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Crisis manager leaves White House counsel's office

Crisis manager leaves White House counsel's office

WASHINGTON – From Solyndra to Benghazi to the rollout of the Affordable Care Act, Ed Siskel has been the bespectacled, behind-the-scenes lawyer with the forensic assignment – figure out exactly what went wrong so the White House can fix it, explain it and make sure it does not happen again.

After three years in the Office of White House Counsel, one as its deputy, the Chicago-area native has left the job of damage prevention and control to others, and moved on to private practice with a firm in the nation’s capital.

His departure comes as the head of the office, Kathy Ruemmler, is also preparing to leave. The White House is expected to name her replacement...

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