Trump reportedly installing 'shadow cabinet' in federal agencies

By Matt Hoffman, Buzz60

Politico reports that Donald Trump's White House is appointing a so-called "shadow cabinet" that's apparently a group of senior advisers placed within various federal agencies.

It looks like these advisers will report back to the White House on the the activities of those agencies and their leadership. The report cites the example of Wells Griffith, a Republican political operative who will serve as senior adviser for the Department of Energy.

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Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani told Politico that he governed New York similarly, saying, "I told my commissioners when I was mayor, you're going to have a spy on your agency."

The confirmation process for Trump's actual cabinet secretaries is ongoing.