White House homeland security adviser Bossert resigns

WASHINGTON, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Tom Bossert is resigning, the White House confirmed Tuesday.

Bossert, a close ally of White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, is departing a day after new White House national security adviser John Bolton began that job. Bossert also was an ally of former national security adviser H.R. McMaster.

“The President is grateful for Tom’s commitment to the safety and security of our great country,” White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement released by the White House.

“Tom led the White House’s efforts to protect the homeland from terrorist threats, strengthen our cyber defenses and respond to an unprecedented series of natural disasters. President Trump thanks him for his patriotic service and wishes him well.” Bossert was highly visible during last summer’s hurricane season when he often appeared in the White House briefing room and on television. (end) rm.ibi

Source: Kuwait News Agency