There’s an operational reshuffle coming at the top level of the White House. Senior Trump administration official Johnny DeStefano is set to assume greater responsibilities and influence, including overseeing the beleaguered White House political operation.
What’s coming: Two sources with direct knowledge of the internal deliberations say DeStefano is expected to assume most of deputy chief of staff Rick Dearborn’s responsibilities. Dearborn is expected to leave the White House sometime in the new year.
The backdrop: There’s been an intense focus recently on the performance of the White House political shop in general and its leader Bill Stepien in particular. We were first to report in detail about the widespread concerns about the operation’s performance; and WashPo and others reported on a recent tense meeting in the Oval Office that climaxed with Trump’s former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski eviscerating Stepien.
Details of the reshuffle:
Read more at Axios.