A Rare Camera-Shy Trump Aide Eyes Exits After Shutdown Frustration

The North Portico of the White House is seen, Friday, Dec. 28, 2018, in Washington. The partial government shutdown will almost certainly be handed off to a divided government to solve in the new year, as both parties traded blame Friday and President Donald Trump sought to raise the stakes in the weeklong impasse. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
The White House is seen, Friday, Dec. 28, 2018, in Washington. The partial government shutdown will almost certainly be handed off to a divided government to solve in the new year, as both parties traded blame Friday... The White House is seen, Friday, Dec. 28, 2018, in Washington. The partial government shutdown will almost certainly be handed off to a divided government to solve in the new year, as both parties traded blame Friday and President Donald Trump sought to raise the stakes in the weeklong impasse. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) MORE LESS
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Shahira Knight, President Donald Trump’s camera-shy but effective legislative affairs director, is considering jumping ship after the prolonged frustration of trying to broker a deal between Trump and Congress on the shutdown, according to a Tuesday Politico report.

The White House denies these rumors.

Knight is considered a relatively competent and moderate voice within the Trump circle, and has come to verbal blows with senior policy adviser Stephen Miller over his hardline immigration tactics.

If she does go, Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney will reportedly try to fill her spot with a more aggressive figure.

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