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Trump Offers Michael Flynn, Jeff Sessions, Mike Pompeo Top Positions

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Trump Offers Michael Flynn, Jeff Sessions, Mike Pompeo Top PositionsDonald Trump has asked retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn to be his national security adviser, Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions to be his attorney general, and Kansas Rep. Mike Pompeo to head the CIA as director. Flynn is retired from the U.S. Army and resigned as head of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) in 2014, forced out over his leadership style and, he said, his hard-line views on Islamist extremism. Sessions, for his part, has long been tough on free trade and immigration, and has historically opposed prison sentencing reform, legalizing marijuana, same-sex marriage, and curbing the war on drugs. Pompeo is a member of the House Select Committee on Intelligence and has been a supporter of the Patriot Act and the National Security Agency’s collection of bulk data, as well as an outspoken opponent of President Obama’s Iran nuclear deal.

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