A political ally Rahm Emanuel
A political supporter Richard L 'Jake' Siewert
Is Current yes
Notes The mayor's office enlisted the help of former Clinton press secretaries Joe Lockhart and Jake Siewert, as well as Joel Johnson, who was a Clinton senior adviser for policy and communications. Emanuel aides prepared a list of talking points for the trio and created a list of "surrogates" who could advocate for Emanuel in the media. the trio were helping to shape the mayor's message as national criticism mounted regarding the Laquan McDonald shooting.