CONFIRMED: Sessions AG, Pompeo CIA, Flynn Natl Sec Advisor
November 18, 2016
A Trump transition official says the following appointment offers have been accepted: Senator Jeff Sessions for Attorney General, Representative Mike Pompeo for CIA Director, and Retired General Michael Flynn for National Security Advisor.
- Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions will be next United States Attorney General.
- Kansas Representative Mike Pompeo will be next CIA director.
- Retired General Michael Flynn will be next National Security Adviser.
- Trump transition official confirmed cabinet offers were accepted Friday.
- Sessions opposes any path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants, enthusiastic backer of Trump’s promise to build a wall.
- Sessions is an Army veteran, a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and chairman of its Strategic Forces Subcommittee.
(NEW YORK CITY, NY) U.S. President-elect Donald Trump has tapped three senior leaders of his national security and law enforcement teams, choosing Senator Jeff Sessions for attorney general, Representative Mike Pompeo as CIA director and General Mike Flynn as national security adviser, a transition official said on Friday.
The transition official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the announcements would be made formally on Friday.
All three men have accepted Trump’s offer, the official said.
In choosing Sessions as the nation’s chief law enforcement officer, Trump would award a loyalist whose hard-line and at times inflammatory statements on immigration were similar to his own. Sessions opposes any path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants and was an enthusiastic backer of Trump’s promise to build a wall on the border with Mexico.
Sessions, 69, a former Alabama attorney general and U.S. attorney, has received a telephone call offering him the job, according to CBS News.
Bloomberg reported a Trump aide called Senator Ted Cruz, another possible contender for the job, on Thursday night to tell him Sessions would get the position.
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