Controversial senior White House aide Gorka 'fired'

Breaking: Sebastian Gorka Resigns From Trump Administration

Keep in mind multiple sources, including White House officials, have said that Gorka didn't resign but was in fact pushed out.

National security adviser Sebastian Gorka has left the White House, according to several news reports on Friday - more than seven months after he attended the inauguration wearing a medal gifted by a group of Nazi collaborators.

"Sebastian Gorka did not resign, but I can confirm he is no longer with the White House", that second White House official said, according to a statement given to reporters. Gorka also requested to come to the White House Monday to deliver his resignation in person, but Kelly reportedly declined his offer.

Although Mr Trump enjoyed watching Mr Gorka's cable television appearances, in which he performed like a pit bull and taunted many news anchors for peddling what he and the President deemed "fake news", he had run afoul of many of his colleagues, including some on the United States National Security Council who considered him a fringe figure.

Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) and another California Democrat, Rep. Barbara Lee of Oakland, introduced proposals on Friday to cut off two highly scrutinized White House aides' salaries, hours before one was reported out of the job. Gorka was once an editor for Breitbart News, which Bannon ran. Bannon, who was widely considered to be the driving force behind Trump's nationalist and hardline immigration stances, was sacked last week.

Gorka was a vocal advocate for Trump throughout his time in the White House, and in the interview touched on various issues he said had been wins for the administration, such as stepping up efforts to destroy ISIS, increasing support for Israel and deterring illegal immigration. Lamenting that "forces that do not support the [Make America Great Again] promise are - for now - ascendant within the White House", Gorka wrote that "the individuals who most embodied and represented the policies that will 'Make America Great Again, ' have been internally countered, systematically removed, or undermined in recent months".

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"And I realized after the president's speech this week on Afghanistan that he's not being well served", Gorka added.

The White House went on to announce the pardon of the former sheriff of Maricopa County, Ariz.

Speaking to Breitbart's Matt Boyle, Gorka said: "I will be working with Steve, with you, with the Breitbart crew".

Richard Painter, former chief White House ethics lawyer for President George W Bush, tweeted: "Gorka: Probably the most stupid of the alt-right in the White House".

"In the White House I had influence", he said during the interview.

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