USA: First Lady Melania Trump’s chief of staff leaves the White House

First Lady Melania Trump’s chief of staff and former White House spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham has resigned from office with immediate effect. Grisham announced on Wednesday evening (local time) that it had been an honor for her to serve in the White House. She is proud of the many achievements of President Donald Trump’s administration.

Grisham had been a longtime associate of the First Lady and at times also a White House spokeswoman. After leaving this office, she became Melania Trump’s chief of staff. Grisham gave no reasons for her unexpected move. It remained unclear whether their departure was related to the storming of the Capitol by supporters of Donald Trump. (You can read all the latest developments on this in the news blog.)

More Trump employees want to resign

According to media reports, other prominent White House employees are also considering or have already submitted a resignation.

The deputy press spokeswoman in the White House, Sarah Matthews and Rickie Niceta, who is responsible for social events in the White House, are said to have submitted their resignations, according to information from the Reuters news agency.

According to a report by TV broadcaster CNN, Trump’s national security adviser Robert O’Brien and his deputy Matt Pottinger are also considering resigning. There was also speculation internally about a possible resignation of Chief of Staff Chris Liddel.

The White House has not yet wanted to comment on the issue.

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