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Trump Taps K.T. McFarland for National Security Post, Donald McGahn for White House Counsel

Neither position is subject to Senate approval

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    Kathleen McFarland and Donald McGahn.

    Donald Trump is continuing to build out his administration this holiday weekend. The president-elect chose Kathleen Troia "K.T." McFarland, a former government official and current Fox News analyst, as a deputy national security adviser. 

    McFarland said in a statement Friday she's "honored and humbled" to be part of Trump's team. "He has the courage, brilliance and energy to Make America Great Again, and nobody has called foreign policy right more than President-elect Trump, and he gets no credit for it," she said.

    Trump has asked Donald McGahn to serve as his White House counsel, a top transition source confirmed. McGahn is Trump's campaign lawyer and is advising the transition effort.

    “President-elect Trump is a bold leader committed to draining the swamp in Washington and restoring economic prosperity and security," McGahn said.

    The Trump transition team made the formal announcement Friday. Neither position is subject to Senate approval.