White House expected to name new deputy chief of staff

Posted on: November 10th, 2017 by ABC News No Comments

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The White House is expected to announce the appointment of Jim Carroll as deputy chief of staff to succeed Kirstjen Nielsen, President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the Department of Homeland Security, ABC News has learned from a senior administration official.

Carroll most recently served as counsel to the White House Office of Management and Budget and was previously part of the White House counsel’s office from the beginning of the Trump administration.

“He’s a low-key guy who fits the [John] Kelly mold of a buttoned-down, process-oriented pro,” said a senior administration official. “He’s been in the White House since early on, so knows the dynamics.”

Carroll would be the third person to serve as second in command to the White House chief of staff in the 10 months since the president took office.

Before joining the Trump administration, Carroll served as Washington counsel to Ford Motor Co.

The current deputy chief of staff, Nielsen, an expert on national security, appeared before the Senate earlier this week for her confirmation hearings to become Homeland Security secretary. The full Senate has yet to vote on her nomination.

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