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James Bacon (political aide)

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James Bacon is a college student and political aide who currently serves as the Director of Operations of the White House Office of Presidential Personnel.[1][2] He was appointed by John McEntee.[1] Before serving in the White House, Bacon served as a policy advisor in the United States Department of Transportation and as the Trump Administration's liaison to the Department of Housing and Urban Development.[1]

Bacon's role in the White House is primarily to vet presidential appointees and oversee employee paperwork.[3] In his role, Bacon directs the office's vetting of PAS positions, as well as the vetting of "thousands of lower-level appointees".[4] Bacon's appointment came as part of a broader purge of White House staff, spearheaded by McEntee, who are suspected of disloyalty to President Donald Trump.[4] According to Politico, Bacon will act as McEntee's "right-hand man" as the PPO continues its purge of the Trump Administration.[5]

Prior to his White House appointment, Bacon interned with the Trump Campaign and served on the post-election transition team.[6]

Bacon's grandmother claims that he worked as an intern for Democratic U.S. Representative Brad Sherman, though this employment was not mentioned on Bacon's White House disclosure report.[7][8] The same disclosure report indicated that Bacon had previously worked as a paralegal at a Falls Church, Virginia law firm, and as a basketball trainer, though his grandmother has disputed those claims.[7][8] The law firm whose name was mentioned on Bacon's disclosure report does not exist.[8]

Bacon is a senior at The George Washington University, where he is pursuing a bachelor's degree.[8] Bacon was raised in Los Angeles, California, where he attended Granada Hills Charter High School and played on the school's baseball team.[8]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "A new senior leader at the White House personnel office: A college senior". POLITICO.
  2. https://people.com/politics/trump-white-house-hires-a-college-student-james-bacon/
  3. https://www.huffpost.com/entry/james-bacon-white-house-personnel-office_n_5e5666cdc5b649ec4330c9c2
  4. 4.0 4.1 https://www.gwhatchet.com/2020/02/26/white-house-taps-senior-to-vet-presidential-appointees/
  5. https://www.politico.com/news/2020/02/25/college-senior-white-house-personnel-office-117493
  6. https://www.americanoversight.org/see-the-2017-resume-of-the-college-senior-hired-as-top-official-in-white-house-personnel-office
  7. 7.0 7.1 Shaw (ProPublica), Al. "James Bacon Financial Disclosure". www.documentcloud.org.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 Orecchio-Egresitz, Haven. "Grandmother says James Bacon, college senior and newly anointed White House official, is 'not some dumb kid Trump put in there'". Insider.

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