Since his inauguration on the 20th January 2017, Trump has either fired or been involved in the resignation of 12 high level individuals.
31st January 2017, Acting US attorney general Sally Yates was fired by the President after she defied Trump over his controversial travel ban.
Yates had ordered Justice Department lawyers not to enforce Mr Trump’s immigration ban targeting seven Muslim-majority nations.
13th February 2017, Michael Flynn is forced to resign due to break-down in trust of the president and vice president. In his letter Flynn states “I inadvertently briefed the vice-president elect and others with incomplete information regarding my phone calls with the Russian ambassador”
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Preet Bharara, a very high-profile federal prosecutors, said he was fired after refusing to submit a letter of resignation to try and remove the remaining U.S. attorneys who were part of the Obama administration.
President Donald Trump fired FBI Director James Comey on the 9th May 2017 abruptly terminating the top official leading a criminal investigation into whether anyone associated with the Trump campaign colluded with the Russian government to influence the outcome of the 2016 presidential election APT – Trump and Russia
The official reason that Donald Trump gave for firing FBI Director, James Comey was because he was following advice from Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.
Trump gave 7 reasons as to why he fired Comey, they were as follows:
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White House communications director Mike Dubke stepped down in May after just three months.
It was reported that Trump had become frustrated with members of his teama number of indivduals blaming some of his administration’s problems on the communications strategy.
US government ethics chief Walter Shaub resigned after clashing with Trump.
On stepping downhis resignation, Shaub, who had served three presidents, said it had “become clear to me that we need improvements to the existing ethics program”.
Press secretary Sean Spicer quit after the appointment of Anthony Scaramucci.
Spicer had experienced a number of challenges as press secretary and had made a number of blunders.
Chief of staff Reince Priebus was sacked after being made the subject of a foul-mouthed tirade by Anthony Scaramucci.
White House press aide Michael Short resigned on 25th July, after intense speculation over whether he would be fired by Anthony Scarmucci.
“I have resigned, effective immediately,” Short said in a brief text message. “It was a privilege to serve the President of the United States.”
White House communications chief Anthony Scaramucci has been sacked after just 10 days in the West Wing.
Scaramucci had caused chaos in the White House after describing then White House chief of staff Reince Priebus as a “paranoid schizophrenic” and in reference to Trump’s chief strategist, he said: “I’m not Steve Bannon, I’m not trying to suck my own cock.”
On the 19th August 2017 Trump’s chief strategist Steve Bannon was fired. Bannon’s exit comes just three weeks after retired Gen. Kelly took over as chief of staff.
The former Breitbart staffer and Steve Bannon ally was a deputy assistant to Trump.
His departure came one week after Bannon left the administration to return to Breitbart.