Deputy White House Counsel Uttam Dhillon Expected to Head DEA

Uttam Dhillon (Linkedin photo)

By Allan Lengel

The musical chairs continues at the DEA.

Uttam Dhillon,  deputy White House counsel, is expected to be named the next interim head of the DEA, replacing  Robert W. Patterson, who  announced last month he was leaving the agency after a 30-year DEA career, the Washington Post reports.

The agency has a long history of keeping interim heads for years without being confirmed.

Dhillon has played a key role in internal discussions surrounding the firing of FBI director James B. Comey and the special counsel’s probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election,  the Post writes.

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