Trump nominates Kirstjen Nielsen to lead Homeland Security

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump nominated his deputy chief of staff, Kirstjen Nielsen, as his next secretary of Homeland Security on Thursday.

Nielsen formerly served as John Kelly’s chief of staff when he held the position of Trump’s first DHS secretary. She moved with Kelly to the White House when Trump tapped him to serve as his own chief of staff, and was quickly named principal deputy.

Nielsen, an expert in homeland and national security policy, previously served as a special...


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