Trump Deputy chief of staff Rick Dearborn resigns

Top Trump aide step down early next year, the White house, officials said.

(Associated Press)

Rick Dearborn, President Trump’s top aides, will step down to pursue the beginning of next year, the work of the private sector, White house officials said, the latest high-profile departure from the West wing in the last few weeks.

“Rick is loyal to the President for two and a half years served, and brought a tremendous energy to the rod in the White house,“ White house chief of staff John Kelly, said. “He is a super guy and it breaks my heart to see him leaving, but I look forward to his further personal friendship and support for the President on the agenda.”

A deputy chief of staff, was responsible for the White house political operation, public relations, and legal Affairs, Mr. Dearborn remains in the White house for the first month or two of next year, according to people familiar with the planning.

Mr. Dearborn the decision comes after Dina Powell, the Deputy national security adviser, informed to leave President Trump earlier this month about their plans in the new year. The White house is bracing for a series of departures, as the President hits the one-year mark in office.

Mr. Dearborn worked for Mr. Trump for more than two years. He helped in the establishment of the campaign in Washington in the office and was executive director of the presidential transition team after the election.

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