The Latest: Trump to nominate White House aide to head DHS - ABC FOX Montana Local News, Weather, Sports KTMF | KWYB

The Latest: Trump to nominate White House aide to head DHS

Posted: Updated:

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on the nomination of Kirstjen Nielsen as secretary of Homeland Security (all times local):
    
5:15 p.m.
    
The White House says President Donald Trump will nominate Kirstjen Nielsen to serve as his next secretary of Homeland Security.
    
Nielsen is currently the White House principal deputy chief of staff.
    
Nielsen formerly served as John Kelly's deputy when he held the post of Trump's first DHS secretary. She moved with Kelly to the White House when Trump tapped him as chief of staff.
    
The White House says Nielsen has "extensive professional experience in the areas of homeland security policy and strategy, cybersecurity, critical infrastructure and emergency management. "
    
She also worked for the Transportation and Security Administration under former President George W. Bush.
    
___
    
3:05 p.m.
    
President Donald Trump is expected to nominate White House aide Kirstjen Nielsen as his next secretary of Homeland Security.
    
That's according to three people familiar with his decision. They spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss deliberations before a formal announcement.
    
Nielsen was former DHS Secretary John Kelly's deputy when he served in that role and moved with Kelly to the White House when he was tapped to be Trump's chief of staff.
    
Elaine Duke has been filling in as acting secretary in the meantime.
    
Neither the White House nor Nielsen responded to requests for comment.
    
Neilsen is an expert in homeland and national security policy. She previously worked as a special assistant to George W. Bush and for the Transportation Security Administration.
    
The plans were first reported by Politico.

(Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

  • StatewideMore>>

  • Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee continue to discuss ways to protect Grizzlies

    Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee continue to discuss ways to protect Grizzlies

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 12:43 AM EST2017-12-13 05:43:51 GMT
    In wildlife news, managers from local, state and federal agencies are meeting in Missoula this week to talk about Grizzly bear management. The Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee has been discussing the future of the Grizzly bear, after a decision earlier this year to lift endangered species act protections for bears in the greater Yellowstone area. Two weeks ago, a sub-committee met in Missoula to discuss protection and recovery plans. Committee members told ABC FOX Montana, they...
    In wildlife news, managers from local, state and federal agencies are meeting in Missoula this week to talk about Grizzly bear management. The Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee has been discussing the future of the Grizzly bear, after a decision earlier this year to lift endangered species act protections for bears in the greater Yellowstone area. Two weeks ago, a sub-committee met in Missoula to discuss protection and recovery plans. Committee members told ABC FOX Montana, they...
  • 2017’s HOT toys: We buy them and try them

    2017’s HOT toys: We buy them and try them

    Tuesday, December 12 2017 11:42 PM EST2017-12-13 04:42:23 GMT

    Before you spend your money on any toys this season, ABC FOX Montana combed through all the hot toy lists we could find and purchased seven toys and put them to the test.

    Before you spend your money on any toys this season, ABC FOX Montana combed through all the hot toy lists we could find and purchased seven toys and put them to the test.

  • Democrat Doug Jones wins Alabama Senate seat

    Democrat Doug Jones wins Alabama Senate seat

    Tuesday, December 12 2017 10:41 PM EST2017-12-13 03:41:50 GMT

    Democrat Doug Jones has won election to the U.S. Senate from Alabama, dealing a political blow to President Donald Trump.

    Democrat Doug Jones has won election to the U.S. Senate from Alabama, dealing a political blow to President Donald Trump.

  • Most Popular

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • New TSA security procedures underway in all Montana airports

    New TSA security procedures underway in all Montana airports

    Tuesday, December 12 2017 6:44 PM EST2017-12-12 23:44:42 GMT

    As of this week, most people flying out of a Montana airport will be required to remove electronic items larger than a phone from their carry-on luggage when going through a TSA checkpoint.

    As of this week, most people flying out of a Montana airport will be required to remove electronic items larger than a phone from their carry-on luggage when going through a TSA checkpoint.

