President-elect Trump names 2 new top staffers

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National security analyst KT McFarland will join President-elect Donald Trump’s administration, Trump’s choice for National Security Adviser Michael Flynn announced Friday on Twitter.

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WASHINGTON -- President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team made two staff announcements on Friday as he continues to build his administration. Kathleen Troia “KT” McFarland was tapped for deputy national security adviser.

McFarland is currently a national security analyst for FOX News. She served as an aide in the Nixon, Ford and Reagan administrations.

Donald McGahn will serve as an assistant to the president and White House counsel, advising Trump on legal issues concerning his administration including any possible conflicts of interest with Trump's global businesses.

McGahn has served as general counsel for Trump’s campaign and general counsel for the National Republican Congressional Committee. He was also a former chair of the Federal Election Commission.

With additional transition announcements expected next week, there is a clear divide in the Republican party over who should be Trump's pick for Secretary of State between former New York Mayor Rudy Guiliani and former presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

Top Trump aide Kellyanne Conway has publicly sounded alarm bells about Romney, questioning his loyalty. The transition team is also reportedly considering Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker, retired Marine General John Kelly, and retired General David Petraeus for the post.


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