During the first year of President Trump’s term, the White House was marked by a vast amount of turnover. In the last few months, however, things seemed to be slowing down and officials seemed to be settling into the Trump Administration. On Thursday morning, however, another senior official revealed that they would be leaving the White House.
It was revealed on early Thursday that ethics lawyer Stefan Passantino announced would be leaving the White House. While some reports have indicated that Passantino would be remaining in the administration through the end of summer, others are reporting that his last official day will be Friday, August 30.
According to NBC, Stefan Passantino was in charge of keeping the White House officials on track with government ethics rules. One of his famous issues to deal with during his time in the White House was in March 2017 when Kellyanne Conway endorsed Ivanka Trump’s clothing line on television.
Passantino’s departure was first rumored several weeks ago. Four different sources had revealed that the lawyer had been forming a plan to leave for months. The Hill noted that the lawyer’s family lives in Georgia and that he had been commuting back and forth since he joined the administration in January 2017.
This news comes just a day after President Trump revealed that top White House counsel Don McGahn would be leaving his post this fall as well.
President Trump wrote, “I have worked with Don for a long time and truly appreciate his service!”
As of 8:00 a.m. EST, President Trump had not spoken out about Passantino’s departure.
What do you think about this? We will continue to update as more information is made available or when President Trump or Passantino release a statement about the departure. In other recent news, the wife of the pastor who committed suicide just wrote a heart-wrenching letter.