Chris Christie, Matthew Whitaker, Wayne Berman on list of possible replacements for Mick Mulvaney
As the White House continues to unsuccessfully mop up the mess acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney has created over the past four days, it's being reported that T-rump has asked his closest advisers to 'create a list' of possible replacements for Mulvaney.
According to sources close to T-rump, the list created this weekend has three names on it so far: former NJ governor Chris Christie, former acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker, and Wayne Berman, political operative and senior managing director for government relations at the Blackstone Group Inc.
Sources say T-rump was considering replacing Mulvaney earlier, because he was slow to respond to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's announcement of an impeachment inquiry at the end of September. Since Mulvaney confirmed there was a 'quid pro quo' at a presser on Thursday, and said in a FOX interview this morning that T-rump thinks of himself primarily as a 'hotelier' and 'in the hospitality business', that consideration to replace Mulvaney has picked up speed.
When questioned about handing over his resignation this morning during the FOX interview, Mulvaney was adamant that wouldn't be happening.
"Did I have the perfect press conference, no,” Mulvaney told Mike Wallace of FOX. “I still think I’m doing a pretty good job as the chief of staff, and I think the president agrees.”