Two Huge New Appointments by President-Elect Trump

When then-Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump was trying to gain traction as a viable, serious candidate, Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions was one of the first to back him. The backing of Sessions was so crucial that, after Donald Trump won the presidency in November, many said that Sessions could likely get whatever post he wanted in the Trump administration.

There was speculation that Sessions was being considered as Director of Homeland Security or Secretary of Defense. Since Sessions was formerly Attorney General of Alabama before becoming its Senator, there was the belief that what he really wanted was to be Attorney General of the United States. Now, the news is in and Donald Trump has indeed selected Senator Sessions to be Attorney General. While he has accepted, he must be confirmed through Congress.

Another announcement from the Trump campaign is that Rep. Mike Pompeo, from Kansas, has been appointed to and accepted the CIA Director position. Like Sessions, Pompeo’s confirmation must go through Congress.

Although Pompeo initially backed Florida Senator Marco Rubio in the crowded GOP presidential candidate field, he played a big role in prepping now Vice President-elect Mike Pence prior to his debate with Tim Kaine. Pompeo has also been a vocal critic of Barack Obama’s Iran nuclear deal.


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Jennifer Burke
Jennifer Burke
Jennifer is a Co-Founder of PolitiStick and the Editor-in-Chief. She is a graduate of Texas A&M University and a certified teacher with 12 years experience in the classroom. Jennifer attended what is credited for being the first modern-day Tea Party rally in the country in the Seattle area and from there emerged as a powerful speaker and writer within the movement. While still in Washington State, Jennifer was selected to be a member of the second graduating class of the Jennifer Dunn Leadership Institute (JDLI), a program which identified future conservative leaders. Jennifer worked as the National Outreach Director for one of the largest conservative groups in the country and served as Managing Editor and writer for what quickly grew to become one of the top 15 conservative sites in the country. She brings to Politistick a passion for the fight for freedom for current and future generations.

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