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Eli Stokols

Eli Stokols is a White House reporter based in the Los Angeles Times Washington, D.C., bureau. He is a veteran of Politico and the Wall Street Journal, where he covered the 2016 presidential campaign and then the Trump White House. A native of Irvine, Stokols grew up in a Times household and is thrilled to report for what is still his family's hometown paper. He is also a graduate of UC Berkeley and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
Troubles past and future hinder Trump's search for a new White House chief of staff

President Trump’s trouble in finding a new chief of staff, notable for someone who promised to hire the “best people,” owes largely to his own record of the last two years. He has shown repeatedly that he is his own chief of staff, rebuffing attempts to bring order to the White House.

Trump picks new attorney general and U.N. ambassador, while airing grievances against Mueller and Tillerson

President Trump said Friday he will nominate William “Bill” Barr to serve as attorney general, replacing Jeff Sessions, who resigned under pressure last month.  He also plans to nominate Heather Nauert, the State Department spokeswoman, to serve as ambassador to the U.N.

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