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Trump Splits With Political Director Rick Wiley
Departure of top aide is latest shake-up in campaign

The Trump campaign statement said Rick Wiley was brought on as a consultant for a "short-term basis until the campaign was running full steam," but media reports noted that it was the first time the campaign had referred to him as temporary. (Tom Williams/Roll Call file photo)

Donald Trump continues to shake up his campaign staff as he heads into the general election, with a surprise announcement Wednesday that he is parting with his national political director Rick Wiley.  

The announcement, in a late-night press release, stood in contrast to the fanfare that accompanied Wiley's hiring just six weeks ago, when the former lobbyist was touted as a seasoned political expert who would bring depth and experience to Trump's staff.  

Team Trump Adds Another Ex-Lobbyist
The GOP front-runner hires Rick Wiley

Donald Trump greets supporters after speaking at a campaign rally in Albany.  (Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty Images)

Who says Donald Trump doesn't like lobbyists?  

Despite the GOP presidential front-runner's own rhetoric that he is immune from the influence of lobbyists and special interests, his campaign's latest high-profile hire is another formerly registered lobbyist.