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U.S. Nuclear Bomb Overseer Quits After Clash With Energy Chief

Nov. 7, 2020, 2:33 AM

The U.S. official overseeing the nation’s nuclear weapons stockpile resigned Friday after clashing with Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette.

Lisa E. Gordon-Hagerty, administrator of the National Nuclear Security Administration and undersecretary of Energy for nuclear security, resigned after being told by Brouillette’s office that President Donald Trump had lost faith in her ability to do her job, according to two people familiar with the matter.

Lisa E. Gordon-Hagerty in 2019.
Photographer: Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call Group vis Getty Images

Some administration officials were disappointed that she’d been pushed out, saying that she was widely viewed by those in her field as capable, the people said.

Gordon-Hagerty and representatives of the National Nuclear ...