April 7, 2019 / 10:14 PM / 15 days ago

U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen leaving position: Trump

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen will be leaving her position, President Donald Trump said on Twitter on Sunday.

The president said Kevin McAleenan, the current U.S. Customs and Border Protection commissioner, would become the acting DHS secretary.

Reporting by Diane Bartz; Editing by Peter Cooney

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