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Top China adviser among White House resignations after Capitol violence By Reuters

Top China adviser among White House resignations after Capitol violence By Reuters
Top China adviser among White House resignations after Capitol violence

Stephanie Grisham, spokesperson for first lady Melania Trump, arrives for campaign rally in Orlando p By Steve Holland and Steve Stecklow WASHINGTON (Reuters) - White House deputy national security adviser Matt Pottinger has resigned, joining a number of officials who are leaving the administration of President Donald Trump following the storming of Capitol Hill by his supporters.The White House had no immediate comment."It has been an honor to serve the country in the White House.Grisham, who spent a year as White House press secretary before becoming chief of staff to the first lady, did not say whether her resignation was in reaction to the violence, but a source familiar with her decision said it was the last straw.

The White House social secretary, Rickie Niceta, also resigned, as did a deputy White House press secretary Sarah Matthews, two sources told Reuters.There was also talk inside the White House that deputy chief of staff Chris Liddell might resign, a source said.

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