Report: Turnover rate in Trump White House highest in decades (thehill.com)
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Donald John Trump Tillerson: Russia already looking to interfere in 2018 midterms Dems pick up deep-red legislative seat in Missouri Speier on Trump's desire for military parade: 'We have a Napoleon in the making' MORE 's White House has reportedly seen the highest turnover rate among its staff in decades.
The New York Times reported that staff departures at the White House have reached 34 percent, following a number of high-profile shakeups and resignations among some of the president's most senior aides.
At the same time, Trump has struggled to fill vacant positions, largely reflecting the president's unwillingness to hire those that he deems unloyal, as well as hesitations by some Republicans to join an administration that often appears chaotic and freewheeling, the Times reported. ADVERTISEMENT
Some among Trump's staff are working more than one job, the newspaper noted. Mick Mulvaney John (Mick) Michael Mulvaney Overnight Regulation: EPA sued over water rule delay | House passes bill to ease ObamaCare calorie rule | Regulators talk bitcoin | Patient groups oppose FDA 'right to try' bill Mnuchin wants to know how consumer bureau is handling Equifax breach Overnight Finance: Senators near two-year budget deal | Trump would 'love to see a shutdown' over immigration | Dow closes nearly 600 points higher after volatile day | Trade deficit at highest level since 2008 | Pawlenty leaving Wall Street group MORE , the White House budget director, for example, is simultaneously charged with leading the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).
Meanwhile, other officials have struggled with how to leave the White House without appearing disloyal, the Times added.
“We have vacancies on top of vacancies,” Kathryn Dunn Tenpas, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, told the Times. “You have initial vacancies, you have people who left in the first year and now you have people who are leaving in the second year.”
The report came days after two White House aides resigned last week amid domestic abuse allegations.
White House chief of staff John Kelly John Francis Kelly MORE also reportedly offered to resign as he faced scrutiny for his handling of allegations against one of those aides, staff secretary Rob Porter.
Among the other top aides to leave the White House over the past year are White House press secretary Sean Spicer Reinhold (Reince) Richard Priebus Priebus: Ryan is achieving goals with Trump he’s worked on 'since he was 21' Priebus: Trump is doing better with black and Hispanic voters Sunday Shows preview: Debate over memo takes spotlight in Washington MORE .
Others were ousted from the White House amid controversy, including Trump's first national security adviser Michael Flynn, who left after it was revealed that he misled Vice President Pence and others about his contacts with the Russian ambassador to the U.S. during the presidential transition. He has since pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about those contacts....