2017 April 11, 2019 Became Acting Secretary of Homeland Security
John P. Sanders April 15, 2019 July 7, 2019 Mark Morgan became Acting Commissioner. Congressman Bennie Thompson describes DHS leadership as "a constant game of musical chairs."
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Russell Deyo
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Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security
November 1, 2016 April 4, 2017
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Elaine Duke
April 10, 2017 April 15, 2018
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Claire Grady
April 16, 2018 April 10, 2019 Reportedly forced to resign to make way for Kevin McAleenan to become Acting Secretary[160]
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Under Secretary of Homeland Security
(Management)
August 8, 2017 April 10, 2019
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David Pekoske
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Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security
April 11, 2019 November 13, 2019
Robert P. Hayes Seal of the United States Department of Homeland Security.svg
Under Secretary of Homeland Security
(Intelligence and Analysis)
March 2017 August 2017
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James Nealon
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Under Secretary of Homeland Security
(Strategy, Policy, and Plans)
July 10, 2017 February 8, 2018
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Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security
(Legislative Affairs)
April 3, 2017 March 20, 2018
Richard Staropoli Seal of the United States Department of Homeland Security.svg
Chief Information Officer of Homeland Security
April 2017 August 2017 [161]
John Mitnick Seal of the United States Department of Homeland Security.svg
General Counsel of Homeland Security
March 6, 2018 September 17, 2019 [162]
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Thomas Homan
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Director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
January 30, 2017 June 30, 2018 Retired
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Ronald Vitiello
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Chief of the United States Border Patrol
February 1, 2017 April 25, 2017 Resigned to become Acting Deputy Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection[163]
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Deputy Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection
April 26, 2017 June 29, 2018 Appointed as the deputy director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, as well as the acting director
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Deputy Director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
June 30, 2018 April 12, 2019 His nomination as Director was withdrawn April 5.[164]
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Director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
June 30, 2018 April 12, 2019
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Matthew Albence
April 13, 2019 May 28, 2019
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Mark Morgan
May 28, 2019 July 7, 2019 Named Acting Commissioner of CBP. Deputy Director Albence becomes Acting Director once again. The Trump administration has never had a Senate-confirmed ICE Director.
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Brock Long
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Administrator of the
Federal Emergency Management Agency
June 23, 2017 March 8, 2019 Announced his resignation February 13, effective March 8, 2019, with his deputy, Pete Gaynor, to serve as acting administrator.[165] The Senate confirmed Gaynor on January 14, 2020.
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Randolph Alles
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Director of the United States Secret Service
April 25, 2017 May 1, 2019 [166]
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Lee Cissna
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Director of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services
October 8, 2017 June 1, 2019 Submitted his resignation at the request of Trump on May 24, 2019, effective June 1.[167]
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John V. Kelly
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DHS Inspector General
December 1, 2017 June 2019 Retired earlier than planned following revelations that he directed his staff to whitewash audits of DHS performance after federal disasters.[168]
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Assistant Director for Cybersecurity, CISA
November 16, 2018 January 8, 2020 Manfra announced on November 21, 2019 that she will leave her position at the end of the year.[169] She became Global Director of Security and Compliance at Google.

Department of Housing and Urban Development

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Craig Clemmensen
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Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
January 20, 2017 March 2, 2017
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Pam Patenaude
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Deputy Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
September 27, 2017 January 17, 2019 Announced in December 2018 that she planned to resign in the new year[170]
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Suzanne Israel Tufts
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Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (Administration)
January 5, 2018 October 19, 2018 Resigned after controversy over being the next acting inspector general for the Interior Department[171]
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Neal Rackleff
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Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
(Community Planning and Development)
October 18, 2017 November 2018 [172]
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Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Ginnie Mae
July 2017 January 16, 2019
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Interim President of Ginnie Mae
July 2017 January 16, 2019 President Trump nominated him to be permanent president of Ginnie Mae in May 2018, but the nomination was not confirmed before Bright resigned[173]

Department of the Interior

Name Office Took office Left office Notes
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Secretary of the Interior
January 20, 2017 March 1, 2017
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Ryan Zinke
March 1, 2017 January 2, 2019 [174]
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Deputy Secretary of the Interior
January 20, 2017 August 1, 2017
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David Bernhardt
August 1, 2017 April 11, 2019 Became Secretary of the Interior[175]
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Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Interior
(Indian Affairs)
June 11, 2017 December 29, 2017 [176]

