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Top Pentagon official who had role in Ukraine aid deal resigns after Trump requested he step down

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Undersecretary of Defense John Rood asked to resignA top Pentagon official involved in the controversial aid deal to Ukraine that resulted in President Donald Trump's impeachment announced his resignation at Trump's request on Wednesday.

In his resignation letter, Rood noted that Defense Secretary Mark Esper had asked for his resignation on behalf of Trump.

John Rood, the Pentagon’s under secretary for policy, will leave his post at the end of the month, said Pentagon press secretary Alyssa Farah. Rood's is the latest in a series of departures of officials who had at least some involvement in investigations involving the Trump administration. Announcements have been made in the weeks since the Republican Senate acquitted Trump of impeachment charges.

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