Pickle taps Halbrooks to serve as deputy

Senate Sergeant at Arms Bill Pickle has tapped an attorney who oversaw his office's investigation into leaked Judiciary Committee memos to serve as his deputy.

Lynne Halbrooks, who currently serves as Pickle's general counsel, will take over for Keith Kennedy, who left the post to serve as the top aide to Appropriations Committee Chairman Thad CochranWilliam (Thad) Thad CochranGOP senators ask Trump to hold off on Venezuelan oil sanctions Both sides of the aisle agree — telemedicine is the future Overnight Finance: GOP offers measure to repeal arbitration rule | Feds fine Exxon M for Russian sanctions violations | Senate panel sticks with 2017 funding levels for budget | Trump tax nominee advances | Trump unveils first reg agenda MORE (R-Miss.). Halbrooks previously served as deputy counsel to the director of the executive office for U.S. attorneys at the Justice Department.

"She will be a great addition to the executive management team of the sergeant-at-arms organization," Pickle said. "She enjoys bipartisan support - as evidenced by the accolades she received from both Republicans and Democrats during the memogate investigation."