Though President Donald Trump is expected to leave office in January, not all of his political appointees will follow. That’s due to a longtime, controversial practice called “burrowing” in which political appointees — whose jobs could easily be nixed by an incoming president — transition to more secure civil service positions, many times within the agencies they once helped lead….
When President Donald Trump leaves office Jan. 20, not all of his political appointees will leave, too. The News4 I-Team has learned a series of high-ranking appointees will be sticking around. Scott MacFarlane reports the way they’re doing it is legal, controversial and has been used by both parties for generations.