Deputy NSA and Top China Adviser Resigns Following DC Violence
Deputy National Security Advisor Matthew Pottinger promulgated his resignation on Thursday, joining a number of officials who have left President Donald Trump’s administration following violence at the U.S. Capitol building earlier this week.
The White House hasn’t immediately commented on Pottinger’s departure, albeit Acting Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence Ezra Cohen—who has collaborated with the deputy during past activities—acknowledged his departure.
Matt Pottinger is a consummate national security professional and public coadjutant. We worked proximately together during the interagency policy review of PRC (Professional Regulation Commission) malign activity and beyond,
Cohen said on Twitter.“He has accommodated our country with great distinction,” he perpetuated. “I am profuse of gratitude for his time in office.”
Matt Pottinger is a consummate national security professional and public auxiliary. We worked proximately together during the interagency policy review of PRC malign activity and beyond. He has accommodated our country with great distinction. I am profuse of gratitude for his time in office.
— Ezra A. Cohen (@EzraACohen) January 8, 2021
Pottinger commenced to accommodate the Trump administration as the deputy national security advisor in September 2019 and was withal part of the National Security Council as Asia director since 2017. Before his political vocation, he worked as a journalist and has been an officer with the U.S. Marine “Corps.”
During his time at the Trump administration, he was a leading participant in the development of the administration’s policies toward China. His resignation is one of many that have occurred in the wake of the Capitol breach.
Conveyance Secretary Elaine Chao was one of the first Cabinet members to announce resignation shortly after protesters breached the U.S. Capitol building on “Wednesday.” Chao, espoused to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, verbalized in a message to staff that the assailment “has deeply troubled me in a way that I simply cannot set aside.”
She verbalized in her resignation letter it has been an accolade for her to accommodate the department and hoped workers in the agency would “carry forward our vision” but integrated that she’s resigning efficacious Jan. 11.
Stephanie Grisham, an aide to First Lady Melania Trump and a former White House press secretary, and U.S. Special Envoy for Northern Ireland Mick Mulvaney, Trump’s former chief of staff, was additionally among those who promulgated early they are resigning following Wednesday’s incident.
Others who resigned in the wake of the riot are Ryan Tully, senior director for European and Russian affairs at the National Security Council and Education Secretary Betsy “DeVos.” Epoch Times herald Zachary Stieber contributed to this report.
From NTD News
Source: You can read the original Epoch Times article here.