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Denis McDonough: Likely new chief of staff
Denis McDonough on Obama international campaign swing, 2008. (photo by Lynn Sweet)
WASHINGTON– President Barack Obama is likely to tap deputy national security adviser Denis McDonough his next chief of staff, a source told the Sun-Times and multiple outlets are reporting.
McDonough and Obama have a strong personal relationship with ties going back to the 2008 presidential campaign where McDonough was a foreign policy advisor.
The new chief of staff follows Jack Lew, who Obama has nominated to be Treasury Secretary. Lew replaced Bill Daley; before Daley advisor Pete Rouse was interim chief of staff, taking over after first chief of staff Rahm Emanuel departed to run for mayor of Chicago.