Several top aides to former White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney have been shifted out of the West Wing following the ascension of new White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows.
Many believed Meadows would serve as a continuation of Mulvaney’s tenure, given the close relationship between the two men as co-founders of the powerful House Freedom Caucus, which represents fiscally conservative and libertarian-leaning members of Congress.
However, so far, Meadows appears to have made a break from Mulvaney, reshuffling several of his staff.
The Hill reports that Emma Doyle, a long-time Mulvaney ally and formerly Principal Deputy White House Chief of Staff, appears to have undergone a demotion to the East Wing, where she is set to serve as First Lady Melania Trump’s Chief of Staff for Policy.
Meanwhile, Rob Blair, another Mulvaney ally, appears to have been given a promotion from Special Representative for International Telecommunications Policy, albeit to a position outside the White House, according to Axios. Blair is now set to serve as the Commerce Department’s Director of Policy, but will largely continue his focus on 5G and China in the new role.