October 18, 2017

Top DHS Spokesman Lapan Leaving Trump Administration for BPC

David LapanCNN reports that David Lapan, the Press Secretary for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, is departing at the end of October to become Senior Director of Communications and Public Affairs at the Bipartisan Policy Center.

Regarding the timing, CNN reported: 

While the move comes on the heels of the announcement of a new nominee to be DHS secretary, top Kelly staffer Kirstjen Nielsen, Lapan said the move is unrelated, has been in the works for some time and is a personal decision.

CNN's report continued:

Lapan came to DHS at the request of Kelly, with whom Lapan had worked for more than a decade in the Marine Corps. The longtime Marine had also worked in the Pentagon press shop but had left government service and retired from the Marines to work in the nonprofit world when Kelly asked him to serve once again and join the administration. (CNN)

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