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BREAKING: Trump announces CIA director and attorney general picks

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You might call this transition period of Donald Trump’s administration “Fast and Furious.”

He’s already announced Lt. General Michael Flynn has been chosen for National Security Advisor.

And today, two more big picks.

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The New York Times reports President-elect Donald J. Trump has selected Senator Jeff Sessions, a conservative from Alabama who became a close adviser after endorsing him early in his campaign, to be the attorney general of the United States, according to officials close to the transition.

Mr. Sessions was also under consideration for secretary of defense, creating debate within the Trump transition team over which job he should fill.

Trump has selected Senator Jeff Sessions, a conservative from Alabama who became a close adviser after endorsing him early in his campaign, to be the attorney general of the United States, according to officials close to the transition.

Mr. Sessions was also under consideration for secretary of defense, creating debate within the Trump transition team over which job he should fill.

Also Fox reports, Trump has picked Kansas congressman and Tea Party favorite Mike Popeo to head the CIA under his administration, Fox News has confirmed.

Pompeo, 53, initially supported Florida Sen. Marco Rubio in the GOP primary but later played a key role in helping Vice President-elect Mike Pence prepare for his debate against Tim Kaine.

Pompeo, of Wichita, met with the president-elect’s transition team in New York’s Trump Tower earlier this week. He 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.

Pompeo was a vocal critic of President Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran and has come under fire for what his critics have called anti-Islamic rhetoric.

It’s getting interesting! Of course the one we’re watching closely here at allenbwest.com is SecDef…

[Note: This article was written by Michele Hickford]

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