- replace Chief of Staff Reince Priebus
- departure of chief strategist Steve Bannon ("nonsense" -- Bannon)
- short list of those being considered for chief of staff:
- House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA)
- Gary Cohn, former #2 at Goldman Sachs; has built considerable clout; rumored to be behind departure of Bannon; among the "Democrats" in the West Wing
- others from private sector but GOP insiders
Zinke was the first Navy SEAL to be elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.