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Examples of consigliere in a Sentence
the President's trusted consigliere and chief political strategist
Recent Examples of consigliere from the Web
White House Chief of Staff John Kelly fired Bannon on Friday, presumably to give the beleaguered consigliere more free time to ominously mill in the background of somebody else’s ethno-nationlist meetings.
Steve Bannon, now a White House consigliere, is by most accounts not a bigot in his personal dealings.
Trump son-in-law and consigliere Jared Kushner is of particular interest to FBI investigators, and will likely make Wray's confirmation one of the most contentious in the bureau's history.
Weissmann is a wartime consigliere about this stuff.
His controversial political views and famous father should make Graham the ultimate consigliere for Trump, who has surrounded himself with Clinton-era culture warriors.
The two men were close during last year’s campaign; Kushner came to see Bannon as a wartime consigliere.
This week, in advance of this morning’s gathering in Washington of Trump’s corporate consigliere, Uber chief Travis Kalanick stepped down from the president’s Strategic and Policy Forum.
Sister Mary (Diane Keaton), who later becomes his papal consigliere and public mouthpiece—
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consigliere and The Godfather
If you're a fan of The Godfather series of movies, the character Tom Hagen may have already come to mind. Hagen, the Corleones' family lawyer, is famously dismissed by the Don's successor and son Michael Corleone because he is not a "wartime consigliere." The word consigliere comes from Italian and has been a part our language since the 17th century; it was originally used of someone who served on a council in Italy. Currently, it is most commonly used to designate advisers to the Mafia—a use that first appeared in English in a document from a 1963 session of the U.S. Senate. It is also often used generally of a political or financial adviser, or any other trusted adviser for that matter.
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