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Exclusive-U.S. Vice President Harris' deputy chief of staff to depart

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By Nandita Bose

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris's deputy chief of staff Michael Fuchs is leaving the administration, the latest top aide from her office to announce a departure, according to an internal staff memo seen by Reuters.

Fuchs, who served as a foreign policy advisor to former President Bill Clinton and worked in senior roles at the U.S. State Department under former President Barack Obama's administration, advised Harris on domestic and international issues, helped manage staff and often accompanied her on foreign trips.

He will remain in his current role until early May to "ensure a smooth transition" and will announce his next steps at a later date, according to the memo to staff.

"Fifteen months later, it's almost difficult to recall the magnitude of the challenges we faced when we came in, from an unprecedented pandemic to historically difficult economic circumstances," Fuchs wrote. Work done by the Biden administration has turned things around, he wrote.

Fuchs' announcement follows a series of exits from Harris's team. On March 21, Harris's National Security Adviser Nancy McEldowney said she is stepping down from her role. The White House said she will be succeeded by her deputy, Philip Gordon.

Harris's communications team, which had a turbulent first year marked by several messaging failures, has also had several high profile departures.

Jamal Simmons, the vice president's communications director, said Harris "is grateful for Michael's tireless work, leadership and the many miles he traveled domestically and internationally ... our entire team will miss Michael as he begins this next chapter." Simmons did not comment on staff departures.

Staff shake-ups after the first year of any presidential administration are not unusual, and other areas of the White House are experiencing turnover.

Press Secretary Jen Psaki is preparing to leave the White House in coming weeks, even as the Biden administration has yet to pick her replacement, two sources briefed on the situation said on Friday.

Others such as Jeff Zients, President Biden's coronavirus response coordinator, will be leaving the White House after 14 months on the job this month while Emily Horne, the spokesperson for the National Security Council, left her position on March 25.

"This period before the midterms is a common time for officials to depart," said a White House official, who did not wish to be named.

Harris is also hiring a new chief speechwriter, Meghan Groob. She most recently worked as an editorial director at Gates Ventures, where she was a speechwriter to Bill Gates, according to a separate memo sent to staff seen by Reuters. She was previously a senior speechwriter in the Obama administration.

Groob will replace Kate Childs Graham (NYSE:GHM), Harris's director of speechwriting, who left at the end of February.

 

 

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Elezabeth Thomas
Elezabeth Thomas Apr 07, 2022 2:46PM ET
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Good ridance.
Ron Raymond
Ron Raymond Apr 05, 2022 7:57AM ET
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Worst leaders in history, best they can do for our country is leave themselves, maybe move to china.
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another trump covk sucker i presume
John Wim
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I am embarrassed to call the old man my president and this women my Vice President of the US
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Donald Roberts Apr 04, 2022 8:09PM ET
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try calling the serial rapist and molester the president...haha...
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What about the donald, and his January 6, capitol insurrection. You prabably love him.
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The exodus continues
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Funny. My comments post right away usually... but cant say anything bad about these goons or comment goes to spending review.
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That’s because they are controling the bad news.
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Exactly
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It would stink to have to clean up her mess everyday
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Don’t blame her communications team; messaging failures are hard to avoid when you have severe performance failures.
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