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Former Michigan U.S. Representative and national security expert leaves Trump team

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There are early signs of strain seen within President-elect Donald Trump’s transition effort. One man who is now out of the picture is a former Michigan Congressman and national security expert.

The work of putting together a Donald Trump administration has been continuing in Trump's Manhattan high-rise. Tuesday he held meetings with Vice President-elect Mike Pence. But the transition team may be straining under the enormous challenge.

Former U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers of Lansing, who is also former chairman of the House Intelligence Committee and a respected voice on national security issues, announced that he's stepping down from the Trump coalition.

Rogers issued a statement on his Twitter account, “It was my privilege to have worked on the Trump Transition Team.”

Patrick joined WGVU Public Media in December, 2008 after eight years of investigative reporting at Grand Rapids' WOOD-TV8 and three years at WYTV News Channel 33 in Youngstown, Ohio. As News and Public Affairs Director, Patrick manages our daily radio news operation and public interest television programming. An award-winning reporter, Patrick has won multiple Michigan Associated Press Best Reporter/Anchor awards and is a three-time Academy of Television Arts & Sciences EMMY Award winner with 14 nominations.