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President Joe Biden will nominate his former COVID-19 response coordinator Jeff Zients as White House chief of staff when Ron Klain leaves the role in the coming weeks. Diverse reports—a staff shake-up that enters a new phase of Biden’s term, preparing for a possible 2024 presidential run, negotiating with a divided Congress and a ballooning scandal over the handling of classified documents competing with.

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Zients, 56, began serving as Biden’s COVID-19 response coordinator when Biden took office last spring.

He was later assigned to help Biden search for cabinet and senior administration officials.

Prior to his roles in the Biden White House, Zents was co-chair of Biden’s transition team following the 2020 presidential election; He also served as an economic advisor in the administration of former President Barack Obama.

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A day later comes news of the Giants' recruiting the new York Times reported that Klain would step down, a move he had reportedly long planned, shortly after the midterm elections. He is expected to remain in the role for several weeks to help with the transition of the Zents, CNN reported. citing sources. Klein, 61, has served as associate counsel to former President Bill Clinton and as chief of staff to former Vice President Al Gore. While Klain helped shepherd through many of Biden's key policy goals during his first two years in office, Zents' focus will be less about policy-making and more about the political future of Biden and the Democrats, as Biden The plan is to run for re-election in 2024. The Giants are also expected to play a key role in helping Biden navigate the Republican-controlled House, which has discussed Biden's classified documents, border policies, his family's business dealings and his Covid-19 policies. 19 has promised to investigate the response.

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66. This is the number of top Biden administration officials who have left office as of October Brookings Institution- 32% turnover rate, compared to 31% turnover rate during former President Donald Trump's first two years in office.

Biden's chief of staff Klan reportedly plans to quit (Forbes)