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by Jack
Brewster

Timeline ⏳

Sep 10, 2019

Trump Fires Bolton from National Security Advisor Position

  • President Trump fires National Security Advisor John Bolton via tweet

  • John Bolton disputes Trump's account and tweets that he first told the president he would like to resign.

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Aug 28, 2019

Mattis Breaks Silence

  • In a Wall Street Journal excerpt from his new book, former Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis discusses foreign policy and Trump’s leadership in his first public commentary since leaving the position in February. 

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Jul 27, 2019

Dan Coats Steps Down As Intelligence Chief

  • Trump announces Dan Coates will step down as Director of Intelligence and Congressman John Ratcliffe of Texas will be nominated to replace him.

  • Coats, following his criticism ofTrump’s handling of Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong Un, drew ire from Trump loyalists and rumors that the president might fire him.

  • Ratcliffe recently gained attention after he argued Robert Mueller was unlawful in his decision to not exonerate Trump of obstruction. 

Jul 12, 2019

Trump’s Secretary of Labor Resigns Amidst Epstein Scandal

Following scrutiny over the way he handled a 2008 Jeffrey Epstein sex crimes case, Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta announces he will resign from his position. As Acosta steps down, federal prosecutors in Manhattan say Epstein attempted to pay off people set to testify against him. Acosta’s departure means the Trump administration now has more cabinet turnover than the previous five presidents did during their entire first terms

Jun 18, 2019

Patrick Shanahan Withdraws from Defense Secretary Nomination

President Trump announces acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan will not pursue Senate confirmation and Mark Esper, Secretary of the Army, will replace him. The announcement catches senators off-guard and leaves the Pentagon "rudder-less." Shanahan cites the renewed interest in two domestic disputes as reason for backing out. Later, Mark Esper is sworn in by the Senate as the new Defense Secretary.

Jun 13, 2019

Sarah Huckabee Sanders to Step Down From Press Secretary Position

President Trump announces Sarah Huckabee Sanders will step down from her position as White House press secretary. Stephanie Grisham, First Lady Melania Trump's press secretary, will take over for Sanders 

Apr 26, 2019

Rosenstein Submits Resignation from Deputy Attorney General Position

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein formally submits his letter of resignation. During his time as Deputy AG, Rosenstein oversaw the Russia Investigation  

Apr 7, 2019

Trump's Homeland Security Secretary Resigns

Homeland Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen resigns following a heated meeting with Trump. Nielsen will be remembered for carrying out Trump's controversial policy of family separation at the border

Feb 14, 2019

Barr Confirmed in Senate Hearing as New Attorney General

William Barr is confirmed as the new attorney general in the middle of speculation surrounding his handling of the Mueller probe’s findings. In his confirmation hearing, Barr stated that he believed it important for the Mueller to complete his investigation, but his previous comments in support of presidential immunity worry some Democrats

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