Trump officials continued to walk away from their White House posts on Thursday after chaos swept Capitol Hill Wednesday afternoon.
The latest departure is Ryan Tully, the top European and Russian official on the National Security Council, according to Bloomberg News‘s Jennifer Jacobs. Jacobs reported that Tully “quit after yesterday’s events at US Capitol.”
BREAKING: Ryan Tully has resigned from the NSC. He was senior director for European and Russian Affairs. Quit after yesterday’s events at US Capitol, I’m told.
— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) January 7, 2021
Tully’s resignation marks the latest in a string of Trump administration officials leaving their posts in the wake of the violent clash at the Capitol. Those protesting the certification of President-elect Joe Biden’s electoral triumph stormed Capitol Hill in an altercation that left four dead.
Five officials, special envoy to Northern Ireland Mick Mulvaney; deputy national security adviser Matt Pottinger; Stephanie Grisham, chief