Former White House global security leader to resign from USAID
Timothy Zeimer, the former head of the Trump administration's global health security directorate and current head of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)'s office for humanitarian assistance, democracy, and conflict, announced his resignation effective June 5, 2020.
Zeimer, a retired admiral from the US Navy, had served as head of the Trump administration's National Security Council's Directorate for Global Health Security and Biodefense, the office tasked with coordinating pandemic preparedness. That office was disbanded in 2018 by former NSC Advisor John Bolton. Zeimer then moved to USAID, where he was subsequently given a high profile position by former USAID Administrator Mark Green. Bolton's decision to shutter the Directorate has been subject to harsh criticisms in light of the White House's handling of the COVID-19 response.