Trump Asks Retired Gen. Mike Flynn to Be National Security Adviser: Source

President-elect Donald Trump has asked retired Army Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn to be his national
security adviser.

According to NBC news, a senior transition officer confirmed that but it was not clear if Flynn had accepted.

Flynn — a controversial figure who has been known to eschew “political correctness” — is a Trump loyalist who stayed by the candidate’s side even as other national security experts sharply criticized him during the campaign.

NBC News reported in July that Trump’s team vetted Flynn as a possible vice presidential running
mate.

The special assistant to the president for national security affairs coordinates the synthesis
and presentation of the information generated by the vast U.S. national security apparatus — the State Department, the Defense Department, the CIA, the National Security Agency and a host of
other intelligence agencies. The national security adviser serves as the president’s top day-to-day
counselor on foreign and military affairs.

The appointment doesn’t require confirmation by the Senate.

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