Department of Justice

Name Office Took office Left office Notes
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Jeff Sessions
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Attorney General
February 8, 2017 November 7, 2018 Resigned at the request of President Trump. Replaced temporarily with Matthew Whitaker.[177]
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Sally Yates
January 20, 2017 January 30, 2017 Dismissed by President Trump on January 30, after she instructed the Justice Department not to make legal arguments defending Executive Order 13769
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Deputy Attorney General
January 10, 2015 January 30, 2017
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Dana Boente
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Attorney General
January 30, 2017 February 9, 2017
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Deputy Attorney General
February 9, 2017 April 25, 2017
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Rod Rosenstein
April 26, 2017 May 11, 2019 Despite numerous reports of his resignation or firing, he lasted through the release of the Mueller Report and the appointments of AG Barr and DAG Rosen.
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Jody Hunt
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Chief of Staff to the Attorney General
February 2017 October 2017
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Matthew Whitaker
October 2017 November 7, 2018 [178]
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Attorney General
November 7, 2018 February 14, 2019
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Senior Counselor in the Office of the Associate Attorney General
February 15, 2019 March 2, 2019
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Rachel Brand
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Associate Attorney General
May 22, 2017 February 20, 2018 Resigned to take a job as head of global corporate governance at Walmart[179]
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Jesse Panuccio
February 2017 May 22, 2017
February 21, 2018 May 3, 2019
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Principal Deputy Associate Attorney General
February 2017 May 14, 2019

Donald Kempf Jr.
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Deputy Assistant Attorney General
2017 2018 Resigned over an investigation into his misconduct.[180]
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United States Attorneys
Various March 10, 2017

On March 10, 2017, Attorney General Jeff Sessions requested the resignations of 46 United States Attorneys.[181] Trump declined to accept the resignations of Dana Boente, who was serving as Acting Deputy Attorney General, and Rod Rosenstein, whom Trump had selected to become Deputy Attorney General.[182][183][184] Trump also allowed Deirdre M. Daly and Richard S. Hartunian to remain in office for a period of several months until they completed 20 years of service at the Justice Department.[185] Preet Bharara refused to resign and was fired.[186][187]

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James Comey
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Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation
September 4, 2013 May 9, 2017

Statements from Trump and the White House suggested he had been dismissed to ease the "pressure" on Trump due to the Russia investigation.[188][189][190] Later that month he arranged for a friend to tell the press about a memo he had written after a February 14 private meeting with the president. It said Trump had asked him to end the FBI's investigation into Michael Flynn, the former National Security Advisor. His dismissal, the memo, and Comey's subsequent Congressional testimony were interpreted by some commentators as evidence of obstruction of justice and became part of a widening investigation by Robert Mueller, the Special Counsel appointed to probe Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.[191]

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Andrew McCabe
May 9, 2017 August 2, 2017
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Deputy Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation
February 1, 2016 January 29, 2018 Resigned after being repeatedly taunted by President Trump.[192][193] He then went on paid leave until his scheduled retirement date of March 18, 2018.[194] On March 16, 2018, Jeff Sessions fired McCabe 26 hours before his scheduled retirement.[195][196] Sessions said he based his action on reports from the DOJ Inspector General and the FBI's disciplinary office saying that McCabe had made unauthorized releases of information to the media and had "lacked candor" in talking about it. McCabe denied he had ever been dishonest and charged that his firing was politically motivated.[197][198][199]
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Assistant Director for Public Affairs for the Federal Bureau of Investigation
September 2009 February 2018 [200]
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Deputy Assistant Director, FBI Counterintelligence Division
August 10, 2018 Fired for anti-Trump text messages[201]
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Director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons
May 2018 August 19, 2019 Removed after Jeffrey Epstein committed suicide while in Federal custody

Department of Labor

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Edward C. Hugler
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Secretary of Labor
January 20, 2017 April 28, 2017
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Alexander Acosta
April 28, 2017 July 19, 2019 Resigned due to controversy over his handling of the Jeffrey Epstein sex trafficking case when he was a U.S. Attorney in Florida in 2008.
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Patrick Pizzella
July 20, 2019 September 30, 2019 Deputy Secretary Pizzella was Acting Secretary until the swearing-in of Eugene Scalia.
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Assistant Secretary of Labor
(Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs)
January 2, 2018 January 25, 2019

