Donald Trump is currently taking advice and choosing people to be part of his cabinet when he takes the oath of office on January 20th, 2017. It is to be expected that Trump will fill these positions with people that are Republican and conservative in nature.
We’ll probably see people like Rudy Giuliani get offered a position (he’s the front runner for Secretary of State), or Ben Carson get offered Surgeon General (though he’s said he won’t accept any offer from Trump, we think he’ll change his tone once it’s offered in full), but who Trump just offered the position of “National Security Advisor” to is someone that’s a HUGE slap to the Obama presidency, in full.
Trump just offered it to the exact same general Obama fired for criticizing his ISIS efforts, Retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn.
President-elect Donald Trump has offered retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn the post of national security adviser, a transition official told Fox News Thursday night.
The official said that Flynn had not yet officially accepted Trump’s offer.
Flynn, who served as the director of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) between 2012 and 2014, has advised Trump on national security issues for months. As national security adviser, he would work in the White House and have frequent access to the president.
The position does not require confirmation by the Senate. Whoever holds it is typically shielded from congressional requests to testify or produce documents.
So essentially Trump can appoint this position free of charge. Awesome. If you remember your recent history, this is the same man who criticized Barack Obama for not putting enough effort into fighting ISIS and was consummately fired because of it. That’s gotta sting.