On Friday night, Mr. Trump’s transition team insulted the American intelligence community by saying that officers had misrepresented the threat of weapons of mass destruction ahead of the Iraq War, meaning that they should not be trusted with their conclusion of Russian meddling in the presidential election.
In a new twist, Mr. Trump will meet on Monday with Carly Fiorina, the former Hewlett-Packard chief executive, to discuss the job of director of national intelligence, a senior transition official said.
Mr. Trump and Ms. Fiorina do not have the warmest of relationships. They clashed bitterly when she ran against him for the Republican nomination. And Mr. Trump once denigrated her appearance once in an interview with Rolling Stone, saying “Look at that face!”
Speaking of roles, the former Texas governor, Rick Perry, who wanted to eliminate the Department of Energy could not remember its name on live television, has emerged as a leading candidate for energy secretary.