Trump picks Army Lt. Gen. HR McMaster as National Security Advisor

President Donald Trump has tapped Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster as his new national security adviser. He continued to do them, although with smaller crowds, throughout the early part of the transition, during what he called a "thank you" tour. "I now could not make that commitment", Harward said in a statement reported by CNN's Jake Tapper.

The rally was planned by Trump's campaign rather than the White House.

Mr Cartlidge said he was speaking out because so many of his constituents had signed the petition calling for Mr Trump's state visit invitation to be withdrawn - something he said his constituents were entitled to do.

On The New York Times article in particular, Priebus said in another interview that he had assurances from "the top levels of the intelligence community" that the disclosures were false. It was not known what prompted Vice Admiral (Ret.) Harward to remove his name from consideration for the National Security Adviser position.

Trump promised anew to build a border wall along the U.S. -Mexico border, reduce regulations and create jobs. Only three of the 15 have even named a nominee for deputy secretary.

James Cartlidge dismissed calls for the lavish invitation to U.S. president Donald Trump to be withdrawn, claiming there would be "smiles all round in the Kremlin" if opponents of the visit got their way.

He made the announcement at Mar-a-Lago, flanked by McMaster and the acting adviser, retired Army Gen. Keith Kellogg. The retired four-star general, who resigned as head of the Central Intelligence Agency in 2012 after it was revealed he was having an affair with his biographer, had been on a short list for the job after Flynn was let go. "If anything, he did something right in talking to Russian officials", Trump told a news conference.

Trump said that he asked for the resignation of Flynn because he was not happy with the way he had communicated information to Pence.

Whereas President Obama had nominated 40 senior officials by February 11, 2009, Trump had named 34 of them as of Friday.

Trump confirmed that Kellogg was in the running for the position.

  • Leroy Wright