White House adviser Deese to lead search for Supreme Court nominee

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Posted: Feb 29, 2016 11:13 AM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's senior adviser Brian Deese will lead a White House team set up to choose, nominate and confirm a Supreme Court candidate, a White House official said on Monday.

"Brian will ensure that the full capacity of the White House is trained on this effort, even while the rest of the White House continues its important work on other Presidential priorities," the official said.

White House counsel Neil Eggleston will lead the legal process including the vetting of candidates, the official said. 

(Reporting by Jeff Mason; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)