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Report: Frank Gaffney, 2 Others Replace Mike Rogers on Trump Transition Team

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Frank Gaffney (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

By    |   Tuesday, 15 Nov 2016 10:46 PM

Former Michigan Rep. Mike Rogers, who was dismissed Tuesday from President-elect Donald Trump's transition team, was replaced by former Reagan administration official Frank Gaffney, according to news reports.

Gaffney, 63, who is a Newsmax contributor, established the nonprofit Center for Security Policy in Washington in 1988. His naming to the Trump team was first reported by The Wall Street Journal.

Under President Ronald Reagan, Gaffney served in the Defense Department as assistant secretary of defense for International Security Policy.

He also was deputy assistant secretary of defense for Nuclear Forces and Arms Control Policy under Assistant Secretary Richard Perle.

Rogers, former House Intelligence Committee chairman, was being considered for CIA director, the Journal reported.

He was among several transition team members brought aboard by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who was ousted Sunday over the Bridge-gate scandal.

Others replacing Rogers were California Rep. Devin Nunes and former Michigan Rep. Pete Hoekstra, according to the report.

In response to news of Gaffney's appointment, Brookings Institution fellow Tom Wright posted this on Twitter:

 

 

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Former Michigan Rep. Mike Rogers, who was dismissed Tuesday from President-elect Donald Trump's transition team, was replaced by former Reagan administration official Frank Gaffney, according to news reports.
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