Donald Trump Picks Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn As National Security Advisor

Retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn accepts President-elect Donald Trump's offer to be his national security advisor.

The New York Times reports Flynn is a registered Democrat and was Trump's main national security advisor during his campaign. According to ABC News Flynn said in a statement, "I am deeply humbled and honored to accept the position as national security adviser to serve both our country and our nation's next President, Donald J. Trump.”

Flynn's career isn't without controversy. According to NBC News Flynn became head of the Defense Intelligence Agency in 2012. But, two years later he was accused of being a bad manager and was fired.

The New York Times reports a consulting firm Flynn founded, The Flynn Intel Group, has "hazy business ties to Middle Eastern countries and has appeared to lobby for the Turkish government."