>> President Donald Trump to nominate deputy white house Chief of Staff Kirstjen Nielsen to head the sprawling Department of Homeland Security. With its wild ranging portfolio overseeing airport security, immigration policy, and disaster relief. An employment coming out after a delay in naming a replacement for former Homeland Security head John Kelly, who Trump tapped three months ago to be his chief of staff.
The 45 year old security veteran returns to the DHS after serving as Kelly's chief of staff when he lead the department. Nielsen a cyber security expert who also served under President George W Bush. Among Nielsen's first task would be bolstering the department's disaster relief agency FEMA. Now responding to the massive and deadly wildfires in Northern California, in the wake of three major hurricanes brutalizing Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico over three weeks in September.
Neilson's, no nonsense style is credited with helping Kelly bring a semblance of order to a White House beset with chaotic staff turnovers and legislative failures in the opening months of Trumps four year term.