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Top trade adviser Everett Eissenstat is leaving the White House

Everett Eissenstat, one of the Trump administration's top economic advisers, is leaving his post in July.

Eissenstat was once a top aide to Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and chief Republican trade counsel for the Senate Finance Committee. Since becoming a senior White House official last year, Eissenstat has represented Trump at several international meetings, including the G7 summit this month in Canada, which ended with Trump leaving early after refusing to sign a joint statement from all the countries.

"Everett was a consummate professional and a valued member of the White House staff," White House Chief of Staff John Kelly said in a statement. "We will miss his deep expertise, commitment to duty, and skillful management of the National Economic and National Security Council's international team." People with knowledge of the matter told Politico that Eissenstat has spent the last few weeks looking for a new job, but does not have anything secured yet.