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This edition: Does it Matter Who Is the President's Chief of Staff?

Episode Details

Original tape date: December 11, 2017.

First aired: December 18, 2017.

The White House Chief of Staff has little job security. He is unelected, unconfirmed and serves at the pleasure of the President. Obama had five in eight years; Trump has had two in less than a year. Chris Whipple, author of The Gatekeepers, tells Jim Zirin that a strong chief is essential to a successful presidency.

Guest List

Chris Whipple Author, “The Gatekeepers”