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President-Elect Attends An Intelligence Briefing With Gen. Flynn


This week transition concludes with President-elect’s attendance in an intelligence briefing with Gen Flynn.  

35 days from Inauguration Day, President-elect has started Friday morning in New York in an intelligence briefing with Gen Flynn. Despite some conflicting information circulating in the media, Donald J. Trump has been attending Intelligence Briefings three times a week, all alongside daily updates from General Flynn. Alongside this, President-elect had a meeting today with the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, Jeh Johnson.

In the same week Presidnet-elect had a meeting with rapper Kanye West,  he is scheduled to meet with yet another music star, none other than Andrea Bocelli. It is interesting that Bocelli is hailing to Trump Tower, considering that he was closely involved with the Clintons and that he has recently performed at the Annual Clinton Global Initiative.

One of the reasons why Trump is successful in bringing on board former Clinton’s supporters is the fact that they are all businessmen and not political ideologues. That is in fact one of the major reassuring aspects of Trump’s politics that could serve both his advantage and the American people’s advantage, who by and large were disappointed by the election results.

Yesterday, President-elect Donald J. Trump announced the nomination of Mr. David Friedman to serve as the United States Ambassador to Israel.

Friedman, whose bar mitzvah was held at the Western Wall in Jerusalem 45 years ago, is a fluent speaker of Hebrew and a lifelong student of Israel’s history. On Thursday, he expressed his resolve to be a rock-solid partner with the Israeli leadership as our two countries seek to advance our mutual interests and keep our people safe.

“I am deeply honored and humbled by the confidence placed in me by President-elect Trump to represent the United States as its Ambassador to Israel,” said Mr. Friedman. “I intend to work tirelessly to strengthen the unbreakable bond between our two countries and advance the cause of peace within the region, and look forward to doing this from the U.S. embassy in Israel’s eternal capital, Jerusalem.”

Moving an U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem, is a commitment President-elect made during the campaign trail. According to Jason Miller from transition team, although there is still no schedule set in place as to when exactly the relocation of the Embassy will happen, the President-elect is determined to make it a reality.

Yesterday, President-elect announced the addition of new Executive Committee members and key staff leadership who will join the Trump-Pence Presidential Transition Team.

Of the most recent selections this week to Trump’s office is the Secretary of Interior, Ryan Zinke. With news of this nomination coming out President-elect said: “As a former Navy SEAL, he has incredible leadership skills and an attitude of doing whatever it takes to win. America is the most beautiful country in the world and he is going to help keep it that way with smart management of our federal lands. At the same time, my administration’s goal is to repeal bad regulations and use our natural resources to create jobs and wealth for the American people, and Ryan will explore every possibility for how we can safely and responsibly do that.”Based on the transition team’s comments, Congressman Zinke is seen as a man of action and a strong conservation activist and advocate for America’s energy independence.

Tomorrow, President-elect will be in  Mobile, Alabama where he will holding a Thank You rally. After that he will be heading to Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach where he will be spending holidays with his family.

There will be no Daily Downloads on PEOTUS  over weekend. We will pick up again on Monday with the latest updates on transition.


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Ksenija Pavlovic

Ksenija Pavlovic

Ksenija Pavlovic is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of the Pavlovic Today, The Chief White House Correspondent.

Pavlovic was a Teaching Fellow and Doctoral Fellow in the Political Science department at Yale University, Lead Instructor in International Affairs and Security and Politics Law and Economics programs at Yale Global Scholars, Head Writing Fellow at the Yale Graduate Writing Center, Fellow of the “Research and Travel Award in Grand Strategy” from International Security Studies (ISS) at Yale University, Fellow of the Roger Hertog Global Strategy Initiative in Religious Violence at Columbia University, a Doctoral candidate in Political Conflict and Peace Building Processes at Complutense University in Madrid, Fellow of the OSI Global Supplementary Grant Program, and a Visiting Doctoral Fellow at the Juan March Institute. She holds an M.Sc. in European Politics from the London School of Economics, an M.A. in American Politics, and a B.A. in Journalism and Communication from the University of Belgrade. She speaks English, Serbian, Croatian, and Spanish.

Pavlovic has interviewed exclusively pivotal figures including Arianna Huffington, Sir Richard Branson, President of the World Bank Jim Yong Kim, Karlie Kloss, filmmaker and founder of the Webby awards Tiffany Shlain, film director Lars von Trier, actors Adam Brody, Monica Bellucci, fashion designers Adolfo Dominguez, Tommy Hilfiger and Donna Karan, publisher and former presidential candidate Steve Forbes; the world No.1 tennis player Novak Djokovic; novelist Martin Amis, as well as big names in the governmental arena such as the former President of Serbia Boris Tadic, the leading members of the first democratic Serbian government and Milorad Dodik, President of the Serbian entity of BIH. Moreover, Ms. Pavlovic has exclusively covered the Cannes Film Festival, Venice Film Festival, Sarajevo Film Festival, London Film Festival, Madrid Fashion Week, The Madrid Open, and a range of other international benefit and political events.


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