Mrs. Leiden and Mrs. Thomas did not respond to requests for comment.
Mrs. Leiden also raised concerns with the staff of Senator Mike Lee, a Utah Republican, about Ms. Liu when she was nominated for this No. 3 position at the Justice Department in March 2019, according to three people familiar with the discussion. After Mr. Lee and others objected to Ms. Liu’s appointment, the White House withdrew her candidacy.
Mrs. Liu became a flash point again when she was nominated for the post of Treasury. Someone presented Mr. Trump with a new copy of the memo attributed to Mrs. Leiden, according to someone familiar with the events.
Another memo, Ms. Thomas, accused Mr. Doce of obstructing foreign ministry jobs and claimed that one of them had changed another appointment to a foreign relief agency. This particular claim was a clear mistake, according to three people familiar with the memo.
The New York Times reported in January 2019 that Mr. Trump met that month with Mrs. Thomas and a half-dozen of her members at a time when it was sometimes a controversial meeting in the Roosevelt Room in the White House. At that meeting, Mrs. Thomas insisted that White House staff hinder the appointment of supporters of the president, and handed him over a list of proposed appointees.
Since the meeting, Mrs. Thomas and her group have been pressuring Mr. Trump to replace employers who they do not consider reliably conservative and have complained to White House staff that they are not getting enough attention from the Personnel Office.
Individually, officials at this office told colleagues that the proposed Ms. Thomas appointments could not escape proper scrutiny, including possibilities such as David A. Clark, the former mayor of Milwaukee County to take a role in Homeland Security, or guest Dan Dan Pongino on Fox News. Another anti-terrorism.
Despite her history of supporting Senator Ted Cruz of Texas for the Republican presidential nomination and attempting to stop Mr. Trump at the 2016 Republican National Convention, Mrs. Thomas presented herself to the White House as a measure of who is conservative and conservative enough supportive of Trump’s agenda, according to current administration officials And the ex.