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November 6, 2019

The White House will soon welcome two new members to the team helping President Trump deal with the House impeachment inquiry.

A senior administration official and a Republican close to the White House told Politico on Wednesday that Pam Bondi, a former attorney general of Florida, and Tony Sayegh, a former Treasury official, are both joining the effort to help Trump fight impeachment. Bondi will be a West Wing senior adviser, while Sayegh will work with the press team that is putting together a communications strategy.

The administration official said these jobs will be temporary, with Bondi and Sayegh classified as special government employees. Bondi, who worked on Trump's transition team, has a lot of fans in the White House, including first daughter Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner. A Trump adviser told Politico Trump personally asked Bondi to join the team, and "when the president asks, you can't say no. Pam knows her stuff and looks the part. She's from central casting. That's important." Catherine Garcia

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