Day after Bolton takes over, homeland security aide is out

US President Donald Trump’s homeland security adviser is resigning in the latest White House departure.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders says in a statement Tuesday that Thomas Bossert would be leaving his post. She says that Trump was “grateful for Tom’s commitment to the safety and security of our great country.”

In this December 19, 2017, file photo, White House Homeland Security Adviser Tom Bossert speaks during a briefing at the White House. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Bossert was a point person in the White House on protecting the nation from terror and cyber threats. He also helped spearhead the administration’s response to last year’s hurricanes in Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico.

His exit is the latest in a wave of departures from the West Wing in recent months. It comes a day after new national security adviser John Bolton began his tenure.

— AP

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