Republican President-elect Donald Trump said on Wednesday he was not trying to get security clearance for his children, which would allow them access to classified government information.

"I am not trying to get 'top level security clearance' for my children. This was a typically false news story," the New York real estate magnate said in a Twitter post.

Trump also disputed reports about turmoil within his transition team and hyped his Cabinet picks in showman style.

"Very organized process taking place as I decide on Cabinet and many other positions," Trump tweeted. "I am the only one who knows who the finalists are!"

(Reporting by Doina Chiacu; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)