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Former White House deputy chief of staff joins D.C. consulting firm

Rick Dearborn sits to the left of former chief of staff Reince Priebus
Rick Dearborn, left, and former White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus. Photo: Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images

Rick Dearborn has been made a partner at the the Cypress Group, a political advocacy firm based in Washington, D.C., the WSJ first reported and Axios confirmed.

Details: Dearborn announced his resignation from the Trump administration in December but did not officially leave the White House until last month. At Cypress, Dearborn will consult clients in the energy, technology, health care, finance and defense sectors, the firm’s founding partner, Pat Cave, told the WSJ.

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Macron's blunt postgame

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French President Emmanuel Macron said at a remarkably candid postgame for a small group of reporters last evening that his State Visit left him convinced President Trump will withdraw from the nuclear deal with Iran, and that the U.S. president wants to create "a series of new Trump's deals."

His big takeaway: "[Y]our president is a dealmaker. You always have to understand the rationale of your counterpoint. He's a dealmaker. So he wants to find a deal and he wants to find a deal under his condition."