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Author: Raine    Date: 12/10/2018 14:12:13

CoS John Kelly is out. Nick Ayers (CoS to VP Pence) isn't taking the job.

He's going back to Georgia to help raise his triplets according to many sources. He's also joining a MAGAPAC.
Sources said Ayers would work with the super PAC set up to assist the president’s reelection campaign. News that Ayers would not take the chief of staff job was first reported by the Wall Street Journal.

Trump had previously spoken with Ayers about the top administration job and had settled on him as Kelly’s likely replacement, the president’s advisers said.

But Ayers, who has young children, had insisted on serving temporarily, which frustrated Trump, who had wanted a replacement to stay on through 2020.

Ayers was also skeptical of taking the job based on the challenges that Kelly and his predecessor, Reince Priebus, faced in the position, and talks between the two sides broke down, according to an administration official with direct knowledge of the negotiations.

There is this, from the NYT.
Other factors may also have weighed on Mr. Ayers. His ascension to the top West Wing job would have meant newfound scrutiny of his personal finances — last year he reported a net worth of $12.2 million to $54.8 million, a sizable sum for a political operative in his 30s who has amassed his own fortune. He accumulated his wealth partly through a web of political and consulting companies in which he has held ownership stakes.

Perhaps Ayers doesn't want the extra scrutiny that one would expect when there is such a sudden jump in wealth.

Happy Monday! (??)




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