A top former staffer who worked for Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) is moving to a job in the White House, the Daily Beast reported Tuesday.
Until January, Nunes chaired the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. He lost his gavel — and many staff positions — when Democrats took over the House of Representatives after winning the 2018 midterm elections.
Scott Glabe, who was the deputy staff director, has moved to the White House Counsel’s office.
“Glabe started working for Nunes on the House intelligence committee in January 2016, according to the congressional staff database Legistorm. He began as deputy general counsel, then became policy director, and then deputy staff director, according to the site. His worked there during a time of extraordinary tumult, as Republicans and Democrats on the panel warred over how to investigate Russian efforts to interfere in the 2016 election,” The Beast explained.
As chair of the committee, Nunes was widely criticized for refusing to investigate allegations of misconduct by the President Donald Trump’s administration.
For his efforts, Trump said he believes Nunes should receive the Medal of Honor.