Mike Rogers, who was the national security adviser on the Trump transition team, was asked to leave his current position.

On Tuesday morning, Former Rep. Mike Rogers left the transition team of newly-elected President of the United States Donald Trump. According to Washington Examiner, he did so in an abrupt fashion, after members of the team have asked him to step down.

 

Former Rep. Mike Rogers was asked to step down from his position of national security adviser on Trump's transition team just five days away after team leader Chris Christie was replaced.  Photo: AP

Former Rep. Mike Rogers was asked to step down from his position of national security adviser on Trump’s transition team just five days after team leader Chris Christie was replaced.
Photo: AP

 

Rogers was serving as a national security adviser in Trump’s transition team. The Michigan Republican, who has been chairman of the House of Intelligence Committee and has worked for the Federal Bureau of Investigation, has made a statement regarding the matter shortly after his departure.

“These past six months, it has been an honor to serve as National Security Senior Advisor to the Trump transition team”, he stated, adding that his work offers a “strong foundation” for the leadership to come. “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”.

Mike Pence became the leader of the Trump transition team on Friday, replacing New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.

Donald Trump, who will be inaugurated in January, is expected to make other appointments by the end of this week, among which the one for Treasury secretary, says Kellyanne Conway, his campaign manager.