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Biden Picks Consultant as Chief of Staff

Jeff Zients led White House pandemic response

(Newser) - President Biden has decided to enlist a management consultant as his next chief of staff. Jeff Zients will succeed Ron Klain , who is in his final weeks in the job, the Washington Post reports. Zients led the administration's pandemic response until April, including the vaccination campaign. Last fall, he...

Biden Will Need a New Chief of Staff

Ron Klain is leaving, a rare high-level departure in the current White House

(Newser) - White House chief of staff Ron Klain, who has spent more than two years as President Biden's top aide, is preparing to leave his job in the coming weeks, per the AP . The personnel change is a rarity for an administration that has had minimal turnover so far—no...

Fox Host's Jan. 6 Text to Meadows: 'This Is Hurting All of Us'

Laura Ingraham, Sean Hannity, Brian Kilmeade all frantically messaged Trump's then-chief of staff

(Newser) - On Monday evening, a House panel probing what happened during the Capitol riot voted unanimously to recommend Mark Meadows, the chief of staff for former President Trump, be held in contempt of Congress. Among the evidence read aloud before the vote were a series of text messages sent to Meadows...

Jan. 6 Panel Recommends Contempt Charge for Meadows

Trump's former chief of staff sues committee

(Newser) - Update: The committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol attack says it is pursuing criminal contempt of Congress charges against Donald Trump's former chief of staff. Democratic Rep. Bennie Thompson said Wednesday that the panel had "no choice" but to advance charges after Mark Meadows failed to appear for...

Biden Picks His Chief of Staff
Biden Picks
His Chief
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Biden Picks His Chief of Staff

The president-elect chooses former 'Ebola czar' Ron Klain

(Newser) - And the second-hardest job in Washington goes to ... Ron Klain. The Washington Post reports that Joe Biden has tapped Klain, a longtime confidant with an impressive resume, to be his White House chief of staff. "Ron has been invaluable to me over the many years that we have worked...

Sources: We Were Told to Keep Quiet on Meadows' COVID

White House chief of staff has long pushed back on wearing face masks, and on their effectiveness

(Newser) - Another high-level person in Trump's inner circle has reportedly been infected with the coronavirus. This time it's chief of staff Mark Meadows, who's said to have tested positive on Wednesday, a source tells Bloomberg , which first reported on the development. Another source adds that Meadows informed a...

Meadows Repeats: We Can't 'Control' the Virus

But he says US will defeat COVID with vaccines soon

(Newser) - White House chief of staff Mark Meadows says Joe Biden and other Democrats are taking his comments about COVID-19 out of context. How it's playing out:
  • Original comments: On Sunday, Meadows appeared on CNN and declared the US was "not going to control the pandemic" but would instead

Pence's Chief of Staff Tests Positive

But vice president has tested negative, will maintain aggressive campaign schedule

(Newser) - Vice President Mike Pence's chief of staff became the latest in a flurry of top White House officials to test positive for the coronavirus even as President Trump insisted Saturday that the country is "rounding the turn." "Today, Marc Short, Chief of Staff to the Vice...

Chief of Staff's New Headache: Daughter's 'Lavish' Wedding

Mark Meadows hosted 70 people at Atlanta event in May, a violation of state rules

(Newser) - President Trump's chief of staff has been taking heat of late over his leadership amid the growing COVID outbreak at the White House, notes Axios . This new controversy probably won't help. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Mark Meadows hosted what it describes as a "lavish" indoor wedding...

Meet the White House's New Chief of Staff

GOP Rep. Mark Meadows will be taking over for Mick Mulvaney

(Newser) - In the midst of one of the most daunting crises of his administration, President Trump on Friday announced he'd made a major staff overhaul, replacing his acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney with Republican Rep. Mark Meadows. While much of the country was focused on the spreading coronavirus, Trump...

John Kelly Speaks, and Trump Isn't Happy

It was 'a killer' working in the White House, says former chief of staff

(Newser) - John Kelly spoke at Drew University in New Jersey Wednesday night, and Trump's former chief of staff was unusually candid about his stint at the White House under President Trump.
  • Not fun: "I'm disappointed in myself for leaving, but it was a killer, I mean, no joke,

Conway Denies Threatening Reporter in Bitter Phone Call

Listen yourself to conversation between Conway, 'Washington Examiner' journalist

(Newser) - A DC journalist says Kellyanne Conway bullied and threatened her on a phone call, and the White House counselor is pushing back. Mediaite reports Conway was miffed about an article in which Washington Examiner reporter Caitlin Yilek wrote about her being considered for the White House chief of staff role...

Mulvaney: OK, There Was a Quid Pro Quo

The acting White House chief of staff gives a new answer about Ukraine policy

(Newser) - "I have news for everybody: Get over it." Mick Mulvaney said so Thursday while acknowledging a quid pro quo regarding US aid to Ukraine—the first such admission by a White House official, the New York Times reports. The acting White House chief of staff said the administration...

John Kelly's Game of 'What If' Leads to a Reveal

WH's ex-chief of staff under Trump says he likely would've worked for Hillary Clinton if asked

(Newser) - John Kelly's exit interview after he left his post as White House chief of staff at the end of last year likely rankled the president in more ways than one, and his newest remarks may not please Trump, either. The Hill reports Kelly was doing a Q&A Wednesday...

Top White House Aide Planned to 'Hide' With Pay

Seems Zachary Fuentes had a unique view of his job

(Newser) - Anyone seen Zachary Fuentes? The top White House aide was planning to kick back in a nearby building and collect pay for six months until he could claim early retirement, Newsweek reports. With boss John Kelly leaving, the 36-year-old White House deputy chief of staff apparently told colleagues he'd...

New Chief of Staff Called Trump 'Terrible Human' in 2016

Mick Mulvaney made the comment during a debate just before the election

(Newser) - If you've ever called your boss a "terrible human being," it turns out you sort of have something in common with the president's next acting chief of staff. Mick Mulvaney, who was named as John Kelly's replacement on Friday, used those choice words in reference...

Trump Tweets Chief of Staff Pick
Trump Tweets
Chief of Staff Pick

Trump Tweets Chief of Staff Pick

It's Mick Mulvaney

(Newser) - President Trump on Friday picked budget director Mick Mulvaney to be his next chief of staff, the AP reports, ending a chaotic search for a new chief of staff that had been inching forward with the feel of an unfolding reality TV show. Trump tweeted that Mulvaney "will be...

John Kelly Won't Be Out in 2018 After All

Trump says 'great people' want the job 'badly'

(Newser) - John Kelly won't be leaving the White House in 2018 after all—but he's probably not going to need to put up a 2019 calendar in his office. White House counselor Kellyanne Conway said during a Fox appearance Tuesday that the White House chief of staff will remain...

Rumored John Kelly Replacement Is Quitting

Nick Ayers won't be chief of staff after all

(Newser) - President Trump's top pick to replace chief of staff John Kelly, Nick Ayers, is no longer expected to fill the role, the AP reports. Ayers, who is chief of staff to Vice President Mike Pence, was seen as the favorite for the job when Trump announced Saturday that Kelly...

President Trump: 'Stop Calling' John Kelly 'for Anything'

The chief of staff is finally departing

(Newser) - It's official: John Kelly is leaving the White House. "John Kelly will be leaving toward the end of the year," said President Trump while heading out for the Army-Navy game Saturday, USA Today reports. Rumors had been swirling after White House sources said Kelly was on his...

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