Administration officials told the media outlet that they feared Wednesday's events would damage their reputations, finances, and future careers.

Lower-level Trump staffers are also "trying to save face for future employment," a source told Politico.

Several high-profile Trump officials have resigned since Wednesday, including Education Secretary Betsy DeVos; Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao; the Northern Ireland special envoy Mick Mulvaney, a former acting White House chief of staff; Melania Trump's chief of staff, Stephanie Grisham; Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Matthews; and the deputy national security advisor Matthew Pottinger.