Mike Rogers leaves Trump transition team

Former Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) has left Donald Trump’s presidential transition team, saying in a statement that he is handing off the work to advisers from the Trump campaign.

{mosads}”Our work will provide a strong foundation for the new transition team leadership as they move into the post-election phase, which naturally is incorporating the campaign team in New York who drove President-elect Trump to an incredible victory last Tuesday,” Rogers said.

The former FBI agent and chairman of the House Intelligence Committee was advising the incoming administration on national security matters.

Bloomberg first reported the move Tuesday morning.

Rogers was one of the last vestiges of a transition team organized by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who was demoted after the election in favor of Vice President-elect Mike Pence.

“My team and I are pleased to hand off our work to my friend and former colleague, Vice President-elect Mike Pence, Executive Director Rick Dearborn, the Trump family, and the stellar new leadership team,” Rogers said in his statement.

“I look forward to continuing to provide advice and counsel as needed to the incoming Trump administration as they work to make America great again.”

The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday that Frank Gaffney, former Rep. Pete Hoekstra (Mich.) and Rep. Devin Nunes (Calif.) were brought on to assist with national security.

This report was updated at 10 p.m.

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