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Trump: ‘I am the only one who knows who the finalists are!’

Donald Trump spoke to supporters last week after winning the presidential election.
Donald Trump spoke to supporters last week after winning the presidential election.Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff/Globe Staff

As Donald Trump’s transition team saw challenges on Tuesday, the president-elect took to Twitter in the evening to make his thoughts on the matter known.

“Very organized process taking place as I decide on Cabinet and many other positions,” Trump tweeted. “I am the only one who knows who the finalists are!”

Trump, who clashed with leading Republicans throughout his campaign, faced growing tumult in his national security transition team on Tuesday as key members of his own party appeared to question his views and personnel choices.

Former congressman Mike Rogers, Republican of Michigan, a respected voice on national security thought to be a leading candidate to run the CIA, was among those pushed out of the team over the past two days, two individuals with direct knowledge said, in a series of moves that have added to the anxiety across the upper ranks of US intelligence agencies.

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Material from the Washington Post wire service was used in this report.