John Podesta joins The Washington Post as a contributing columnist

Hillary Clinton’s former campaign chairman, John Podesta, has joined The Washington Post as a contributing columnist, the newspaper announced Thursday.

Mr. Podesta’s columns “will provide commentary and analysis on the intersection of politics and policy, the Trump administration and the future of the Democratic Party,” The Post said in a news release.


“No one knows more about how Washington works, how the White House operates, and how policy ideas are translated into reality than John Podesta,” Fred Hiatt, The Post’s editorial page editor, said in a statement.


“His long experience in Congress, inside two Democratic White Houses and on the front lines of numerous presidential campaigns, will offer readers vital insight into Washington and politics at the start of a new era,” he said.

Mr. Podesta previously served as chief of staff to former President Bill Clinton and counselor to former President Barack Obama. He’s also a visiting law professor at Georgetown University and the founder and board member of the Center for American Progress.


His most recent op-ed for The Post, titled “Trump’s dangerous strategy to undermine reality,” criticized the president’s treatment of the press.



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