And as a practical matter, the next attorney general - Mr. Trump said last week that he will nominate Alabama Sen.
Trump also said repeatedly on the campaign trail that he is in favor of the USA extending laws to bring back extreme interrogate tactics such as waterboarding - a practice considered to be torture.
He repeated several times that he had an "open mind" on the US's position as an global leader in taking action against climate change. Trump struck a far more mellow tone during his interview with the Times. South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, who had also been critical of Trump, is being considered for United Nations ambassador, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Conway said he had moved on from the campaign. "Lock her up!" became a ubiquitous battle cry at Trump rallies, where Trump demanded that Clinton was receiving special treatment from law enforcement.
Trump was to meet on Tuesday with journalists from The New York Times, a spokeswoman said, hours after he posted on Twitter that he was cancelling the meeting.
"He said, 'I've never found it to be useful".
Trump added that torture is "not going to make the kind of a difference that a lot of people are thinking". He vigorously denounced a white nationalist conference in Washington over the weekend where attendees gave the Nazi salute, criticised Jews and spoke some words in German.
He said he had no obligation to establish boundaries between his business empire and his White House, conceding that the Trump brand "is certainly a hotter brand than it was before". He disagreed with the assessment that these issues present a conflict of interest.
"The symbolism was powerful and all wrong for them", said Frank Sesno, a former CNN Washington bureau chief and a journalism professor at George Washington University.
"The law's totally on my side, the president can't have a conflict of interest".
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Ashley Fletcher gave the visitor's hope 10 minutes before the break, pouncing on David De Gea's error to make the score 1-1. Moments later the fans were celebrating a second for Ibrahimovic in injury time to cap off a great evening.
"I'd assumed that you'd have to set up some type of trust or whatever and you don't", he said. Sure. Would you like me to do it here?
The remarks came as Trump worked to populate his incoming administration, tweeting Tuesday that he's "seriously considering" naming former GOP presidential rival Ben Carson to head the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
But Trump stood by Bannon.
From the stately clubhouse at his golf course in New Jersey to the boardroom at Trump Tower in Manhattan, the president-elect has held roughly 60 meetings with a wide range of individuals helping him chart his transition to the Oval Office.
"This has been looked at for so long, ad nauseam", he said.
"I would love to be able to be the one that made peace with Israel and the Palestinians", he said, adding that Kushner "would be very good at it" and that "he knows the region".
"I think it would be very, very divisive for the country", the president-elect admitted.
- Said he thinks there's "some connectivity" between humans and climate change, a reversal from his campaign trail declaration that man-made climate change is a hoax.
According to data from Quinnipiac University, most voters think he should stop tweeting but, by a margin of 59 to 37, most "are optimistic about the next four years with Donald Trump as president".