John Kelly Names Chris Liddel as Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy

WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 30: White House Director of Strategic Initiatives Chris Liddell (L) talks with White House Director of the National Economic Council Gary Cohn before a meeting with small business people in the Roosevelt Room at the White House January 30, 2017 in Washington, DC. During the meeting, Trump said he will announce his ‘unbelievably highly respected’ pick to replace the late Supreme Court Antonin Scalia on Tuesday evening. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

White House chief of staff John Kelly 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 Kushner.

“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.

The move was first reported by Politico.

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SOURCE: The Hill, Brett Samuels