US Homeland Security adviser Tom Bossert has resigned in the latest of a string of administration departures, the White House confirmed.
President Donald Trump “is grateful for Tom’s commitment to the safety and security of our great country,” White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said.
His exit comes just a day after former UN Ambassador John Bolton took over as Mr Trump’s national security adviser.
Nearly 30 White House officials have resigned or been fired under Mr Trump.
The White House statement on Tuesday did not include a reason for why Mr Bossert was leaving.
“Tom led the White House’s efforts to protect the homeland from terrorist threats, strengthen our cyber defences, and respond to an unprecedented series of natural disasters,” Mrs Sander’s statement continued.
“President Trump thanks him for his patriotic service and wishes him well.”
Mr Bossert, who served as assistant to the president for homeland security and counterterrorism, was reportedly pushed out, according to CBS News.
His departure comes amid a staff shakeup, sparked by Mr Bolton taking over as a key counsellor to the president on national security and foreign policy issue.
Mr Bolton, a Bush-era defence hawk, succeeded HR McMaster as Mr Trump’s third national security chief in 14 months.
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