U.S. homeland security adviser, Tom Bossert resigned as reported by the president’s spokeswoman on Tuesday. Reports have suggested that John Bolton, the new national security advisor had requests Bossert’s resignation. “The president is grateful for Tom’s commitment to the safety and security of our great country,” White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said in a statement. “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,” Sanders said.
The appointment of Bolton also prompted national security council spokesman, Michael Anton’s falling out. Among Bossert and Anton, Flynn, McMaster, Hicks, Scaramucci, Cohn and Bannon were also officials that were removed since Trump’s inauguration.
Bossert was in charge of cyber security errors and was the go-to individual to respond to dangerous and aggressive cyber-attacks launched by known enemies such as North Korea, Russia and Iran. Bossert was often respected for his knowledge and voice on cyber security.
Bossert’s voice was well heard in the cyber security sectors. “We must work toward cyber doctrine that reflects the wisdom of free markets, private competition, and the important but limited role of government in establishing and enforcing the rule of law, honoring the rights of personal property, the benefits of free and fair trade, and the fundamental principles of liberty,” Bossert said.