Three Bolton aides resign from Trump White House after his exit: report

Three aides to national security adviser John Bolton are resigning from the White House a day after news broke of Bolton’s high-profile departure from the Trump administration, Reuters reported.

According to the news agency, the White House received resignations on Wednesday from the trio of staffers, who have reportedly worked with Bolton for years: Bolton’s former spokesman, Garrett Marquis; his former communications director, Sarah Tinsley; and Christine Samuelian, who served as Bolton’s scheduler.

{mosads}Marquis said in a statement obtained by Reuters Wednesday that “it was an honor to serve my country, and I wish the president and the administration success moving forward.”

The Hill has not yet confirmed the departures with the White House.

The departures came a day after Trump announced that he had fired Bolton via Twitter, citing disagreements they had over “many of his suggestions.”

“I informed John Bolton last night that his services are no longer needed at the White House. I disagreed strongly with many of his suggestions, as did others in the Administration, and therefore I asked John for his resignation, which was given to me this morning,” Trump said in a pair of tweets on Tuesday morning.

“I thank John very much for his service. I will be naming a new National Security Advisor next week,” he continued.

Within minutes of Trump’s announcement, Bolton shared his own tweet saying he had offered to resign the night before. 

“I offered to resign last night and President Trump said, ‘Let’s talk about it tomorrow,’ ” he wrote.

Deputy national security adviser Charles Kupperman will fill in for Bolton as national security adviser on an interim basis for the time being.

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