Taylor Weyeneth is America's number two official in charge of drug policy. He's a 24-year-old former Trump campaign volunteer whose resume is singularly unimpressive: apart from being a frat brother in good standing at St John's University and organizing a single charity golf tournament, the only real jobs he's ever held were working in his daddy's chia seed factory (which closed when his dad went to jail for illegally processing Mexican steroids) and working as a legal assistant at the New York white shoe law firm of O'Dwyer & Bernstien.
But this job was a bit of a mystery, because different versions of Weyeneth's resumes listed different tenures at this firm. However, one of the partners at the firm, Brian O'Dwyer, has clarified the mystery. Weyeneth was fired because he "just didn't show."
In a résumé initially submitted to the government, Weyeneth said he worked at the firm until April 2016. When an FBI official called as part of a background check in January 2017, the firm said Weyeneth had left eight months earlier than the résumé indicated, O'Dwyer said.
A spokesman at the Office of National Drug Control Policy — where Weyeneth, 24, is deputy chief of staff — said Weyeneth was unavailable for comment. In replies to The Post, the White House did not address questions about Weyeneth's work at the law firm.
An administration official previously said that Weyeneth revised his résumé to correct "errors." In a revised résumé, Weyeneth said he worked at the law firm from November 2014 to August 2015. Details of his time there and the circumstances of his departure have not been previously reported.
Trump's 24-year-old drug policy appointee was let go at law firm after he 'just didn't show' [Robert O'Harrow Jr/Washington Post]