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Kelly considers further shuffling
of West Wing staff, officials say

Politico, by Josh Dawsey*

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 8/12/2017 4:39:10 PM

White House chief of staff John Kelly spent this week in Bedminster, N.J., pondering changes in the West Wing, according to four White House officials. Kelly summoned aides to President Donald Trump’s golf club there to ask about their portfolios and make suggestions on how to make the West Wing communicate better and get more done, while giving people clear responsibilities and then holding them accountable. The role of chief strategist Steve Bannon has come under particular scrutiny in several conversations, particularly because he has a large staff, including an outside public relations expert, but no specific duties. In a number of

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Reply 1 - Posted by: nonsense, 8/12/2017 7:09:18 PM     (No. 11349800)

Sure...then he contacted the far Left Loons at Politico and gave them the inside information on what is happening next.

Never click on Politico it is one of the Big Leaders of Fake News.

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