UPDATED 7:42 PM PT – Thursday, November 12, 2020
Following a similar purge at the Pentagon, President Trump is reportedly replacing top Homeland Security officials.
NEW: The Deputy Chief of Staff to the Defense Secretary has resigned, becoming the latest official to depart the Pentagon.
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According to reports on Thursday, DHS Cybersecurity Chief Bryan Ware has been forced to resign, effective Friday. He will be replaced by his deputy Matt Hartman. The Department’s Chief of International Affairs, Valerie Boyd, has also resigned from her position.
Reports have claimed President Trump is seeking to assert control at both the DHS and the Pentagon amid mounting national security challenges.