Trump Appoints Fox News Analyst As Deputy NatSec Adviser

By Earnest Jones, The Goldwater · 11-28-2016
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KT McFarland who is a Fox News analyst has been chosen by the President-elect Donald Trump to fill the position of the deputy national security advisor. KT McFarland will be the deputy national security advisor to General Michael Flynn. In other reports, the President-elect also chose Donald McGhan to be the White House counsel. Donald McGhan has been a campaign finance lawyer.

KT McFarland has been the host of the DEFCON program and the current defense analyst for Fox News; she has an expansive experience that will be of great importance to Trump’s administration, previously, During the Nixon administration she served on Henry Kissinger’s national security staff. Then during Ronald Reagan’s administration, she worked for the Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger for 3 years from 1982 to 1985.

In a tweet from General Flynn, he said that he was proud and honored to have KT McFarland in the National Security Team. KT McFarland has been in the political scene for a while, in the year 2006 she lost in a Republican primary against Hillary Clinton as they fought for the New York’s Senate seat.

KT McFarland also happens to be a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, she also sits in the Jamestown Foundation board; the board addresses critical issues concerning global terrorism, Eurasia, Russia, and China. KT McFarland will take over from Ben Rhodes, the current Deputy National Security Advisor.

Formerly, Donald McGhan worked for the National Republican Campaign Committee; he’s a campaign finance lawyer. McGhan was later appointed to the Federal Election Commission by President George W. Bush back in the year 2008; he was also the chairman of FEC where he advocated various restrictions on the campaign finance.

The main role that the White House counsel discharges is advising the President on matters concerning critical legal issues. The office was created in the year 1943. Mr. W. Neil Eggleston will be replaced by McGhan.

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