Trump To Nominate Kirstjen Nielsen To Lead Department Of Homeland Security

Tyler Durden's picture

Two and a half months after President Donald Trump picked John Kelly to replace Reince Priebus as White House Chief of Staff, Trump has reportedly settled on Kelly’s replacement at DHS. And unsurprisingly, it's the candidate that Kelly has been pulling for, Kirstjen Nielsen, who served as his deputy when he ran the department.

A handful of media outlets reported Wednesday afternoon that Trump would soon announce that he’s selected Nielsen, who will then need to be confirmed by the Senate.

Politico reports that Nielsen served as White House chief of staff John Kelly’s top aide during his time as DHS secretary, and moved with him to the West Wing as his principal deputy chief of staff when he decamped for the White House in July.

Nielsen, 45, is a cybersecurity expert and an attorney with an extensive background in homeland security, including stints at the Transportation Security Administration and on the White House Homeland Security Council under President George W. Bush. Elaine Duke has been serving as acting secretary since Kelly stepped down.

As Axios explains, Nielsen was picked because nobody in the White House is closer to Kelly.

Michael Allen, a respected GOP national security figure who worked with Nielsen on the White House Homeland Security Council under George W. Bush highlighted the case for Nielsen in an email to Axios:

"No learning curve. No one else has same policy expertise in cyber, aviation security, FEMA. She takes it to the hoop. Moved to DC from Texas after 9/11 to help stand up TSA. Takes tough jobs, co-authored Katrina Lessons Learned Report which made FEMA better."

Politico also noted her “deep familiarity” with the department.

“She would be the first person to run the department who has actually worked there,” said a person close to the administration. “She has a deep familiarity.”
Nielsen, who was reportedly a dark horse candidate before Kelly started pulling for her, developed a close working relationship with Kelly during the transition, in which she served as his “sherpa,” guiding him through the Senate confirmation process.

According to Politico, Nielsen has been instrumental in Kelly’s efforts to push Trump and his senior aides to adhere to a more traditional policy making process, which hasn’t exactly made her the most popular person in the West Wing.

To be sure, as people familiar with the search reportedly told Politico, nothing in the White House is final until it's publicly announced.

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serotonindumptruck's picture

Crony Capitalism with a token blonde bimbo to make it seem legitimate.

ParkAveFlasher's picture

I don't care, as long as Hillary didn't appoint her.

Bes's picture

that's pretty low and fucking pathetic bar to pass.

fucking trumptards are so desperate that hillary is the measuring stick???


SickDollar's picture

You mean a  false blond , like most Murikan cunts.

for a 45 year old , she looks all used up (she definitely has that 1000 dick count stair)



Swamidon's picture

Lesbians don't get no real love.

Son of Loki's picture

Good choice. Looks like she doesn't take shit from no one.

Swamidon's picture

Nobody that's Human anyway.  We all know what the people on the top are.

land_of_the_few's picture

I could just see her with a helmet on thrashing the bejasus out of a Kawasaki.

Billy the Poet's picture

that's pretty low and fucking pathetic bar to pass.

fucking trumptards are so desperate that hillary is the measuring stick???


We were desperate enough to avoid Hillary that we voted Trump. Fact of life. You're not suggesting that that was a bad call are you?

covfefe MICdotard's picture

Let's put it this way.


I'd still rather have Trump in the White House & Hillary on Epstein's Island than the other way around.

Billy the Poet's picture

Epstein's Island


Just sit right back and you'll hear a tale...

covfefe MICdotard's picture

The cheese pizzas on Epstein's island are too young to need coconut bras.

SHsparx's picture

Now it's to the point where it would have been better if Hillary had won. Then at least the truth movement would have still been the truth movement instead of their heads burried up Trump's ass.

Billy the Poet's picture

Because the truth movement (whatever the hell that is) was just about ready to save the world until Trump got in.

serotonindumptruck's picture

Neither is Nikki Haley, and just look at what that warmongering bitch is doing.

If jews are the vampires, then goyim like these women are the ghouls who protect them while they sleep.

HK VP9's picture

Homeland Security is a giant swamp full of shit that needs to be disbanded, not continued. 

blue51's picture

DHS = Micheal Chertoff = Chertoff Group = a Storage Server in Israel

Son of Loki's picture

DHS, as well as doj and fbi, need to be gutted out of all the Obama Marxist holdovers and replaced with Americans.

