President-elect Donald Trump has offered top political positions in his administration to three of his most ardent supporters during the election.
Senator Jeff Sessions of Alabama has been offered the position of U.S. Attorney General, and has reportedly accepted that position. Before his service in the Senate, Sessions served for 12 years as a U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of Alabama, then as the state’s Attorney General.
Ret. Army Lieutenant General Michael Flynn, the former Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, has been offered the position of White House National Security Advisor. General Flynn has reportedly accepted the offer.
Mr. Trump has picked Kansas Congressman and Tea Party favorite Mike Popeo to head the CIA. Pompeo is a member of the House Select Committee on Intelligence and has been an ardent supporter of the Patriot Act and the National Security Agency’s collection of bulk data.
Governor Mike Huckabee will be visiting with Mr. Trump at Trump Tower later today to talk about a position in the new administration. Governor and former presidential candidate Mitt Romney will be meeting with Mr. Trump as well.