According to an administration official, other resignations of high-ranking national security officials are pending
Ryan Tully, President Donald Trump’s Russia adviser, has resigned. Other senior members of the National Security Council are expected to resign soon. According to an administration official, these resignations are linked to the events of last Wednesday, when Trump supporters stormed the Capitol.
The administration official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, also noted that Trump’s promise to ensure an “orderly transition (of power) on Jan. 20” to President-elect Joe Biden was partly motivated by a desire to prevent further resignations. However, he said, they are unlikely to be prevented.
As previously reported, Deputy National Security Adviser Matt Pottinger, who was responsible for developing policy toward China, announced his resignation.