Delving Eye's picture

Yours is the only intelligent comment on this post. All others are from useless limpdick assholes who wouldn't know a real woman from a butt scratch. ZH used to have more class. Not any more.

Billy the Poet's picture

Looks like you're bringing back the class to ZH singlehandedly.

Escapegoat's picture

She's younger than I am and looks 20 years older.

Shitonya Serfs's picture

Spying on and groping your fellow Americans will do that to you.

Endgame Napoleon's picture

What is her position on strict enforcement of illegal border crossings and the other Deplorable agenda items that got Trump elected?

peopledontwanttruth's picture

Verbally or Actually?

Huuuuuuuge difference as we've seen and heard for decades

peopledontwanttruth's picture

Even when we don't think people have a conscience it still takes its toll doing the Devil's work

E.F. Mutton's picture

So what are her qualifications? Is she Lesbian, Vegan, Amputee, 1/64 Black...what?

Oh sorry, wrong administration.

land_of_the_few's picture

Lawyer. She already knows the Homeland stuff inside-out.

White Devil's picture

She's only 45? She looks a lot more crusty than that.

shizzledizzle's picture

Lot of long, coked out nights on her knees and back to get where she is at... You should be a little nicer to her. 

joeyman9's picture

People get the face they deserve by the time they have reached her age.  You think it's easy being a high level political bureacrat in Washington these days, especially with all the attacks coming from everywhere.  OTOH, I'm not in the least impressed.  Where's her credentials expouding concepts of freedom and liberty.  I see none.

PS. I would guess her age is 60 plus from the photo.


MortimerDuke's picture

Huge up-arrow.  I'm going to use that line with your permission - "People get the face they deserve."  That's hysterical.  Thanks man, er, man9!

covfefe MICdotard's picture

Nowadays, if you want to fuck your way to the top you'd either better do it fast, or start while you're still in your teens.

PT's picture

"By the time a man reaches 40, he has the face he deserves."  I can't remember all the other details and I think the other part of the saying says something else about women but it has been around for a long time.  Feel free to investigate further.

gregga777's picture

That was my reaction, too. She looks more like she's 65, not that that's a bad thing. She's spent way too many hours out in the sun and smokes too many packs a day. Cigarettes are guaranteed to really ruin a woman's facial skin.

White Devil's picture

I have a stem cell protein cream she can put on her face. It cums out of a tube.

Miskondukt's picture

Just drew a few looks at the bar after my very audible lol

helloimjohnnycat's picture

I don't care if the bitch is 5 or 105, a zero or a 10, fucks double-dicked camels in Mecca, and smokes Chuck Berry's dead black schlong.

Any person working for DHS / TSA is dead or should be.

How many layers of gov't bullshit do we need to prevent we the people from being free ?

Huh ? Huh ?  Huh ?




serotonindumptruck's picture

Yeah, alcohol, nicotine and cocaine tend to have that effect on people.

With many women, the deleterious effects are much more apparent, as in this case.

TheGardener's picture

Hard thinking folks get the face they deserve. By that beautiful scandinavian name you would expect a rather still doable blonde chick even at age 45. Expectations failure, this hag (intentionally ? ) pictured on a sad stressful day does really look like 65 if not older if discounting true hair color.

Maybe she has been somewhat ugly even if young to start with but there is not much of a grimace on that skull left  to tell a tale at all.

Bad genes only make up for premature aging explanations at this drastic level.

But those clever things should just be judged as the males they are and the males jobs they are applying for...



lifetide's picture

 She's got that smokey whiskey voice so attractive in a mature woman.


moorewasthebestbond's picture

It's the mileage, not the years.

vulcanraven's picture

I'm 41 and can't tell you how many women I have met in my age bracket who lie and say they are my close to my age but are actually mid to late 50's, and look it.

moorewasthebestbond's picture

That's why I never bang any bitchez who aren't verifiably over 18 and under 30.

vulcanraven's picture

It's always on dating websites, they list their age as early 40's and look about 20 years older. I guess most women really do age like milk after all, the cock carousel can do that to you.

TheGardener's picture

Very hard for a woman to pass through 30 and still being attractive. Same as with men passing 50.  Most woman lose almost all their

nubility and being desirable at the latest at age 26 , while the rule of old made them obsolete beyond age 22.

If you meet a good chick with beautiful eyes and a good attitude that has already just passed the watershed of the 30 years of age threshold of staying pretty , you could still marry her, she will still have pretty blue eyes to love for on her death bed.