, January 23 (Xinhua) according to US media reports, sources revealed that former White House coordinator for the new crown response Jeffrey Zienz is expected to replace Ron Klein as White House chief of staff.

  According to reports, Zienz was the director of the National Economic Council during the Obama administration and previously served as the acting director of the Office of Management and Budget.

During the Obama and Biden administrations, he was also CEO of investment firm Cranmill and a member of Facebook's board of directors.

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  In April 2022, Zienz resigned from his position as the first coordinator of the new crown response in the Biden administration and returned to the White House before the midterm elections to assist Klein in preparing personnel transfers and other projects.

  According to the report, Zienz is widely respected in Biden circles and is considered a strong and capable technocratic leader, but he has little political experience that will help oversee the presidential campaign.

A White House chief of staff, Ziontz, would show that Biden can rely on him to help run the administration, while other advisers focus on helping Biden win a second term.

  Zienz did not respond to a request for comment, nor did the White House.

  According to the New York Times, Klein may leave after Biden's State of the Union address on Feb. 7.

Kline has held the post longer than any other Democratic president's chief of staff.

Since the midterm elections in November 2022, Klein has been telling colleagues that he is ready to leave.

  The report pointed out that Kline's departure is expected to trigger broader staff changes, because some people will leave the White House to work on Biden's re-election campaign in 2024.

  News of the departure of the White House chief of staff came as Biden's approval rating fell to 40%, near his all-time low.

Previously, confidential documents during his tenure as vice president were exposed, which caused a lot of controversy.