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Kellyanne Conway Named Counselor To The President

President-elect Donald Trump named his former campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway, to serve as counselor to the president on Thursday. The assistant position, which hasn’t been occupied under President Barack Obama since early 2015, was first created by Richard Nixon and was formerly considered to be cabinet level. “In her position, Conway will continue her role as a close advisor to the president and will work with senior leadership to effectively message and execute the Administration’s legislative priorities and actions,” the Trump transition team wrote in a statement. On Wednesday, President-elect Donald Trump named activist investor Carl Icahn as an adviser on regulatory issues, and picked strident China critic Peter Navarro to head a new White House advisory council on trade and industrial policy.

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