Kenneth L. Wainstein
| Kenneth L. Wainstein |
|Born||Kenneth Leonard Wainstein|
|Alma mater||University of Virginia, University of California Berkeley|
Leader of Homeland Security Council, biodefense lobbyist
Kenneth Leonard Wainstein is an American lawyer. He served as the first Assistant Attorney General for National Security, and later as the Homeland Security Advisor to United States President George W. Bush.
Wainstein was appointed Homeland Security Advisor by President George W. Bush on March 30, 2008. He was also Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism and chaired the Homeland Security Council. He was appointed as the "National Continuity Coordinator" under the auspices of National Security Presidential Directive 51.
In October 2020, Wainstein signed a letter, along with 19 other Republican-appointed former U.S. Attorneys, calling President Donald Trump "a threat to the rule of law in our country" and endorsing Joe Biden.