Department of State

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Rex Tillerson
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Secretary of State
February 1, 2017 March 31, 2018 Fired March 13, 2018.[202] His tenure was the fifteenth-shortest in the office's 228-year history, and the third-shortest since World War II.[lower-alpha 3] Tillerson is the only Secretary of State since at least 1945 to have been fired.[203]
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Thomas A. Shannon Jr.
January 20, 2017 February 1, 2017
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Under Secretary of State (Political Affairs)
February 12, 2016 June 4, 2018
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Deputy Secretary of State
February 1, 2017 May 24, 2017
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John Sullivan
May 24, 2017 December 20, 2019 Became Ambassador to Russia
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Secretary of State
March 31, 2018 April 26, 2018
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Margaret Peterlin
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Chief of Staff to the Secretary of State
February 12, 2017 March 31, 2018
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Michael McKinley
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Senior Advisor to the Secretary of State
November 2018 October 10, 2019 [204]
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Kiron Skinner
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Director of Policy Planning
September 4, 2018 August 2, 2019 [205]
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Patrick F. Kennedy
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Under Secretary of State (Management)
November 15, 2007 January 26, 2017
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Andrea L. Thompson
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Under Secretary of State
(Arms Control and International Security Affairs)
June 18, 2018 September 20, 2019 [206]
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Steve Goldstein
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Under Secretary of State
(Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs)
December 4, 2017 March 13, 2018 Shortly after President Trump dismissed Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on March 13, 2018, Goldstein released a statement that Tillerson did not know why he had been fired and that Tillerson had only learned of his firing that morning from Trump's tweet.[207][208] Goldstein's statement was seen as contradicting the official account of Tillerson's dismissal, which was that Tillerson was informed on March 9 that Trump intended to replace him,[209] and Goldstein was fired from his position.[207][208] According to Axios, Goldstein was disliked in the White House and "seen as openly anti-Trump."[210]
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Heather Nauert
March 13, 2018 October 10, 2018 In December 2018, Trump chose the former Fox & Friends journalist to be the next UN Ambassador, but her nomination was never submitted to the Senate. Nauert left the State Department and joined the board of the Fulbright Program.
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Spokesperson for the United States Department of State
April 24, 2017 April 3, 2019
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Mark Toner
January 20, 2017 April 24, 2017
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Deputy Spokesperson for the United States Department of State
June 1, 2015 May 2017
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Jennifer Gillian Newstead
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Legal Adviser of State
January 22, 2018 April 22, 2019
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Arnold A. Chacón
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Director General of the Foreign Service
December 22, 2014 June 2, 2017
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Mary Kirtley Waters
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Assistant Secretary of State
(Legislative Affairs)
December 20, 2017 October 2018
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Daniel R. Russel
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Assistant Secretary of State
(East Asian and Pacific Affairs)
July 16, 2013 March 8, 2017
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A. Wess Mitchell
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Assistant Secretary of State
(European and Eurasian Affairs)
October 12, 2017 February 15, 2019 [211]
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Kimberly Breier
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Assistant Secretary of State
(Western Hemisphere Affairs)
October 15, 2018 August 30, 2019 Resigned due to internal disputes over immigration policies
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Joyce Anne Barr
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Assistant Secretary of State (Administration)
December 19, 2011 January 26, 2017
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Michele Thoren Bond
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Assistant Secretary of State
(Consular Affairs)
August 10, 2015 January 27, 2017
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Mark Taplin
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Assistant Secretary of State
(Educational and Cultural Affairs)
January 2017 August 2017
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Thomas M. Countryman
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Assistant Secretary of State
(International Security and Nonproliferation)
September 29, 2011 January 27, 2017
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Yleem Poblete
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Assistant Secretary of State
(Arms Control, Verification, and Compliance)
April 30, 2018 June 7, 2019
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Kevin Moley
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Assistant Secretary of State
(International Organization Affairs)
March 29, 2018 November 29, 2019 Retired after an internal department watchdog report accused Moley of mismanagement and harassment of career employees.[212]
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Nikki Haley
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Ambassador to the United Nations
January 27, 2017 December 31, 2018 Ambassador Haley announced her resignation in October 2018, effective by the end of the year[213]
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Jonathan Cohen
January 1, 2019 July 31, 2019 Cohen was Acting UN Ambassador until the confirmation of Kelly Craft.
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Deputy Ambassador to the United Nations
June 8, 2018 August 1, 2019 Became Ambassador to Egypt
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William F. Hagerty
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Ambassador to Japan
August 31, 2017 July 22, 2019
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David Hale
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Ambassador to Pakistan
November 17, 2015 August 29, 2018 Become Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs
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Jennifer Zimdahl Galt
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Ambassador to Mongolia
October 5, 2015 November 10, 2017
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Marie Yovanovitch
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Ambassador to Ukraine
August 29, 2016 May 20, 2019 The career diplomat was scheduled to remain until July, but Trump removed her when she objected to Rudy Giuliani's activities in Ukraine.
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William Taylor
June 18, 2019 January 1, 2020 Taylor had been Ambassador to Ukraine from 2006 to 2009. Secretary Pompeo asked him to return to Kyiv temporarily after Yovanovitch's recall. Both Yovanovitch and Taylor were witnesses in the impeachment inquiry.[214]
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Daniel Lewis Foote
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Ambassador to Zambia
December 17, 2017 December 24, 2019 Recalled after being declared persona non grata in Zambia resulting from his denouncement of the imprisonment of a local homosexual couple.
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Brett McGurk
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Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL
October 23, 2015 December 31, 2018 Ambassador McGurk, an Obama holdover who had planned to retire in February 2019, resigned in protest of the Trump administration's Syria policy[215]
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Kelley Eckels Currie
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Representative to the United Nations Economic and Social Council
August 4, 2017 February 18, 2019 On March 8, 2019, she was nominated to be the next Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues and Representative to the UN Commission on the Status of Women.[216]
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Kurt Volker
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Special Representative for Ukraine Negotiations
July 7, 2017 September 27, 2019 Resigned after his involvement in the Trump–Ukraine scandal came to light.[217]
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Mina Chang
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Deputy Assistant Secretary of State,
Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations
April 29, 2019 November 18, 2019 Resigned a week after news reports of apparent past résumé embellishments: ‘Resigning is the only acceptable moral and ethical option’[218][219]

