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The most notable firings and resignations in the Trump administration

Dozens of people have left President Trump's administration since his inauguration in January 2017. The most recent departure was that of Don McGahn, whose departure this fall as White House counsel was announced by the president in a tweet on Wednesday.

The White House communications staff has been the scene of many changes as it continues to wrestle to craft a message sometimes at odds with Trump’s frequent tweeting.

At the National Security Council, there has been a leadership struggle since Michael Flynn resigned in the face of pressure over undisclosed contacts with Russia. One appointee was fired over comments he made at a private function. His successor, H.R. McMaster, eventually was replaced as well.

Here are the most noteworthy departures and the number of days each spent in the administration before heading for the exit.

Jan. 20, 2017
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Some start dates were unavailable. In those cases the start date of the person who appointed them was used.

Sources: Times reporting

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UPDATES:

Oct. 09, 2018 9:50 a.m.: Updates with the announced departure of Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley.

Aug. 28, 2018 8:03 a.m.: Updates with the announced departure of White House counsel Don McGahn.

July 5, 2018 1:53 p.m.: Updated with the resignation of Scott Pruitt.

June 19, 2018 3:59 p.m.: Updated with the resignation of Joe Hagin.

April 16, 2018 3:59 p.m.: Updated with the resignation of DJ Gribbin.

March 22, 2018 3:59 p.m.: Updated with the resignation of H.R. McMaster.

March 13, 2018 12:21 p.m.: Updated with the firing of Rex Tillerson and John McEntee.

March 6, 2018 3:25 p.m.: Updated with the resignations of Gary Cohn and Hope Hicks.

Feb. 12, 2018 10:00 a.m.: Updated with the resignation of David Sorensen, a White House speechwriter.

Feb. 9, 2018 3:45 p.m.: Updated with the resignation of Rachel Brand, the associate attorney general and the third-ranking member of Trump's Department of Justice.

Feb. 8, 2018 10:18 p.m.: Updated with the resignation of Rob Porter, the White House staff secretary.

Jan. 31, 2018 12:15 p.m.: Updated with the resignation of Brenda Fitzgerald, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Jan. 29, 2018 10:15 a.m.: Updated with the resignation of FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe and resignation of Carl Higbie, the chief of external affairs for Corporation for National and Community Service.

Dec. 18, 2017 1:05 p.m.: Updated with the departure of Director of Communications for the Office of Public Liaison Omarosa Manigault Newman and Director of Oval Office Operations Keith Schiller.

Sept. 30, 2017 8:55 a.m.: Corrects the length of time that Tom Price served as Secretary of Health and Human Services.

Sept. 29, 2017 1:55 p.m.: Updated with the departure of Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price.

Aug. 25, 2017 6:55 p.m.: Updated with the departure of White House national security aide Sebastian Gorka.

Aug. 18, 2017 10:30 a.m.: Updated with the departure of White House strategist Stephen Bannon.

Aug. 16, 2017 11:25 a.m.: Updated with the dissolution of the White House economic advisory council and its manufacturing council.

Aug. 16, 2017 10:30 a.m.: Updated with the resignation of Denise Morrison and Thea Lee from the White House manufacturing council.

Aug. 16, 2017 10:00 a.m.: Updated with the resignation of Inge Thulin from the White House manufacturing council.

Aug. 15, 2017 3:15 p.m.: Updated with the resignation of Richard Trumka from the White House manufacturing council.

Aug. 15, 2017 9:26 a.m.: Updated with the resignation of Scott Paul from the White House manufacturing council and the February departure of Travis Kalanick from the White House economic advisory council.

Aug. 14, 2017 9:30 p.m.: Updated with the resignation of Brian Krzanich from the White House manufacturing council.

Aug. 14, 2017 6:32 p.m.: Updated with the resignation of Kevin Plank from the White House manufacturing council.

Aug. 14, 2017 9:18 a.m.: Updated with the resignation of Kenneth C. Frazier from the White House manufacturing council.

July 31, 2017 11:40 a.m.: Updated with the firing of Anthony Scaramucci as director of communications.