Ousted White House drug-policy aide joins HUD

- Maret 07, 2018

President Donald Trump’s former liaison to the Office of National Drug Control Policy, who was pushed out after questions surfaced about his lack of experience, has joined the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Taylor Weyeneth will serve as a mid-level official in the office of Community Planning and Development, according to HUD spokesman Raphael Williams. He will focus on opioid policy, Williams said.

Weyeneth, a onetime Trump campaign aide, was forced to step down from his White House post in January after inconsistencies in his resume were revealed. A Washington Post story detailed his rise to influence within the Trump White House despite a lack of work experience.

Weyeneth will start at HUD as a general schedule 9 employee.

Williams had no immediate explanation for Weyeneth’s hiring.


 

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