John Bolton to Replace McMaster as National Security Advisor

Washington Free Beacon | 3/22/2018 | Jack Heretik
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BY: Jack Heretik

The White House announced Thursday that former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton will replace Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster as President Donald Trump's National Security Advisor.

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The personnel switch was part of an ongoing plan between Trump and McMaster, and the outgoing advisor with retire from the Army during the summer, the White House said in a statement.

McMaster's work was being made difficult as a result of retirement rumors that undermined his discussions with foreign leaders; therefore, McMaster and Trump decided to accelerate his departure, the New York Times reports.

McMaster - Statement - Trump - Colleagues

McMaster released a statement thanking Trump and his colleagues.

"After thirty-four years of service to our nation, I am requesting retirement from the U.S. Army effective this summer after which I will leave public service," McMaster's statement read. "Throughout my career it has been my greatest privilege to serve alongside extraordinary servicemembers and dedicated civilians."

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"I am thankful to President Donald J. Trump for the opportunity to serve him and our nation as national security advisor. I am grateful for the friendship and support of the members of the National Security Council who worked together to provide the President with the best options to protect and advance our national interests," McMaster's statement continued. "I am especially proud to have served alongside the men and women of the National Security Council Staff who established a strong foundation for...
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