Kelly names Kushner ally deputy chief of staff

Kelly names Kushner ally deputy chief of staff
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White House chief of staff John KellyJohn Francis KellyMORE has named Chris Liddell his deputy chief of staff for policy, the White House announced Monday.

Liddell previously served as the White House director of strategic initiatives, where he worked closely with White House senior adviser Jared KushnerJared Corey KushnerThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by the American Academy of HIV Medicine - Will there be any last-minute shutdown drama? Rule change sharpens Dem investigations into Trump Drama hits Senate Intel panel’s Russia inquiry MORE.

"Chris is widely respected across the administration and is highly qualified to oversee and coordinate our policy process. We look forward to having him in this new role," Kelly said in a statement.

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The move was first reported by Politico.

Prior to joining the Trump administration during the transition, Liddell worked as an executive at Microsoft and General Motors. He also worked for Mitt RomneyWillard (Mitt) Mitt RomneyFor 2020, Democrats are lookin’ for somebody to love Trump religious adviser calls anti-Trump evangelicals 'spineless morons' Gillibrand becomes latest candidate scrutinized for how she eats on campaign trail MORE’s presidential campaign in 2012.

Liddell had reportedly been considered a top choice to replace Gary Cohn as the head of the National Economic Council and President TrumpDonald John TrumpBill Kristol resurfaces video of Pence calling Obama executive action on immigration a 'profound mistake' ACLU says planned national emergency declaration is 'clear abuse of presidential power' O'Rourke says he'd 'absolutely' take down border wall near El Paso if he could MORE’s chief economic adviser.

That job ultimately went to Larry Kudlow. Trump hired the CNBC contributor last week.