Donald Trump is continuing to build out his administration this holiday weekend.
The president-elect tapped Kathleen Troia "K.T." McFarland, a former government official and current Fox News analyst, as a deputy national security adviser, a transition official told NBC News.
He also has asked attorney Donald McGahn to serve as his White House counsel, a top transition source confirmed. The news was first reported by Reuters. McGahn is Trump's campaign lawyer and is advising the transition effort.
Politico has reported that McGahn, who has longstanding familial ties to the Trump organization but relatively limited government experience, may be tasked with putting distance between the president-elect and his myriad of business interests, which critics have argued could present unprecedented number of conflicts of interest for incoming administration.
Meanwhile, following Trump's selections of South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley as U.N. ambassador and billionaire businesswoman Betsy DeVos for education secretary this week, McFarland marks just the third female appointment to his administration — featuring a Cabinet that has been criticized in some circles for being disproportionately white and male.