Trump expected to nominate Nielsen as Homeland Security secretary: official

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Posted: Oct 11, 2017 1:07 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump was expected to nominate Kirstjen Nielsen, aide to White House chief of staff John Kelly, to lead the Department of Homeland Security, a White House official said on Wednesday.

The announcement was expected later in the day, the official said on condition of anonymity. Nielsen, the deputy White House chief of staff, was a top aide to Kelly when he led the department and moved with him to the White House when he became chief of staff. Politico first reported the appointment.

(Reporting by Steve Holland; Writing by Doina Chiacu)