Senior administration officials confirm that President Barack Obama has chosen former Defense Department general counsel Jeh Johnson to succeed Janet Napolitano as Homeland Security Secretary.
Obama is expected to formally nominate Johnson for the position on Friday. If confirmed, Johnson, 56, would become the first African-American to lead DHS.
As the Pentagon’s top lawyer from 2009 until last year, Johnson was at the center of many of the Obama administration’s major decisions on issues like counterterrorism and the use of drones. Read more at NBC POLITICS.