July 3rd, 2008
02:00 PM ET
6 years ago

Deputy Chief of Staff to leave White House

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Hagin, left, with former Bush aide Karl Rove.
Hagin, left, with former Bush aide Karl Rove.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - White House Deputy Chief of Staff Joe Hagin will be leaving his job this month, according to White House spokesperson Dana Perino.

Perino says Hagin's last day will be July 20th.

"The President said that he thanks Joe for his service to the White House, that Joe's been a loyal friend, and that he is excited about the next chapter in Joe's life," said Perino.

Hagin sent an email to friends this morning, announcing he is leaving to take a private sector job.

Hagin, an Ohio native, has been with President Bush since the 2000 campaign.

Combined with experience during the first Bush presidency, Hagin has served 14 years in the White House.

Hagin was a behind-the-scenes player, who had a huge role in the post 9/11 reorganization of the U-S government and how terrorist responses would be reformed.


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soundoff (292 Responses)
  1. Seattle Sue

    If only he and Bush and gang had resigned years ago.

    July 3, 2008 12:25 pm at 12:25 pm |
  2. Ariana

    another one bites the dust....

    July 3, 2008 12:26 pm at 12:26 pm |
  3. Josh Maloney, Oakland, CA

    Another pawn falls.

    July 3, 2008 12:27 pm at 12:27 pm |
  4. Tazz

    Look at them. Scurrying into their dark corners trying to hide from the light. It is only a matter of time boys…. the light is coming.

    July 3, 2008 12:27 pm at 12:27 pm |
  5. lance coardill

    i GUESS THAT, IF YOU STAY IN THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION LONG ENOUGH, NOT ONLY DO YOU BEGIN EMULATING KARL ROVE, YOU ACTUALLY BEGIN LOOKING LIKE HIM. REASON ENOUGH TO MAKE AN EXODUS

    July 3, 2008 12:30 pm at 12:30 pm |
  6. Muckinello

    A book deal next!

    July 3, 2008 12:35 pm at 12:35 pm |
  7. Chipster

    I wonder how soon his book will be published?

    July 3, 2008 12:36 pm at 12:36 pm |
  8. Deanna in Denver

    "Why does CNN not have a single story or banner about the singing of the "wrong" national anthem at the DNC meeting in Denver this week ? "

    Perhaps it's because this happened preceding the state of the city address, and not a DNC meeting.

    July 3, 2008 12:36 pm at 12:36 pm |
  9. Herman in LA

    Another one bites the dust...

    July 3, 2008 12:37 pm at 12:37 pm |
  10. vick

    i guess its time for everyone to run out of white house to cover their crimes.

    July 3, 2008 12:38 pm at 12:38 pm |
  11. aka

    Look at the photo of Rove and Hagin..they look like twins.
    Makes you wonder about their duties?

    Another one bites the dust....

    Amen.

    July 3, 2008 12:39 pm at 12:39 pm |
  12. Not so good for the party

    Eventually people are starting to realize that it is not so good to work for an idiot.

    July 3, 2008 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm |
  13. Richard

    Ha Bush's staff jumping ship.. Ha must be the guilty feeling

    July 3, 2008 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm |
  14. HOW DARE WE QUESTION..OBAMA..?

    ??????????????????????????????????????????????????????
    WE THE PEOPLE NOT ONLY MAY BUT CAN QUESTION EVERY

    LITTLE DETAIL ABOUT SEN OBAMA, FROM WHY HE LEFT HIS

    MIDDLE NAME OUT WHEN HE STARTED HIS RUN FOR PRESIDENT

    BARACK ??? OBAMA..? TO HIS STAND ON PATRIOTISM,ETC ETC

    WHY ? BECAUSE WE ARE ENTITLED TO KNLOW.. WE ALLOWED

    GEORGE W BUSH'S RUN FOR PRESIDENT TO KEEP US IN THE

    DARK BY SHROUDING HIMSELF IN A VEIL OF MYSTERY AND

    DECEPTION...NOT AGAIN. SO SEN OBAMA STOP GRAND-STANDING

    AND ACTING SO IDIGNANT AND START TO SHOW SOME

    TRANSPARAENCY
    ?????????????????????????????????????????????????????

    July 3, 2008 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm |
  15. terry baren

    I wonder what took him so long. I cannot wait to read his book.

    July 3, 2008 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  16. Will

    It's always funny to read all the comments from CNN's liberal fans. It's nice to know that 99% of all CNN fans are democrats. Hello any conservatives or republicans (echo sound). And CNN wonders why people say they have a liberal bias? Gimme a break.

    July 3, 2008 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  17. Russell Hammond

    Resign or be indicted. That seems to be the choice with this current administration.

    July 3, 2008 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  18. BruthaMANMD

    I guess after a while even the "Wickits" amoung them must leave. SO what why not give us some real NEWS?

    July 3, 2008 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  19. ABB

    JonRoss: that "other national anthem" was sung at the annual "State of The City" address in Denver, nothing to do with the DNC.

    July 3, 2008 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm |
  20. Dan, TX

    Excuse me, why would anyone vote for McCain after what the republican congress and president did?

    July 3, 2008 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm |
  21. Will, NJ

    I guess they should all get out before the War Crimes Committee begins.

    July 3, 2008 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm |
  22. Anonymous

    Why would he resign if he were taking another job. Besides, I'm sure anybody would hire this guy or anyone from this admin, cause they have done such a wonderful job. Is that too negative

    July 3, 2008 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm |
  23. jumpin' ship

    One down ... too many more to go.

    July 3, 2008 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm |
  24. Ann J

    It seems like they are texting/emailing each other the plan to leak Plame's identity.

    July 3, 2008 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
  25. Dana

    Let's see where he pops up in the private sector. So long, Joe!

    July 3, 2008 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
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