UPDATE: Eight key White House officials resign following D.C. riots

In the wake of destruction and violence in Washington D.C., multiple White House officials handed in their resignation
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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN)- In the wake of destruction and violence in Washington D.C., eight White House officials have now handed in their resignation.

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Sarah Matthews, photo courtesy of Twitter // Sarah Matthews

White House Deputy Secretary Sarah Matthews has also announced her resignation, according to ABC News.






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Elaine Chao, photo courtesy of the U.S. Dept. of Transportation

The U.S. Secretary of Transportation, Elaine Chao, has announced on Twitter that she will be stepping down from her position.

Chao stated that yesterday’s events “deeply troubled me in a way that I simply cannot set aside.”

Her resignation will take effect on Monday.

FULL STORY HERE: U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao steps down

John Costello, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Intelligence and Security has announced he will also be stepping down.

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Tyler Goodspeed, By Executive Office of the President of the United States

Tyler Goodspeed, the acting chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers will be resigning.







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Matt Pottinger, photo courtesy of the U.S. Embassy in Georgia

Thursday morning, White House Deputy National Security Adviser Matt Pottinger reportedly stepped down from his post.

A person close to Pottinger told CNN his resignation comes in response to President Trump’s reaction to Wednesday’s violence. Pottinger is not along in rethink his position at the White House though.




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Stephanie Grisham, photo courtesy of CNN // Youtube

One of the Trump administration’s longest-serving officials, First Lady Melania Trump’s Chief of Staff, announced her plans to leave the administration.

A White House official says Stephanie Grisham submitted her resignation Wednesday and effective immediately.

While working for the First Lady, Grisham was also a White House Press Secretary and Communications Director for about a year. During that time, she stood out by not making a single on-camera press briefing.

FULL STORY HERE: The Latest: Melania Trump chief of staff quits after riots

White House social secretary Anna Cristina “Rickie” Niceta resigned Wednesday effective immediately, a White House official told CNN.

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Mick Mulvaney, photo courtesy of Gage Skidmore / CC BY-SA 2.0

Former White House chief of staff, Mick Mulvaney, has resigned from his position as the U.S. special envoy to Northern Ireland. Mulvaney told sources this during an interview Thursday morning with CNBC.

Mulvaney told them he called Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, last night.

“I can’t do it. I can’t stay,” he said. “And I wouldn’t be surprised to see more of my friends resign over the course of the next 24 to 48 hours.”

FULL STORY HERE: ‘I can’t do it’: Former White House Chief of Staff resigns

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