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White House taps Ney for DOD general counsel

January 9, 2018 at 7:39 PM

President Trump intends to nominate Paul Ney to serve as general counsel of the Defense Department, the White House announced tonight.

Ney most recently served as chief deputy attorney general in the Tennessee Attorney General's Office. He has also worked as acting general counsel of the Navy, as principal deputy general counsel of the Navy and as deputy general counsel for legal counsel in the Pentagon, according to the White House.