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Top Justice national security post still vacant

One World Trade Center (GARY HERSHORN/REUTERS)

Jeffress, who had been Attorney General Eric Holder’s national security counselor before the London posting, would succeed Lisa Monaco, who officially moved to the White House in March to replace now-CIA Director John Brennan as the president’s chief homeland security and counter-terrorism adviser.

Before joining the Obama administration, Jeffress worked at Justice and in the Department of Defense during the Clinton administration.

We called the embassy Friday, but Jeffress declined to speak to us. (Shocking, no?) One knowledgeable source cautioned that no decision has been made and that there are other names in the mix.

Well, wouldn’t want to rush into things. It’s hardly been half a year since it was known the key Justice job was going to be vacant.

Al Kamen, an award-winning columnist on the national staff of The Washington Post, created the “In the Loop” column in 1993.


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