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U.S. Nuclear Bomb Overseer Quits After Clash With Energy Chief

  • Lisa Gordon-Hagerty was told that Trump didn’t support her
  • Gordon-Hagerty, Brouillette were embroiled in budget dispute
Lisa E. Gordon-Hagerty, who was confirmed as the nuclear agency’s leader in 2018, was the first woman to hold that position. 

Lisa E. Gordon-Hagerty, who was confirmed as the nuclear agency’s leader in 2018, was the first woman to hold that position. 

Photographer: Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call Group via Getty Images

The U.S. official overseeing the nation’s nuclear weapons stockpile resigned Friday after clashing with Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette.

Lisa E. Gordon-Hagerty, administrator of the National Nuclear Security Administration and undersecretary of Energy for nuclear security, resigned after being told by Brouillette’s office that President Donald Trump had lost faith in her ability to do her job, according to two people familiar with the matter.