President Elect Donald Trump has named Lt. General Michael Flynn (ret.) as his National Security Advisor. During the Obama Administration, Flynn had served as the Director of National Intelligence but retired a year early, because of clashes over managerial style and vision for the DIA. Flynn was outspoken about the need to combat the threat of Islamic terrorism.
Since the National Security Advisor need not have Senate confirmation, Flynn will not have impediments to share his thoughts with the President after the inauguration.