Trump Picks Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn as National Security Adviser

Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn has accepted the role of national security adviser, according to senior Trump transition officials.
3:28 | 11/18/16

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A lot of work for Donald Trump holed up in trump tower. Officials confirmed former general Michael Flynn has accepted an offer to serve ago president-elect's national security adviser. That is a key position for a general with a long career in military intelligence. A general who is also courted controversy inside the government and on the campaign trail. We're set to learn that he met with Mitt Romney. We have the latest developments in Washington. Reporter: These are key posts in any administration, but as for Mike Flynn, he has been with trump from the beginning. Two senior trump transition officials confirm that lieutenant general Michael Flynn has accepted the offer to be national security adviser. A controversial figure Flynn roused support at the Republican national convention with the infamous lock her up chant against Hillary Clinton. Lock her up. That's right. Yeah, that's right, lock her up. Reporter: And in his book "Field of fight" dmrin writes "I don't believe all cultures are morally equivalent." Trump also extending an olive branch to former governor Mitt Romney, transition sources telling ABC news the two will meet this weekend and that Romney is under consideration for secretary of state. The meeting coming after months of mug slinging from both sides. He's blaming the members of the American public for suckers. All we get is a lousy hat and he gets a ride to the white house. Did you ever see a guy like this? He didn't like it when I said he choked like a dog. He choked like a dog. Reporter: Thursday afternoon the president-elect also sending out a memo about his meeting with Alabama senator Jeff sessions saying while nothing has been finalized he has been unbelievably impressed with him and his phenomenal record. Well, I'd be honored to be considered and, well, Mr. Trump will make those decisions. Reporter: But critics immediately pointing to sessions' past allegations of racist behavior. One lawyer he worked with said the senator called him boy and told him to be careful what you say to white folks. Sessions denied the allegation. Away from cameras overnight the president-elect also having his first face-to-face meeting with a world leader meeting with Japanese prime minister Abe who told reporters after the meeting that trump is a leader who I can have great confidence in. And this morning Donald Trump implying he's delivering on his campaign promises to keep jobs in America. Tweeting, just got a call from my friend bill Ford, chairman of Ford who advised me that he will be keeping the Lincoln plant in Kentucky, no Mexico. But Ford tells ABC news it never planned to relocate the entire plant. Robin. So that is not clear but what is clear is general Flynn being the national security adviser. You have known him for many years. What do you make of this selection? Reporter: He is considered highly skilled when it comes to intelligence gathering. But in this role he will be helping to shape U.S. Foreign policy. The military in all aspects. He will have trump's ear all the time and this does not require congressional approval. Robin.

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