By: Earnest Jones | 02-23-2017 | News
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Spirit Cooking in Washington? John Podesta Joins The Washington Post

An announcement by The Washington Post has revealed that the former chairman Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign, John Podesta will join the Opinion section as a contributing columnist, the paper made the announcement on Thursday. John Podesta will provide commentary and analysis on the intersection of politics and policy, the Trump administration and the future of the Democratic Party.

John Podesta served as the chief of staff to President Bill Clinton and as a counselor to President Barack Obama, he’s also recently written two op-eds for the Washington Post.

The op-ed was published back in December, it involved the FBI’s investigation into Russian hacking of the Democratic National Committee while the second one, which was published last week, was about President Donald Trump’s penchant for dismissing all criticism of himself as fake news.

The Editorial Page Editor Fred Hiatt made a statement in which he said that no one knows more about how Washington works, how the White House operates, and how policy ideas are translated into reality that John Podesta, adding that his long experience in Congress, inside two Democratic White Houses and on the front lines of numerous presidential campaigns, will offer readers the vital insight into Washington and politics at the start of a new era.

John Podesta will join a stable of contributors that includes Joe Scarborough, Fareed Zakaria and Charles Krauthammer and others. Podesta is also the founder and board member of the Center for American Progress, which is a liberal think tank based in Washington, D.C. He’s also been a visiting professor of law at the Georgetown University Law Center.


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