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Trump chief of staff pick to signal direction of presidency

Trump chief of staff pick to signal direction of presidency

Donald Trump is considering a conservative bomb-thrower and the face of the GOP establishment, among others, for White House chief of staff — a major post that could set the direction for his presidency.

The Republican president-elect is days away from naming his chief of staff, according to people with direct knowledge of his thinking.

No position is considered more important than chief of staff, a behind-the-scenes power player who typically controls access to the president, guides the enactment of his policy priorities and oversees White House hiring. Trump has already narrowed his list to a handful of high-profile loyalists that includes Republican National Committee...

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