All have accepted
Earlier this morning, reports indicated Trump’s transition team had selected an Attorney General, CIA Director, and National Security Advisor.
AG: Sen. Jeff Sessions
CIA Director: Rep. Mike Pompeo
National Security Advisor: Retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn
Politico confirms those individuals have accepted the posts:
“I am humbled to have been asked by President-elect Trump to serve as Attorney General of the United States,” Sen. Jeff Sessions said in the statement. “My previous 15 years working in the Department of Justice were extraordinarily fulfilling. I love the Department, its people and its mission. I can think of no greater honor than to lead them. With the support of my Senate colleagues, I will give all my strength to advance the Department’s highest ideals. I enthusiastically embrace President-elect Trump’s vision for ‘one America,’ and his commitment to equal justice under law. I look forward to fulfilling my duties with an unwavering dedication to fairness and impartiality.”
Rep. Mike Pompeo
“I am honored to have been given this opportunity to serve and to work alongside President-elect Donald J. Trump to keep America safe. I also look forward to working with America’s intelligence warriors, who do so much to protect Americans each and every day,” said Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.), Trump’s choice to lead the CIA.
Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn
“I am deeply humbled and honored to accept the position as National Security Advisor to serve both our country and our nation’s next President, Donald J. Trump,” said retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn in the statement.
Sen. Sessions and Rep. Pompeo’s roles require Senate confirmation. Both appear to have requisite support.
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