A top communications adviser of US President Barack Obama and longtime member of his inner circle, Dan Pfeiffer, has announced his resignation from all the services in March this year.
Pfeiffer has held the posts of White House communications director and deputy communications director before finally taking the post of senior adviser.
“Like everyone else in the White House, I’ve benefited from his political savvy and his advocacy for working people. He’s a good man and a good friend, and I’m going to miss having him just down the hall from me,” Obama said in a statement.
A White House official on Wednesday said that Pfeiffer has informed President Obama in January about his decision to quit from the post.
Pfeiffer has advised the American President since his presidential campaign in 2008. Moreover, he is among the last of Obama’s close confidants from that period who have been leaving his immediate orbit.
Obama’s close aid is said to be very fond of engaged in hurly-burly with mediapersons on micro-blogging site Twitter. Moreover, Pfeiffer has also spearheaded the effort of Obama administration to use social networking mediums in order to spread its message.
In the recent years, Pfeiffer has experienced sever issues on the health front, including stroke-like troubles. If sources are to be believed, Pfeiffer has been thinking for a long time about stepping down from the services.
The Democratic President has always been condemned for relying too much on his insular group of advisers.