Bunker USA: The Enforcers – What does the Chief of Staff actually do?
Saturday, 4 February
White House Chief of Staff sounds like a pretty big job, right? But what do they actually do? With Ron Klain departing from the role, Jeff Zients has been chosen as his successor. What does Biden need from him? Jacob Jarvis is joined by David B. Cohen, a professor of political science at the University of Akron who is co-authoring The President's Chief of Staff: Evolution of a White House Institution.
“You can see the footprints of the White House Chief of Staff all the way back to George Washington.”
“At the beginning it was more of a managerial role. They have four roles, the administrator, the guardian, the advisor and the proxy.”
“They’re there to protect the president’s political interests and guard his time.”
“The Chief of Staff if they’d doing their job makes sure all the voices that need to be heard are heard.”
Presented by Jacob Jarvis. Music by Jade Bailey. Audio production: Alex Rees. Lead Producer: Jacob Jarvis. Group Editor: Andrew Harrison. THE BUNKER is a Podmasters Production
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