Trump To Nominate John Kelly Deputy As Next DHS Chief

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President Donald Trump plans to nominate Kirstjen Nielsen, a top aide to White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, to head the Homeland Security Department, an administration official said.

Trump's announcement could come as early as Wednesday, Politico reported, citing two administration officials and three outside advisers familiar with the matter.

Nielsen is an attorney who has experience in homeland security and cybersecurity, having served on the White House Homeland Security Council under President George W. Bush.

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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".

She now serves as Kelly's principal deputy chief of staff and was also his chief of staff at the Department of Homeland Security.

If confirmed, Nielsen will become just the third woman in Trump's cabinet, joining Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.

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China, in turn, has accused the United States of illegally trespassing into what it sees as its territorial waters. The trip will include a stop in China, which Trump has been pressuring to do more to rein in North Korea.

At the White House, however, as Kelly's enforcer, Nielsen quickly emerged as a controversial presence.

Prior to Nielsen's work for the current administration, she consulted on homeland security and preparedness matters, according to her biography at The George Washington University where she was a senior fellow at the school's Center for Cyber and Homeland Security.

She's the first nominee to lead DHS to have previously worked there. "I think her no-nonsense, business-like manner is what earned the confidence, first of General Kelly, and now the President".

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