On Saturday, Donald Trump made more cabinet choices for his administration staff. Post of National Security Adviser has gone to his trusted military adviser Lt Gen Michael Flynn while Congressman Mike Pompeo is selected to head the powerful CIA.
Trump also announced that he plans to nominate Senator Jeff Sessions to serve as Attorney General.
“It is an honor to nominate US Senator Jeff Sessions to serve as Attorney General of the United States,” Trump said.
Jeff Sessions has a prominent legal career and has served as the US Attorney for the Southern District of Alabama and Alabama Attorney General.
He was also one of President-elect Trump’s trusted advice-givers on the campaign and will now continue his service with Trump as nation’s chief law enforcement officer, Trump’s transition team said.
“Jeff has been a highly respected member of the US Senate for 20 years. He is a world-class legal mind and considered a truly great Attorney General and US Attorney in the state of Alabama. Jeff is greatly admired by legal scholars and virtually everyone who knows him,” Trump said.
“I am humbled to have been asked by President-elect Trump to serve as Attorney General of the United States,” Sessions said.
“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,” Sessions said.
Flynn, a retired United States Army Lieutenant General and former director of the Defence Intelligence Agency, dons the place of National Security Advisor with a festooned career of more than 35 years in the service.
And the third person entering into Trump’s pick is Pompeo, representing Kansas’ Fourth Congressional District. He is a former active duty cavalry officer in the US Army and graduated first in his class from the US Military Academy at West Point.
Mike Pence who is the vice-president elect told the reporters that Trump is a “man of action” and they have got a great number of men and women with great qualifications to look forward to serving in the new administration.
“Our agency teams arrived in Washington DC this morning and I am very confident it will be a smooth transition that will serve to lead this country forward and make America Great Again,” Pence said in response to a question.