Over the last few months, several key figures in the White House have announced their rapid departures. Now, another top Trump adviser has revealed that he will be leaving as soon as next week.
President Trump’s top adviser for energy and environment policy, Michael Catanzaro, has revealed that he is stepping down from his position. According to The Hill, Catanzaro has now officially announced that he will no longer lead these core issues for the White House’s National Economic Council.
Catanzaro will leave the NEC and return to his previous employer, the CGCN Group. CGCN, the law and lobbying firm, has revealed that he will return to work for them next week after over a year in the White House.
Steve Clark, CGCN’s managing partner, said, “We are thrilled to welcome Mike back to CGCN.”
He continued, “Our firm is like a family, and we are proud Mike wanted to come back to us after his service in the government. He is a tireless worker with an unrivaled command of energy and environmental policy and even stronger sense of integrity.”
“His experience in the White House will be an invaluable resource for current and future clients, and we will make every effort toe sure his work complies with all relevant ethics guidelines.”
At this point, the White House has not commented on Catanzaro’s departure. Additionally, no word has been given about who his potential replacement could be.
The Hill did report that Catanzaro will still have to abide by President Trump’s ethics pledge. This means that he will not be able to lobby the NEC for the next five years. CGCN commented on the pledge, saying that they would adhere to it and all other regulations.
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