June 18, 2017

NO ONE BOARDS A SINKING SHIP:

Help wanted: Why Republicans won't work for the Trump administration  (Lisa Rein and Abby Phillip June 17, 2017, Washington Post)

Trump's firing of FBI Director James B. Comey last month and the escalating probe into Russian interference in the presidential election have made hiring even more difficult, say former federal officials, party activists, lobbyists and candidates who Trump officials have tried to recruit.

Republicans say they are turning down job offers to work for a chief executive whose volatile temperament makes them nervous. They are asking head-hunters if their reputations could suffer permanent damage, according to 27 people The Washington Post interviewed to assess what is becoming a debilitating factor in recruiting political appointees.

The hiring challenge complicates the already slow pace at which Trump is filling senior leadership jobs across government.

Posted by at June 18, 2017 11:39 AM

  

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