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Former Special Assistant to the Secretary of the Interior

Wadi Yakhour previously served as a special assistant working in scheduling and advance to the Secretary of the Interior. Yakhour left Interior in June 2017.

From 2008 to 2014, Wadi Yakhour worked as an aviation warfare systems operator in the U.S. Navy. Yakhour then attended Washington State University in Vancouver, Washington. Wadi Yakhour, who was a “field consultant for the Trump campaign” from August 2016 to November 2016, brags on his LinkedIn page that he was “Communications Director” on a “U.S. Presidential Campaign.”

Sources: [Al Shaw, Justin Elliott, and Derek Kravitz, “Here are More than 400 Officials Trump has Quietly Deployed Across the Government,” ProPublica, 03/08/17, Email from Edward Keable, “Subject: Political Officials’ First-cut Office Assignments,” obtained via Energy & Environment News, 01/21/17, LinkedIn Profile for Wadi Yakhour, accessed 06/06/17, Patty Hastings, “Club brands nonprofits,” The Colombian, 12/07/16, and Emily Yehle and Hannah Northey, “Mystery Trump workers hold DOE, Interior jobs,” Energy & Environment, 03/30/17; Trump Town Search for Wadi Yakhour, ProPublica, accessed 03/12/18]

Background Information

Previous Employers

Political Connections

Wadi Yakhour donated to Donald Trump’s campaign.

Wadi Yakhour has donated to Donald Trump’s campaign.

[Laura Paskus, “Meet the new Trump staffers in charge of tribal, land, water and wildlife issues,” NM Political Report, 03/23/17]

Financials

Financial Disclosure

Department of the Interior salary: $54,972

[Wadi A. Yakhour, ProPublica’s Trump Town, accessed 03/14/18]

Other Information

As of December 2016, Wadi Yakhour was in his Junior Year at Washington State University, Vancouver.

[Patty Hastings, “Club brands nonprofits,” The Colombian, 12/07/16]

Wadi Yakhour, who was a “field consultant for the Trump campaign,” brags on his LinkedIn page that he was “Communications Director” on a “U.S. Presidential Campaign.”

Wadi Yakhour, who was a “field consultant for the Trump campaign,” brags on his LinkedIn page that he was “Communications Director” on a “U.S. Presidential Campaign.”

[LinkedIn Profile for Wadi Yakhour, accessed 06/06/17]