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Wed Nov 11, 2020, 07:45 PM Nov 2020

Ron Klain will be Biden's Chief of Staff.

The job has often gone to the most talented advisers in both parties — people such as Republican James Baker and Democrat Leon Panetta. Under Trump, however, the role of the chief of staff has shifted, as the position fell to a series of officials with strained relations and limited sway with Trump. Bucking convention, Trump’s son-in-law, White House senior adviser Jared Kushner, established an independent locus of power inside the West Wing.

Choosing Klain reflects Biden’s plan to move beyond that chaos-driven presidency, and the internal White House structure probably will revert to form with a single manager in charge surrounded by a series of senior officials who also have direct relationships with the president. Mike Donilon, who helped write Biden’s campaign strategy, and Steve Ricchetti, the campaign chairman, are well positioned to land influential positions inside the White House, according to people with knowledge of the internal dynamics who spoke on the condition of anonymity to recount private conversations.


Many in Biden’s orbit have long seen Klain as the most obvious pick for chief of staff after more than 30 years of background roles. After a falling out with Biden’s team when he offered early support to Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential bid, Klain has worked his way back into the upper echelons of Biden’s trusted circle.

He consulted with Biden on general strategy even before the former vice president announced his presidential campaign last year, and since August he has served as an unpaid senior adviser to the campaign and led Biden’s extensive debate preparation.


Interesting. Sounds like a good move to me.


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Ron Klain will be Biden's Chief of Staff. (Original Post) Laelth Nov 2020 OP
Klain has always seemed like a decent and very smart guy cilla4progress Nov 2020 #1
HOORAY! I was hoping for this. nt Grasswire2 Nov 2020 #2
Good hire. TomSlick Nov 2020 #3
Ron Klain is Brilliant.. this is great news! Cha Nov 2020 #4
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