Neil Eggleston to serve as Obama's new White House counsel

WASHINGTON Mon Apr 21, 2014 3:13pm EDT

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama has chosen former presidential lawyer Neil Eggleston as his new White House counsel to replace Kathyrn Ruemmler, who is resigning after nearly three years in the position, the White House said on Monday.

Eggleston was an associate White House counsel under Democratic President Bill Clinton. In recent years he has been a partner in the Washington and New York offices of the Kirkland & Ellis law firm.

He has experience in counseling both individuals and companies facing congressional and regulatory inquiries.

"Neil brings extraordinary expertise, credentials, and experience to our team. He has a passion for public service, is renowned for his conscientiousness and foresight, and I look forward to working closely with him in the coming years," Obama said in a statement.

(Reporting By Steve Holland; Editing by Jonathan Oatis)

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Art16 wrote:
Are we to assume that Kathyrn Ruemmler did not possess all the espoused sterling attributes of her replacement? Our lower case president is going to need all the help he can get with the widespread deception, lies, sleaze, and profound ignorance of the requirements of the Constitution that earmark this administration and the character flawed political appointees that have stacked the deck against rational and beneficial business of government for the People of the United States. I wish I had saved my “short timer’s” calendar from the Vietnam War. I would send it to the White House as a reminder to hurry up and go home.

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