President Donald Trump removed Anthony Scaramucci as communications director on July 31, just 11 days after he was announced for the job. Scaramucci was under fire after the New Yorker published a vulgar conversation he had with one of its writers.
After becoming a pop culture figure — thanks to Melissa McCarthy’s performance on “Saturday Night Live” and after budding heads with the press — Sean Spicer resigned from his position on July 21 after learning Scaramucci had been hired as the White House communications director.
Former Position: Office of Government Ethics Director
Walter Shaub, a top U.S. ethics official who clashed repeatedly with the Trump administration, announced his resignation on July 6. Shaub had fought to force the White House to release ethics waivers that document the potential conflicts of interest of executive branch officials.
Former Position: Communications Director
Mike Dubke resigned on May 30 at the height of the Trump-Russia scandal and a stalled White House agenda.
Former Position: U.S. Census Bureau Director
John Thompson resigned on May 9 after serving at the Census Bureau since 1975. There was no official reason given for the departure, but his exit came during a funding shortage.
Former Position: FBI Director
President Trump surprised the country when he announced on May 9 that he was firing FBI director James Comey three-and-a-half years into a 10-year term. Trump cited Comey’s handling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server while she was secretary of state, although he later admitted that his decision was at least partly motivated by the bureau’s investigation into possible collusion between his campaign and Russian operatives.
Former Position: Deputy Chief of Staff
Katie Walsh was forced out of her position on March 30 after the House’s first failure to repeal Obamacare.
Former Position: National Security Advisor
Michael Flynn quit on Feb. 13, after just 24 days on the job. The news followed the Washington Post’s report that Flynn had spoken with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak about lifting Russian sanctions, which in turn suggested that he had lied to Vice President Mike Pence when he told him he hadn’t.
Former Position: Acting Attorney General
Sally Yates was fired by Donald Trump after she told lawyers in the justice department not to uphold his executive order banning people from seven Muslim-majority countries. The White House considered this move a betrayal.