Breaking: Trump's Homeland Security Adviser Resigns

White House Homeland Security Adviser Tom Bossert speaks during a briefing blaming North Korea for a ransomware attack that infected hundreds of thousands of computers worldwide in May and crippled parts of Britain's National Health Service, at the White House, Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Pres. Trump’s Homeland Security Adviser Tim Bossert is resigning as the White House shake-up continues following the firing of H.R McMaster as National Security Adviser. Yesterday was his replacement, John Bolton’s, first day officially on the job.

The resignation comes just a week after the president announced he would be sending national guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border, citing a purported wave of illegal crossings.

A statement from White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders reads,

“The President is grateful for Tom’s commitment to the safety and security of our great country. 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.”