The Senate on Tuesday confirmed Lisa Monaco to be deputy attorney general, putting a seasoned national-security official in charge of the Justice Department’s day-to-day operations as it confronts a rise in domestic extremism and threats from abroad.
Ms. Monaco, 53 years old, was confirmed in a 98-2 vote, with Democrats and Republicans alike praising her ample experience for the department’s No. 2 post. She has worked in national-security and law-enforcement jobs for nearly two decades, serving at the end of the Obama administration as the president’s homeland-security adviser after he considered her as director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
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