It also points to at least one news report where White House staffers purged their phones of compromising information. Trump, whose campaign rallies were filled with chants of "Lock her up", is now being criticized for the same reasons he used to attack Democrat Hillary Clinton.
The first lady didn't acknowledge any personal connection with Harleth in her hiring announcement, noting "his impressive work history and management skills", but an aide said he knows the family's likes and dislikes.
Donald Trump has called for "unity" as the United States president and first lady hosted their first congressional picnic at the White House.
Mr. Harleth now is the "director of rooms" at Trump International Hotel, which opened past year on Pennsylvania Avenue.
It's unclear how quickly a decision will be made, and, as with all things involving President Donald Trump, the situation could change.
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A small boy gives a thumbs up to President Donald Trump during the Congressional Picnic on the South Lawn of the White House, Thursday, June 22, 2017, in Washington.
On the other hand, Jeff Bezos, who is the CEO at Amazon, declared that he wants the Trump administration to use the technologies that are available commercially.
Scalise's condition was upgraded from "serious" to "fair" Wednesday after being shot in the hip last week at the GOP baseball practice.
The timing of Harleth's hire this week comes as little surprise to White House-watchers; it is, after all, just over one week since the first lady and 11-year-old Barron Trump have taken up official residence. The longest-serving in history, Irwin Hoover, served five different presidents between 1909 and 1933.
Who the chief usher role goes to may seem like a minor issue, but cases of administrations firing career officials and installing friends and associates of the president have been treated as scandals in the past.
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