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White House knew sacked adviser was under investigation: report

WASHINGTON: Mike Flynn, Donald Trump's fired national security adviser, told the president-elect's transition team that he was the subject of a federal investigation, but was hired for the post anyway, the New York Times reported late Wednesday. The daily, citing two people familiar with the case, said Flynn told the presidential transition team's chief lawyer Don McGahn about the investigation on January 4 -- weeks before assuming the highly sensitive post. Flynn, who ended up being fired from the position after just…

Trump selects candidates for CIA director, attorney general

NEW YORK:¬†US President-elect Donald Trump has tapped three conservative loyalists and army veterans to lead his national security and law enforcement teams, including Senator Jeff Sessions for attorney general and Representative Mike Pompeo as CIA director, a transition official said on Friday. The official said retired Lieutenant General Mike Flynn was chosen as the president-elect's national security adviser, a position that does not require US Senate confirmation. All three men have accepted Trump's offer, and the…