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Peter Nicholas

Staff Writer

Peter Nicholas is a staff writer at The Atlantic, where he covers the White House.
Peter Nicholas is a staff writer at The Atlantic, where he covers the White House.
Management

Why Is John Kelly Speaking Out Now?

The former chief of staff is making the case that he spoke truth to power inside the White House. The trouble for him is how many Americans won’t be convinced.

Oversight

John Kelly Finally Lets Loose on Trump

The former chief of staff explained, in the clearest terms yet, his misgivings about Trump’s behavior regarding North Korea, immigration, and Ukraine.

Management

Analysis: Why Firing Mick Mulvaney Is Riskier Than Keeping Him

President Trump’s third chief of staff seemed destined for the door until impeachment came along.

Oversight

Mick Mulvaney’s Uncertain Fate

President Trump has not ruled out replacing his third chief of staff in less than three years.

Management

Ben Carson’s Appearance in Baltimore Didn’t Go as Planned

The housing secretary didn’t offer Trump the sort of full-throated defense that the president might have expected.

Management

Analysis: It’s a Precarious Time for Any Official in Trump’s Orbit

Alexander Acosta’s exit gratifies those who wanted him gone for his role in the Epstein plea deal. But the president’s advisers fear how more turnover reflects broader turmoil within the administration.

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Management

Trump’s Chief of Staff Is Having a Great Time

Mick Mulvaney wants you to know that he’s no narc like John Kelly.

Oversight

The Senate Could Embarrass Trump Over His National Emergency

A sufficient number of Republicans are poised to band with the Democrats in opposition to the president’s border-wall funding.

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