White House Director of Intergovernmental Affairs Doug Hoelscher had said they'd be discussing "shared priorities", including workforce investment, prison reform and combating the opioid epidemic. "It's going to be a great 2019!" tweeted Mr. Mulvaney.
In the debate, he described Trump and his rival, Democrat Hillary Clinton, as "perhaps two of the most flawed human beings running for president in the history of the country". But press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Friday night that Mulvaney will not resign that job even though he "will spend all of his time devoted to his role as the acting Chief Of Staff for the President".
The president also met with former New Jersey governor Chris Christie, who served as an advisor during his 2016 presidential campaign, on Thursday.
Mulvaney co-founded the bipartisan Congressional Blockchain Caucus which is an alliance of lawmakers that promotes crypto use at the federal legislative level. (Reince Priebus was the first, from January to July of 2017). "As a result I have asked him to no longer keep me in any considerations for this post". The announcement capped off a week of speculation and rumors about who would replace Gen. John Kelly for the position.
Trump appeared to be clearly embarrassed as other candidates had turned down the job.
Deadline for HealthCare.gov health insurance approaching fast
Since Open Enrollment began on November 1, 4.1 million consumers have selected a plan in the Federally Facilitated Exchange. The group estimates 146,000 South Carolinians are eligible for insurance plans that would carry no premiums next year.
Geminids Meteor Shower Peaking Tonight
Light from the moon makes it harder to see some fainter meteors, so it's best to wait until it sets to head outside. Moving at about 79,000 miles per hour , the Geminids can look as bright as planet Venus, according to USA Today .
No occasion to doubt decision-making in Rafale deal: SC
During the hearing, the Court had elaborately quizzed the officials from the Indian Air Force about the requirements of the force. The Rafale deal has triggered a controversy in India over the purchase of 36 twin-engine fighter jets from France.