Dude, where's my czar?

“It is not that long of a lapse,” he said. For federal employees “the onboarding process usually takes much longer — weeks or months.”

He noted that Klain’s previous experience in the administration, as Vice President Joe Biden’s chief of staff from 2009 through 2011, has put some grease on the gears: “Fortunately in this case, we were able to expedite this process because Mr. Klain has already been a member of the administration, so we were able to get that done very fast.”

Though Klain won’t be at the House hearing Friday, Schultz indicated that other administration representatives would be, though he didn’t know who they are.