NEW YORK (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump is offering former military intelligence chief Michael Flynn the position of national security adviser, elevating a fierce critic of current U.S. foreign policy into a crucial West Wing role.
Flynn’s selection amounts to Trump’s first signal to allies and adversaries about the course he could take in office. It’s unclear whether Flynn has accepted the job, though a senior transition official confirmed Thursday that the president-elect has made the offer. The official was not authorized to discuss the offer publicly and insisted on anonymity.
The retired Army general was a fierce critic of President Barack Obama’s military and foreign policy long before he began advising Trump during the presidential campaign.
Flynn has called for Washington to work more closely with Moscow, echoing similar statements from Trump.