The Latest: Trump faucets Bossert as a homeland security aide

  • FILE – In this Dec. 21, 2016, file photo, President-elect Donald Trump speaks to members of the media at Mar-a-Lago, in Palm Beach, Fla. Trump is questioning the effectiveness of the United Nations, saying: it is simply a club for people “having a good time.” His message on Twitter Monday, Dec. 26, is the president-elect’s last comment since the U. N. security council voted Friday to condemn the Israeli settlements in the West Bank and east Jerusalem. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

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  • President-elect, Donald Trump, second from left, accompanied by his wife, Melania Trump, center right, leaves after attending a christmas eve service in the Church of Bethesda-by-Sea, in West Palm Beach, Fla., Saturday, Dec. 24, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

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WASHINGTON – The Latest President-elect, Donald Trump (all times EST):

10:03 pm

President-elect Donald Trump is tapping an experienced national security adviser, to act as assistant to the president for homeland security and counter-terrorism.

A statement from Trump’s transition team Tuesday, said Thomas Bossert advise the president on matters related to national security, counter-terrorism and cybersecurity, and he co-ordinates the cabinet process for the formulation and implementation of related policies.

Bossert is the chairman of the risk management consulting firm, CDS Consulting. He previously worked as the deputy assistant to the president for homeland security under President George W. Bush.

The statement says Bossert will focus on national and transnational security priorities in addition to the work of Trump’s pick for national security adviser, retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn.


9:51 pm

The New York State attorney general’s office, says Donald Trump should freeze its plan for the dismantling of his charitable foundation, because the state officers of justice shall examine whether the president-elect personally benefited from the expenditure.

A spokeswoman for Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said in a statement Tuesday that the Donald J. Trump Foundation is still under investigation “and cannot legally terminate until the investigation is complete.”

The statement came after Trump announced he wanted to dissolve the charitable organization in what his presidential transition team says is an attempt to clear all potential conflicts of interest before he takes office Jan. 20.

But the foundation’s inner workings have been the subject of Schneiderman investigation for months, and could continue to be a thorny issue for Trump’s incoming administration.

Trump at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida.


Associated Press writer Edith Lederer in New York contributed to this report.

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