KT McFarland Gage Skidmore via Creative Commons
KT McFarland
KT McFarland Gage Skidmore via Creative Commons

Washington – Former Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman, once the chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee and a Democratic vice presidential candidate, on Friday praised President-elect Donald Trump’s picks for the White House office of national security.

The Trump transition team’s release announcing the appointment of Kathleen Troia “KT” McFarland to serve as deputy national security advisor quoted Lieberman as saying the appointment “has brought to the top ranks of his administration one of our country’s most experienced, informed, and wise foreign policy and national security experts.”

“KT and General Mike Flynn will form a very strong leadership team at the National Security Council,” Lieberman said. “Beyond KT’s professional skills, I can speak to her personal character strengths as well because I have known her as a family friend ever since she had the good judgment to marry Alan McFarland, who was my classmate at college and law school. KT has great personal values. She is a woman of honor, compassion, and patriotism.”

McFarlane is currently a national security analyst for Fox News.

From 1970 to 1976, McFarland served as an aide to Henry Kissinger on the National Security Council. She also served in the Pentagon during the Reagan administration and ran unsuccessfully for the Senate in 2006 in New York.

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