I know we are in the middle of confirmation hearings, but I wanted to print the background of these members he wants on his team.
MEMBERS OF PRESIDENT-ELECT TRUMP’S NATIONAL SECURITY TEAM REFLECT A COMMON THEME: smart, tough, loyal, and not afraid to disrupt the bureaucratic status quo. His appointments strongly suggest that Trump seeks a major overhaul in the fields of defense, intelligence, and security.
NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER: Ret. Gen. Mike Flynn, 58
Resume: Former director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, former assistant director of National Intelligence, U.S. Army lieutenant general. Flynn, a Democrat, was forced out of the Obama administration after he repeatedly warned that ISIS was for real and trying to topple Bashar al-Assad in Syria would fuel rampant chaos. LITTLE KNOW FACT: The national security adviser is a member of the president’s personal staff, which means the controversial Flynn will not need to undergo Senate confirmation.
U.S ATTORNEY GENERAL: Sen. Jeff Sessions, 70
Resume: Sessions was the U>S> attorney for Alabama for 12 years before being elected the attorney general of Alabama in 1994: he was elected to the U>S>Senate in 1996. He was the first sitting senator to endorse Trump’s presidential bid, and will be called upon to fix a Justice Department and FBI that have become embroiled in Beltway politics. LITTLE KNOWN FACT: Like Trump, Sessions is a climate change skeptic. He once remarked in a hearing that carbon dioxide “is really not a pollutant, that’s a plant food, and it doesn’t harm anybody.”
DIRECTOR, CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY: Rep. Mike Pompeo, 53
Resume: A strong pro-lifer who identifies with the tea party movement and a successful entrepreneur. Pompeo was first elected in 2010 to represent Kansas in the House of Representatives. He’s been a harsh critic of the administration’s handling of the Benghazi attacks, of the Iran nuclear deal, and of attempts to shutter the Guantanamo Bay detention facility. LITTLE KNOWN FACT: A brilliant student, Pompeo graduated first in his class at West Point and later became editor of the Harvard Law Review.
SECRETARY OF DEFENSE: Ret. Marine Corps General James N. Mattis, 66
Resume: President Obama reportedly force Mattis into retirement after 41 years of service because he asked too many probing questions about Iran. MILITARY TIMES described Mattis as the most beloved Marine Corps general officer in a generation. LITTLE KNOWN FACT: Nicknamed “the warrior monk” for his single-minded dedication to military life and strategy, Mattis has never married and has no children.
I will leave you to draw your own conclusions. However, I know military people want Mattis in that position because they trust his common sense. The fact that Obama didn’t want him, is a very good sign.
Flynn is a Democrat, and was fired by Obama because he asked too many question, and Obama didn’t want anyone to question his highness. Since he is on the President’s personal staff, the Congress can’t touch him. It would also seem to point out that Trump is willing to work with both sides to get things done.
Sessions has years of experience and won’t be dragged into Beltway politics. We need him to clean up the Justice Dept and FBI and put an end to political interference. Perhaps, laws on Immigration and other areas will now be enforced.
Pompeo, Pro-life is good, he won’t be targeting Pro life organizations. He is brilliant, graduated first in his class at West Point, editor of the Harvard Law Review. You can’t beat that time of intelligence.
This would seem to point out that Trump is looking for the best of the best. God bless him and all who works with and for him.