"Today, President Donald J. Trump announced his intent to nominate the following individual to a key position in his Administration: Stephen E. Biegun of Michigan, to be Deputy Secretary of State", the release said on Thursday.
INBOX: Trump to nominate Steve Biegun to be Deputy Secretary of State pic.twitter.com/blBvbQ81pi— Ben Jacobs (@Bencjacobs) October 31, 2019
Media correspondents on Twitter supposed that if nominated, Biegun would replace John Sullivan as No. 2 official at the US Department of State. Sullivan now serves as the US Ambassador to Russia.
Pres announces intent to nominate Stephen Biegun to be Deputy Secretary of State. He now serves as Special Representative for North Korea. If confirmed, he would succeed John Sullivan as #2 at the State Department. Sullivan has served as the US Secretary of State and is now going through the Senate confirmation process to be the next US Ambassador to Russia.— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) October 31, 2019
In August 2018, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Biegun was named the special envoy for North Korea to oversee the denuclearization process. It is not clear yet, who will take Biegun's place in case of his nomination.