Trump nominates John Sullivan for No. 2 spot at State

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Washington( CNN) President Donald Trump has nominated attorney John Sullivan to serve as Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s deputy, the White House announced Tuesday.

Sullivan is a partner at Mayer Brown in Washington and co-chairs the law firm’s national defence practice. His nomination to the No. 2 discern at the State Department would fill one of the key national defence primacies still vacant as Democrats slow-walk the President’s nominees.

Sullivan previously acted as chairman of the United States-Iraq Business Dialogue, a government advisory committee that dealt with US-Iraq economic relations. He too contained senior primacies at the Justice, Defense, and Commerce agencies, including as deputy secretary and general counsel at Commerce, deputy general counsel at Defense and counselor to Assistant Attorney General J. Michael Luttig.