WASHINGTON, D.C. — Politico.com, a blog about government, announced on its website Thursday that President-elect Donald Trump had named Andrew Bremberg the director of the domestic policy council.
Bremberg is married to Russia native, the former Maria Cordonnier. Her parents, Ann and Henry Cordonnier, still live in Russia.
Bremberg’s appointment is not dependent on Senate confirmation.
The new director served as an aide in the Department of Health and Human Services during the George W. Bush administration. He has been an adviser to Sen. Mitch McConnell and was policy director of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s primary run for the presidency.
He led the Trump health and human services transition team.
In November, Bremberg told the Sidney Daily News that he can’t talk to the press.