  • Special Edition Grizzly Sports Report: Bobby's Back

    Special Edition Grizzly Sports Report: Bobby's Back

    Monday, December 11 2017 11:04 PM EST2017-12-12 04:04:27 GMT
    New Griz Head Coach Bobby Hauck sits down with Shaun Rainey for a special edition of the Grizzly Sports Report to talk about his journey into the coaching ranks and being back at Montana for a second go around. 
    New Griz Head Coach Bobby Hauck sits down with Shaun Rainey for a special edition of the Grizzly Sports Report to talk about his journey into the coaching ranks and being back at Montana for a second go around. 
  • Woman reports assault by man she met on Plenty of Fish

    Woman reports assault by man she met on Plenty of Fish

    Tuesday, December 12 2017 3:32 PM EST2017-12-12 20:32:51 GMT
    MISSOULA- A man is charged with aggravated assault and a woman was severely injured after a date on Dec. 8. According to the Missoula County Sheriff’s Office, the woman, “Jane Doe,” met Andrew Hoskins, 41, through the dating site Plenty of Fish. On Dec. 8, she went over to Hoskins’ home. Jane Doe reports that they chatted for a while before Hoskins “snapped” and dragged Doe into his bedroom by her hair. She reports that he beat her, slamming her he...
    MISSOULA- A man is charged with aggravated assault and a woman was severely injured after a date on Dec. 8. According to the Missoula County Sheriff’s Office, the woman, “Jane Doe,” met Andrew Hoskins, 41, through the dating site Plenty of Fish. On Dec. 8, she went over to Hoskins’ home. Jane Doe reports that they chatted for a while before Hoskins “snapped” and dragged Doe into his bedroom by her hair. She reports that he beat her, slamming her he...
  • Our Apologies

    The page you requested is currently unavailable. Pages on this site are constantly being revised, updated, and occasionally removed. You may have followed an outdated link or have outdated pages in your

    You have reached a page which is currently unavailable. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please use your browser's BACK button to return to the previous page

  • 2017’s HOT toys: We buy them and try them

    2017’s HOT toys: We buy them and try them

    Tuesday, December 12 2017 11:42 PM EST2017-12-13 04:42:23 GMT

    Before you spend your money on any toys this season, ABC FOX Montana combed through all the hot toy lists we could find and purchased seven toys and put them to the test.

    Before you spend your money on any toys this season, ABC FOX Montana combed through all the hot toy lists we could find and purchased seven toys and put them to the test.

  • MAFB Airmen arrested for kidnapping, assault, robbery

    Monday, December 11 2017 8:11 PM EST2017-12-12 01:11:41 GMT

    Julia Russell, 22, of the 741st Missile Security Forces Squadron was arrested last week in Tulare, California for kidnapping, assault with a deadly weapon, robbery, and conspiracy to commit a felony. According to Tulare Police, on November 30th at approximately 9 P.M.  officers were dispatched to the area of State Route 137 and Road 68 regarding a female that had been assaulted. The victim stated she was taken against her will, assaulted and robbed of her property by the su...

    Julia Russell, 22, of the 741st Missile Security Forces Squadron was arrested last week in Tulare, California for kidnapping, assault with a deadly weapon, robbery, and conspiracy to commit a felony. According to Tulare Police, on November 30th at approximately 9 P.M.  officers were dispatched to the area of State Route 137 and Road 68 regarding a female that had been assaulted. The victim stated she was taken against her will, assaulted and robbed of her property by the su...

  • Petition in support of new UM football coach Bobby Hauck gains hundreds of signatures

    Petition in support of new UM football coach Bobby Hauck gains hundreds of signatures

    Monday, December 11 2017 11:57 PM EST2017-12-12 04:57:05 GMT

    A new petition is gaining traction in support of newly-hired University of Montana football coach Bobby Hauck.

    A new petition is gaining traction in support of newly-hired University of Montana football coach Bobby Hauck.

  • Fire destroys Butte building

    Fire destroys Butte building

    Tuesday, December 12 2017 4:08 PM EST2017-12-12 21:08:31 GMT

    The Butte Fire Department is responding to a structure fire at a business on Front Street. 

    The Butte Fire Department is responding to a structure fire at a business on Front Street. 

Powered by Frankly

Features

  • More Features
  • Powered by WorldNow
    All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 Cowles Montana Media. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.