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White House Officials Weigh Exits After Trump Incites Mayhem

  • O’Brien to stay after appeals from allies outside White House
  • Deputy national security advisor resigns over Capitol attack
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Donald Trump’s deputy national security adviser resigned Wednesday afternoon and other White House officials are weighing departures after the president encouraged protests that led to his supporters storming the U.S. Capitol, according to people familiar with the matter.

The deputy, Matt Pottinger, was dismayed by the attack on the Capitol and Trump’s incitement of protesters, the people said. His boss, National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien, also considered leaving but was persuaded to stay on by allies on Wednesday, the people said. Also weighing a resignation is Chris Liddell, assistant to the president and deputy chief of staff for policy coordination.