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Trump picks Kelly aide Nielsen for Homeland Security Secretary

October 12, 2017 3:30 AM
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Trump picks Kelly aide Nielsen for Homeland Security Secretary

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly walks with Kirstjen Nielsen (left) on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington August 22, 2017. — Reuters picWASHINGTON, Oct 12 — President Donald Trump announced he plans to nominate Kirstjen Nielsen, a top aide to White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, to succeed him as secretary of Homeland Security, the White House said in a statement.

Nielsen had been Kelly’s chief of staff when he was secretary of Homeland Security and followed him to the White House, serving as his principal deputy there.

Nielsen, 45, has a background in cybersecurity. She previously worked as a homeland security adviser in Republican President George W. Bush’s White House and at the Transportation Security Administration.

Source: themalaymailonline.com

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