White House: Gorka, a Trump Adviser and Bannon Ally, Is Out

August 26, 2017 Updated: August 26, 2017

WASHINGTON—White House adviser Sebastian Gorka no longer works for President Donald Trump, the White House said on Friday.

“Sebastian Gorka did not resign, but I can confirm he no longer works at the White House,” a White House official said in a statement.

Earlier, the conservative Federalist news outlet, citing multiple sources familiar with the situation, said Gorka, a counterterrorism expert, had quit. In a letter of resignation, Gorka expressed dissatisfaction with the current state of the Trump administration, the Federalist said.

“As a result, the best and most effective way I can support you, Mr. President, is from outside the People’s House,” Gorka was quoted as saying in the letter.

A U.S. citizen born in Britain with Hungarian parents, Gorka worked as national security editor at Bannon’s Breitbart news website, where he often warned of radical Islamic terrorism.