Trump picks conservative loyalists for attorney general, CIA

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Published on November 18, 2016 by pmnews   ·   No Comments

Donald Trump, U.S. president

Donald Trump, U.S. president

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump on Friday picked three conservative loyalists with hard-line views on immigration and counter-terrorism to lead his national security and law enforcement teams.

According to a statement issued on Friday by Trump’s transition team, the choices include U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions for Attorney General and Representative Mike Pompeo as CIA Director.

Retired Lt. Gen. Mike Flynn, who had been a stalwart in supporting Trump’s promises to take tougher approach to militant Islamist groups, was also picked as National Security Adviser.

The decisions followed the Republican president-elect’s consultations to fill key positions in his administration, which would take over from Democratic President, Barack Obama, on Jan. 20.

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