Top White House Official Resigns Over Ukraine Controversy

More chaos in the White House.

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The Trump administration has one less paycheck to write today.

Michael McKinley, a top adviser to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, has submitted his resignation.

Plummeting Morale

The Ukraine controversy is not only putting Trump under attack but also the entire administration.

Democrats have issued a slew of subpoenas throughout the administration in an effort to get some type of thread to pull on so they can further push the impeachment process.

Pompeo has ruled his department with an iron fist and has not tolerated even an inkling of disloyalty.

That management style, however, is not sitting well within the department itself.

For instance, Marie Yovanovitch, the U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, was recalled after reports surfaced that she was questioning the push for an investigation into the Bidens.

Rumors surfaced that Trump wanted her fired for her comments.

She is scheduled to give depositions today for several of the House committees investigating the Ukraine phone call.

Instances such as this have created a belief that Pompeo is not exactly loyal to his own employees, which is taking a toll on department morale.

Time to Resign

One of McKinley’s main responsibilities to Pompeo was to report the temperature of the department back to the Secretary of State.

That temperature has apparently been heading in the wrong direction since the Ukraine phone conversation was made public.

According to early reports, with morale plummeting, McKinley decided that his time with this administration was done, although he has yet to issue a formal statement as to why he left.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is, however, expected to address the issue later today during a press conference, where he will make a formal statement on the resignation.


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