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DHS Secretary Nielsen resigns

Kirstjen Nielsen, whose background in cybersecurity sparked praise when she was named Department of Homeland (DHS) Secretary, reassigned Sunday. “This afternoon I submitted my resignation to @POTUS and thanked him for the opportunity to serve in his administration. It’s been an honor of a lifetime to serve with the brave men and women of @DHSgov,”…
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Trump boots Secret Service chief in DHS shakeup

A day after Kirstjen Nielsen was reportedly dismissed as Department of Homeland Security (DHS) secretary, President Trump abruptly fired the director of the U.S. Secret Service (USSS), Randolph “Tex” Ailes and named USSS Assistant Director of the Office of Protective Operations James Murray to replace him. “United States Secret Service director Randolph ‘Tex’ Alles has…
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Mulvaney told Nielsen to talk election security outside Trump’s earshot

White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney allegedly warned former Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen to keep 2020 election security off of President Trump’s radar shortly before she left office. It “wasn’t a great subject and should be kept below his level,” a New York Times report cited Mulvaney as saying. Mulvaney’s…
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