Isolated Trump faced with wave of resignations

A source in the White House told CNN that US President Donald Trump's announcement about ‘orderly transition’ came in part to stanch a wave of resignations from within the West Wing and the broader administration.

Iran Press/America: The resignations began Wednesday with the first lady's chief of staff, the White House social secretary, a deputy press secretary, and Trump's deputy national security adviser all exiting before the night's end.

Other officials, sources told CNN, had been considering resigning. And a growing number of Republican leaders and Cabinet members said on Wednesday that they were considering having Trump removed from office by impeachment or through the invocation of the 25th Amendment.

But at least one person who was believed Wednesday to be considering resigning is now planning to remain in the administration.

National security adviser Robert O'Brien was persuaded to stay by other senior staffers, who expressed concern about the national security implications of a vacant post in the final days of the administration.

The statement from the President was released through his deputy chief of staff Dan Scavino's Twitter account at 3:50 a.m. ET, saying: "There will be an orderly transition on January 20" even though he disagreed with the outcome of the election.

Trump agreed to the statement after being advised of the dismay and disgust among many of his aides, though it was not the sole reason for its release. It also came after reports that early discussions were underway about invoking the 25th Amendment and restarting impeachment proceedings.

He on Wednesday egged on his supporters who would later breach the US Capitol in an attempt to stop lawmakers from counting the electoral votes cast in the 2020 presidential election, an incident that left 4 killed and depicted a destructive image of his administration and US democracy in the world.

Trump has yet still to condemn the violence at the US Capitol on Wednesday.

Former Chief of Staff's resignation

Meanwhile, on Thursday US President Donald Trump's former Chief of Staff and Special Envoy for Northern Ireland Mick Mulvaney stated that he resigned from his post the previous night after a mob of protesters stormed the US Capitol building in Washington.

Mulvaney added more officials from Trump's administration could soon quit, while others plan to stay on because they fear the president could "put something worse in" before leaving the office on January 20.


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