Rogers Statement on The Trump Transition Team

November 15, 2016


Washington, D.C. – “These past six months, it has been an honor to serve as National Security Senior Advisor to the Trump transition team.

It was a privilege to prepare and advise the policy, personnel and agency action teams on all aspects of the national security portfolio during the initial pre-election planning phase.  Our work will provide a strong foundation for the new transition team leadership as they move into the post-election phase, which naturally is incorporating the campaign team in New York who drove President-elect Trump to an incredible victory last Tuesday.

I was proud of the team that we assembled at Trump for America to produce meaningful policy, personnel, and agency action guidance on the complex national security challenges facing our great country.

My team and I are pleased to hand off our work to my friend and former colleague, Vice President-elect Mike Pence, Executive Director Rick Dearborn, the Trump family, and the stellar new leadership team.

America’s challenges domestically and overseas are so enormous that we needed to move in a drastically different direction for our country.  The American people felt that, and made a historic choice that shocked the political and media establishment.  It was my pleasure to take to the national television and radio airwaves to highlight the stark choice between the bold change represented by President-elect Trump and the dangerous status quo represented by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

I look forward to continuing to provide advice and counsel as needed to the incoming Trump administration as they work to make America great again.”

Editor’s Note: The Honorable Mike Rogers formerly served as a United States Army officer, an FBI special agent and Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee.  He is currently a CNN National Security Commentator and Host and Executive Producer of Declassified: Untold Stories of American Spies