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Homeland Security advisor Tom Bossert is resigning

Tom Bossert in the White House briefing room
Tom Bossert in the White House briefing room. Photo: Mark Wilson / Getty Images

Tom Bossert, White House homeland security advisor, is resigning, the White House confirmed Tuesday.

Context: Bossert's departure isn't the biggest one to hit the White House in recent weeks, but it adds to the accumulated momentum of exits, sense of turmoil, and transition. This is an especially uncertain moment for a White House in flux on multiple counts: policy, personnel, and Trump’s own mood towards the Russia investigation. The president is now seriously flirting with firing Special Counsel Robert Mueller and every new change adds to anxiety levels among current staff.