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Problems in Trump’s transition team

Problems in Trump’s transition teamU.S. President-elect Donald Trump has denied reports of disarray in his team and defended his handling of the transition to the White House, according to BBC on Wednesday.

Trump tweeted that the process of selecting his new cabinet and other positions was organized well.

“Very organized process taking place as I decide on Cabinet and many other positions. I am the only one who knows who the finalists are!” he said in a tweet.

U.S. media reported two senior members of the transition team working on national security have been forced out.

Trump has already replaced New Jersey Governor Chris Christie with Vice-President-elect Mike Pence as head of the transition team.

Media reports say Trump's son-in-law and close adviser Jared Kushner was behind the change.

Chris Christie was New Jersey attorney general when Kushner's father was tried and jailed in the state for tax evasion, illegal campaign contributions and witness tampering in 2004.

Former Congressman and House intelligence committee chairman Mike Rogers, who was handling national security for the transition, announced on Tuesday that he was leaving.

He and another member of the national security team, Matthew Freedman, were sacked, according to the New York Times.

Rogers is thought to have been close to Christie, while Freedman is said to be a protege of Paul Manafort, Trump's former campaign manager who quit in August.
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