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White House Aide Is Selected to Run Homeland Security Department

White House Aide Is Selected to Run Homeland Security Department

President Donald Trump is planning to nominate Kirstjen Nielsen to succeed John Kelly as secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, Politico, Reuters and other outlets reported on Wednesday, citing unnamed sources.

In elevating Ms. Nielsen, Mr. Trump is installing a policy expert with deep experience in the Department of Homeland Security's mission, including immigration enforcement, disaster response and cybersecurity. She previously worked as a homeland security adviser in Republican President George W. Bush's White House and at the Transportation Security Administration.

The announcement was expected later in the day, the official said on condition of anonymity.

Rep. Bennie G. Thompson, D-Miss., the ranking member of the Committee on Homeland Security, said in a statement he was pleased the president had made a decision on filling the post "after letting the critical national security position remain vacant as the nation faced multiple major hurricanes and a domestic terrorism attack".

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Kelly brought her to the White House as his deputy when Trump named him chief of staff in July to replace Reince Priebus after only six months on the job.

It was not immediately clear when Nielsen's nomination would be announced.

Nielsen was Kelly's chief of staff while he was Homeland Security secretary.

Duke was criticized in September when she described Hurricane Maria relief efforts in Puerto Rico - where a large majority of the population still lacks electricity - as a "good news story". "I think her no-nonsense, business-like manner is what earned the confidence, first of General Kelly, and now the President". The department also is responsible for US border security.


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