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Washington Post hires John Podesta as columnist

Washington Post hires John Podesta as columnist
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John Podesta, Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonThe curious case of the COVID-19 origin Harris headlining Asian American Democratic PAC's summit Congress won't end the wars, so states must MORE's former presidential campaign chairman, has joined The Washington Post as a contributing columnist, according to a Thursday announcement by the paper.

"No one knows more about how Washington works, how the White House operates, and how policy ideas are translated into reality than John Podesta,” said the Post's editorial page editor, Fred Hiatt, in a statement.

β€œHis long experience in Congress, inside two Democratic White Houses and on the front lines of numerous presidential campaigns, will offer readers vital insight into Washington and politics at the start of a new era.”

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Podesta had recently written two op-eds for the Post slamming the Trump administration on Russia and the president's war with the media.

The 68-year-old Chicago native served as chief of staff to President Bill ClintonWilliam (Bill) Jefferson ClintonApproving Kristen Clarke's nomination should be a no-brainer Obama calls on governments to 'do their part' in increasing global vaccine supply China's emissions now eclipse the developed world β€” preventing climate protection MORE and was a counselor to President Obama.

Podesta became a household name after emails from his personal account, some of which were critical of Hillary Clinton, were dumped before the election by WikiLeaks. The Trump campaign seized on some of them as evidence of collusion between some members of the media and the Clinton campaign.