With recounts looming, Trump adds new administration picks
President-elect Donald Trump pressed forward Friday with two more administration picks as failed Green Party candidate Jill Stein took new steps to force recounts across key Midwestern battlegrounds that could complicate Trump’s push for national unity.
Stein, who earned little more than 1 percent of the national vote, formally requested a Wisconsin recount Friday afternoon, vowing to do the same in the coming days in Michigan and Pennsylvania. There is no evidence of election tampering in the states where Trump scored razor-thin victories.
Trump’s team ignored questions about the looming recounts. Gathered with family at his Mar-a-Lago Palm Beach estate for the holiday weekend, he tapped Fox News analyst Kathleen Troia “KT” McFarland to serve as deputy national security adviser and campaign attorney Donald McGahn as White House counsel.