DHS/NOMINATIONS: “President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he would nominate acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf to the role permanently.
Wolf has been serving in an acting capacity since November of last year. The last Homeland secretary to be confirmed by the Senate, Kirstjen Nielsen, resigned in April 2019…
Trump’s announcement comes after a government watchdog [Government Accountability Office] concluded that Wolf and Ken Cuccinelli, the senior official performing the duties of deputy secretary, are not legally qualified to hold their positions… The Department of Homeland Security has dismissed the GAO’s findings as mistaken.”
-Elisha Fieldstadt, “Trump to nominate Chad Wolf for Homeland Security secretary,” nbcnews.com, Aug. 25, 2020