Political and Legislative

Trump’s Aides and Senior Administration Officials Begin Resigning

(CNN)President Donald Trump’s top national security officials received calls in the hours following a mob attack on the US Capitol urging them not to resign, according to people familiar with the matter, an effort meant to safeguard American security as aides describe Trump devolving into volatile instability.

The fear of resignations came as senior officials began quitting in the hours after the assault, disgusted by Trump’s inciting the rioters and refusal afterward to condemn them. Talk of invoking the 25th Amendment that could remove Trump from office escalated. And Democrats called for another impeachment.
The list of aides and senior administration officials submitting resignations was growing Thursday, though at least one official who had been considering quitting decided to hold off. Aides said Trump’s dark-of-night statement promising an “orderly transition” was released in part to stave off a mass exodus of aides and to tamp down speculation about removing the President from office.

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