US National Security advisor McMaster to leave White House

28 March, 2018, 01:22 | Author: Brenda Erickson
  • John Bolton talks with Ban Ki-moon at the South Korean Foreign Ministry in Seoul

Following months of rumors that his exit was imminent, the White House announced on Thursday evening that Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster will resign as national security adviser.

"National Security Council spokesman Michael Anton had dismissed reports of McMaster's departure, telling CNN on March 1 that Trump had dismissed stories of McMaster's ouster as "'fake news, ' and told McMaster that he is doing a great job".

In recent months, Bolton has echoed Trump's use of Twitter for pithy statements about complicated issues.

Bolton said on Fox News that he has been a prolific speaker and writer for years in Washington, but said that his past comments are now "behind me" and what matters is "what the President says". "Access to different opinions before you make a final decision is very valuable, and in the last few days I think President Trump's choice of close advisers, powerful advisers, have gone to unanimity rather than diversity". That means Bolton will likely be stuck with his current staff for the May summit meeting between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

A strong supporter of the Iraq war and an advocate for aggressive use of American power, Bolton was unable to win Senate confirmation after his nomination to the United Nations post alienated many Democrats and even some Republicans.

A second former White House official bluntly warned that "everyone who was there during Obama years should start packing their shit".

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Just last Friday, senior White House officials assured reporters McMaster would not be fired.

Also on Sunday, Hossein Naghavi Hosseini, spokesman for the influential parliamentary committee on national security and foreign policy, told the semi-official ISNA news agency that Bolton's appointment, as well as that of former CIA chief Mike Pompeo to secretary of state, "proves that the final USA objective is overthrowing the Islamic Republic". When the other panelists asked about the "millions" of South and North Koreans who would be killed in such a military intervention he pivoted and glibly argued that having North Korea have nuclear weapons was a worse outcome. Two State Department officials and two Western diplomats in Washington said Friday that their offices are now operating under the assumption that Trump will nearly surely pull out of the Iran deal. The timeline was expedited as they both felt it was important to have the new team in place, instead of constant speculation. But the president clearly had other plans.

Bolton is Trump's third national security adviser. This work and those achievements will ensure that America builds on its economic and military advantages. He brought in McMaster to replace Michael Flynn, who, along with Trump's deputy campaign chairman Rick Gates and campaign aide George Papadopoulos, has pleaded guilty to lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Bolton's pick rounds out a team that in Trump's second year will be compromised nearly entirely of hawks whose public views on national security veer decidedly to the right.

Veteran Israeli diplomat Ambassador Yoram Ettinger told WIN, "The appointment of Bolton serves as a thundering message to the world that the USA is serious about overhauling and upgrading its posture of deterrence which was severely eroded during Bush's second term and during eight years of the Obama presidency".

On Thursday evening, just hours after Trump tapped him for the job, Bolton held a call with longtime advisors, including Matthew Freedman, a Republican consultant who once advised Bolton at the State Department and the United Nations.


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