President-elect Donald J. Trump filled two staff slots on Friday, naming veteran Washington, D.C., campaign finance attorney Don McGahn as White House counsel and Kathleen Troia “K.T.” McFarland as deputy national security adviser.

McFarland, a Fox News analyst, served as an official in the Reagan White House. She also unsuccessfully ran for U.S. Senate in New York in 2006.



“In asking KT McFarland to become his Deputy National Security Advisor, President-elect Trump has brought to the top ranks of his Administration one of our country’s most experienced, informed, and wise foreign policy and national security experts” former Sen. Joe Lieberman said in a release. “She is a woman of honor, compassion, and patriotism.”



Donald F. “Don” McGahn, II is a former member of the United States Federal Election Commission.He was confirmed June 24, 2008 by the United States Senate and was sworn in shortly thereafter, serving until September, 2013. After leaving the FEC, McGahn joined the law firm of Jones Day in Washington, D.C.


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