Deputy Press Sec Raj Shah Taking Leave from WH Role to Work on SCOTUS Nomination Team
The White House announced today the people who will be running point on the impending Supreme Court nomination battle.
Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement last week and President Donald Trump said this weekend he would be making his decision on July 9th:
I will be making my choice for Justice of the United States Supreme Court on the first Monday after the July 4th Holiday, July 9th!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 30, 2018
White House counsel Don McGahn is overseeing the selection process, and Raj Shah––White House Principal Deputy Press Secretary––is taking leave from his White House role to focus on the SCOTUS communications work.
— Jeremy Diamond (@JDiamond1) July 2, 2018
Here's the lineup for @realDonaldTrump SCOTUS team: Don McGahn – lead. Raj Shah – comms and message co-ordination. Justin Clarke (Office of Public Liason) outreach to outside groups. Also teams of attorneys from WH Counsel office and DOJ to help in selection process
— John Roberts (@johnrobertsFox) July 2, 2018
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