Trump Nominates 3 Allies for US Top Security JobsLatest News, U.S./Canada, World News Friday, November 18th, 2016
BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The US President-elect Mr. Donald Trump has nominated three of his close allies, including Alabama Senator, Mr. Jeff Sessions as the attorney general and other top security.
Mr .Sessions, who is a former prosecutor elected to the Senate in 1996, was rejected for an appointment as a Federal judge in 1986 due to alleged racist remarks.
Mr. Trump in a statement described Mr. Sessions as a “world class legal mind”.
On his part, Mr. Sessions said in a statement that he “enthusiastically” embraced President-elect Trump’s vision for “one America and his commitment to equal justice under law”.
“I look forward to fulfilling my duties with an unwavering dedication to fairness and impartiality,” he added.
In the same vein, another Conservative Republican, Trump has nominated Mike Pompeo as the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) director and retired Lt-Gen Michael Flynn as the national security adviser.
Sessions and Flynn, are close allies of Mr. Trump since the early days of his campaign and share many of his views.
Mr. Sessions opposed any path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants and was an enthusiastic backer of Mr. Trump’s pledge to build a wall on the border with Mexico.
Flynn, a vocal critic of the Obama administration since he was sacked as director of the Defence Intelligence Agency in 2014, has agreed with Mr. Trump on renegotiating the Iran nuclear deal, strengthening ties with Russia and intensifying the fight against Islamic extremists.
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