McDonough expected to be named White House chief of staff

Deputy National Security Adviser Denis McDonoughDenis Richard McDonoughEx-Obama chief of staff: Obama's Russia response was 'watered down' Former Obama officials launch advocacy group aimed at Trump's foreign policy Obama: Bannon, Breitbart shifted media narrative in 'powerful direction' MORE is expected to be named White House chief of staff, according to a source familiar with the process.

President Obama is still said to be weighing a final decision on who might replace current chief of staff Jack LewJacob (Jack) Joseph LewTech relishes role as Trump antagonist Overnight Tech: EU investigates Apple's Shazam buy | FCC defends GOP commissioners CPAC visit | Groups sue FTC for Facebook privacy records | A big quarter for Google Treasury pushes back on travel criticism with data on Obama-era costs MORE, whom Obama has nominated for Treasury secretary. But others familiar with the process say they expect him to tap McDonough in the coming days.

McDonough, 43, has been with Obama for years, serving in his Senate office and going on to work on the 2008 campaign. He was heavily involved in some of Obama's major decisions on foreign policy, including the end of the war in Iraq and the drawdown of troops in Afghanistan.