Department of Transportation

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Jeffrey Rosen
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Deputy Secretary of Transportation
May 18, 2017 May 22, 2019 Became Deputy Attorney General.[220]
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Derek Kan
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Under Secretary of Transportation (Policy)
December 4, 2017 July 2019
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Daniel Elwell
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Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration
January 7, 2018 July 24, 2019 Deputy Administrator Elwell was Acting Administrator from the expiration of Michael Huerta's term until the confirmation of Stephen Dickson.

Department of the Treasury

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Adam Szubin
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Secretary of the Treasury
January 20, 2017 February 13, 2017
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Under Secretary of the Treasury
(Terrorism and Financial Intelligence)
April 16, 2015
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Sigal Mandelker
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Deputy Secretary of the Treasury
June 26, 2017 December 12, 2018
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Under Secretary of the Treasury
(Terrorism and Financial Intelligence)
June 26, 2017 October 2019 [221]
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David Malpass
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Under Secretary of the Treasury
(International Affairs)
September 25, 2017 April 9, 2019 Became President of the World Bank
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Christopher Campbell
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Assistant Secretary of the Treasury
(Financial Institutions)
September 25, 2017 July 31, 2018
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Drew Maloney[222]
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Assistant Secretary of the Treasury
(Legislative Affairs)
August 2017 June 11, 2018
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Tony Sayegh
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Assistant Secretary of the Treasury
(Public Affairs)
March 6, 2017 May 2019 [223]

Eli H. Miller
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Chief of Staff to the Secretary of the Treasury
April 2019

Craig Phillips
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Counselor to the Secretary of the Treasury
2017 June 2019 [224]
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Jovita Carranza
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Treasurer of the United States
June 19, 2017 January 13, 2020 Became Administrator of the Small Business Administration

Department of Veterans Affairs

Name Office Took office Left office Notes
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Robert Snyder
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Secretary of Veterans Affairs
January 20, 2017 February 14, 2017
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David Shulkin
February 14, 2017 March 28, 2018 On March 28, 2018, Trump announced on Twitter that Shulkin had been fired.[225][226] Following his dismissal, controversy erupted about efforts by the White House to privatize VA healthcare[227] and Shulkin's allegedly inappropriate taxpayer-funded foreign trips.[228]
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Robert Wilkie
March 28, 2018 May 29, 2018
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Peter O'Rourke
May 29, 2018 July 30, 2018
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Gina Farrisee
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Deputy Secretary of Veterans Affairs
January 20, 2017 February 25, 2017
Scott Blackburn February 26, 2017 August 9, 2017
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Thomas G. Bowman
August 10, 2017 June 15, 2018 Retired[229]
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Under Secretary of Veterans Affairs (Health)
May 2017 September 25, 2017 [230]
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Peter Shelby
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Assistant Secretary of Veterans Affairs
(Human Resources and Administration)
February 24, 2018 Summer 2018 Retired
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Donald P. Loren
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Assistant Secretary of Veterans Affairs
(Operations, Security and Preparedness)

