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Al Jazeera 8 Jan 2021

Top White House officials resign following Capitol Hill mayhem

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A number of officials have resigned from outgoing US President Donald Trump's administration in the wake of the violence that occurred at Capitol Hill on Wednesday.
Other officials are considering whether to hand in their resignations, following unprecedented scenes of pro-Trump supporters storming the Capitol building as Congress began counting Electoral College votes to confirm President-elect Joe Biden's victory.


A number of White House staffers, including the first lady's chief of staff, resigned in the wake of the violent pro-Trump storming of the Capitol. CBS News White House correspondent Ben Tracy joined "CBSN AM" with the latest.
President-elect Joe #Biden on Tuesday named several top advisers from his election campaign and a Democratic congressman as senior White House aides, sticking with a tight inner circle as he #transitions to the White House. Biden has been preparing to take over the presidency on Jan. 20, meeting with advisers and mapping out his policy plans, despite President Donald #Trump's increasingly tenuous effort to reverse the outcome of the Nov. 3 election.
NBC News' Monica Alba discusses what the White House is saying about the pace of the coronavirus vaccinations. Aired on 12/30/2020.
President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence have met for the first time since the Capitol riot. And acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf resigned from his position in the final days of the Trump administration. CBS News White House producer Fin Gomez joins "CBSN AM" with more details.

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