President-elect Donald Trump has tapped retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn to become his national security adviser, a source with knowledge of the matter has revealed.
A source told NBC Wednesday evening that Trump had settled on Flynn, who was also being considered for the secretary of defense post.
The Daily News could not independently confirm the report, and a Trump campaign spokeswoman did not immediately return a request for comment.
— Kevin Baron (@DefenseBaron) November 17, 2016
Flynn officially threw his support behind the President-elect when he made a fiery speech at the Republican convention in July. During the speech, the retired three star general accused President Obama and Hillary Clinton of betraying the core principles of the United States and even led the convention crowd in chants of “Lock her up!”