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Vice President-elect Mike Pence will replace New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie as chairman of President-elect Donald Trump’s presidential transition effort, a change that will cement Pence’s influence over the incoming administration’s policy and personnel.
The transition shake-up, announced Friday, will substantially dilute the influence of Christie and his closest aides. Rick Dearborn, the chief of staff to Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), a Trump loyalist, will now serve as the transition’s executive director, replacing ex-Christie chief of staff Richard Bagger.
Christie was named a vice chair of the transition Friday along with Sessions, former New York mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani, former House speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.), retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn and Republican presidential primary contender Ben Carson.
Other prominent Trump allies, including billionaire investor Peter Thiel, banker Steven Mnuchin, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus and Trump campaign chairman Stephen Bannon will serve on the transition team’s 16-person executive committee along with Trump’s three eldest children and his son-in-law Jared Kushner.
originally posted by: desert
The transition teams are bridges between administrations. Christie has trouble with bridges.
Actually, I'm surprised that he is still allowed to hang around. Well, maybe not, come to think of it. BCF...Best Cronies Forever!
originally posted by: LifeMode
Reince is a good dude. He handled Trump correctly in letting things play out. What we really need is a good DOJ. Gowdy would be a great fit. We may actually get some real justice instead of a hired goon.
a move designed to give Pence greater influence and control over personnel.
On Wednesday night, America will meet the man who could be the nation’s next chief executive officer—and it’s not Donald Trump.
The Constitution says that “the executive Power shall be vested in a President of the United States of America,” but Trump isn’t one to be bound by tradition. He has, instead, made it clear that he intends to hire “the best” and “the most talented” people to exercise power on his behalf. And right at the top, running the United States government, would be Trump’s pick for vice president: Indiana Governor Mike Pence.
That’s how those closest to Trump have described the role. “He needs an experienced person to do the part of the job he doesn’t want to do,” Paul Manafort told the Huffington Post’s Howard Fineman about the VP search back in May. “He seems himself more as the chairman of the board, than even the CEO, let alone the COO.”