Intelligence community

Name Office Took office Left office Notes
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Director of the Central Intelligence Agency
January 20, 2017 January 23, 2017
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Mike Pompeo
January 23, 2017 April 26, 2018 Became Secretary of State
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Gina Haspel
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Deputy Director of the Central Intelligence Agency
February 2, 2017 May 21, 2018 Became Director of the Central Intelligence Agency
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Dan Coats
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Director of National Intelligence
March 16, 2017 August 15, 2019 [231]
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Susan M. Gordon
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Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence
September 5, 2017 Gordon leaving along with Coats cleared the way for Trump to appoint Joseph Maguire as acting DNI.[lower-alpha 4]

Independent agencies

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J. Christopher Giancarlo
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Chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission
August 3, 2017 April 13, 2019
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Richard Cordray
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Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
January 4, 2012 November 24, 2017 After President Trump was inaugurated, he and Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney worked to undermine Cordray and the CFPB[232]
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Mick Mulvaney
November 25, 2017 December 11, 2018
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David Silberman
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Deputy Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
January 11, 2016 November 24, 2017
Leandra English November 24, 2017 July 9, 2018
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Chief of External Affairs for the Corporation for National and Community Service
August 2017 January 19, 2018 Resigned in January 2018 after racist, sexist, anti-Muslim, anti-LGBT and comments about fellow veterans with PTSD, came to light[233][234]
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Scott Pruitt
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Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency
February 17, 2017 July 9, 2018 Resignation tendered July 5, to be effective Friday, July 6, when the Deputy Administrator became Acting Administrator[235][236]
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Andrew R. Wheeler
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Deputy Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency
April 20, 2018 February 28, 2019 Became EPA Administrator[237]
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William Wehrum
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Assistant Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency for Air and Radiation
November 20, 2017 June 30, 2019
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Mignon Clyburn
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Commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission
August 3, 2009 June 2018 Retired
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Philip A. Miscimarra
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Chairman of the National Labor Relations Board
January 23, 2017 April 23, 2017
April 24, 2017 December 16, 2017
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Linda Puchala
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Member of the National Mediation Board
November 2, 2017 July 1, 2018
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Walter Shaub
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Director of the Office of Government Ethics
January 9, 2013 July 19, 2017 Shaub was outspoken with concerns about the Trump Administration during the transition period and after Trump's inauguration.[238][238][239][240][241][242] Shaub resigned six months before the end of his term, saying that ethics rules should be tighter.[243][244]
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Jeff Tien Han Pon
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Director of the Office of Personnel Management
March 9, 2018 October 5, 2018
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Margaret Weichert
October 5, 2018 September 11, 2019 The Senate confirmed Dale Cabaniss as OPM Director. Weichart remains the Deputy Director for Management in the Office of Management and Budget.
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Ray Washburne
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President and CEO of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation
September 5, 2017 March 1, 2019
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Mel Watt
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Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency
January 6, 2014 January 6, 2019
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Joseph Loddo
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Administrator of the Small Business Administration
January 20, 2017 February 14, 2017
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Linda McMahon
February 14, 2017 April 12, 2019 In March 2019, the former WWE executive announced she was leaving the SBA to work for the America First Action SuperPAC.[245]
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Chris Pilkerton
April 13, 2019 January 13, 2020 Pilkerton remains the General Counsel of the SBA.
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Althea Coetzee
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Deputy Administrator of the Small Business Administration
August 3, 2017 April 15, 2018 [246]
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Ann M. Ravel
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Commissioner of the Federal Election Commission
October 25, 2013 March 1, 2017
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Lee E. Goodman
October 22, 2013 February 16, 2018
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Matthew S. Petersen
June 24, 2008 August 31, 2019
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Megan Brennan
United States Postmaster General February 1, 2015 January 31, 2020 (expected) [247]

Banks

Name Office Took office Left office Notes
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Geoffrey Okamoto[248]
Governor of the African Development Bank March 2018
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Governor of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

See also

Notes

  1. Excluding interim appointments.
  2. Excluding interim appointments. Also excludes James Brady, who was permanently disabled by a gunshot wound 69 days into his tenure, and George Stephanopoulos, who briefed the press during his tenure as Communications Director though the title formally belonged to Dee Dee Myers.
  3. Excluding interim appointments. Behind Edmund Muskie and Lawrence Eagleburger.
  4. Coats or Gordon may be the “senior national security official” who told Jake Tapper: “Everyone at this point ignores what the president says and just does their job. The American people should take some measure of confidence in that.”

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