Ret. Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn offered national security advisor job by Trump

Washington: According to a transition official, US President-elect Donald Trump has offered the role of the national security advisor to the retired Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn.

On the other hand, it was not right away clear if Flynn accepted the post. Flynn, 57, was a top adviser and high-profile surrogate to Trump for the duration of his campaign, introducing the President-elect at rallies and serving as a top cheerleader on his hyper-active Twitter feed.

The retired general has a lengthy past of controversial remarks and was fired as President Barack Obama’s director of the Defence Intelligence Agency in 2014.

However, US officials said Flynn was pushed out because of his contentious management style.