Michael Anton Out at the National Security Council, Days After McMaster’s Departure

Breitbart | 4/8/2018 | Staff
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National Security Council spokesman Michael Anton was pushed out of the White House, according to multiple sources after he announced Sunday he was leaving.

People “weighed in with the president and weighed in with” incoming National Security Adviser Amb. John Bolton on Anton leaving, according to one source familiar with the pending departure.

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Anton’s announcement came just days after the departure of his boss, former National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster.

A former senior administration official told Breitbart News that after McMaster announced he was leaving several weeks ago, Anton called Trump loyalists to try to save his job.

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“Upon news of McMaster’s departure, Michael Anton began furiously attempting to call Trump loyalists in an effort to switch sides and save his job,” the former official said.

However, Anton found himself without friends since he had turned on the president’s America First agenda and against Trump loyalists within the National Security Council in an attempt to align himself with McMaster.

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“Once Flynn was gone, he turned on the president’s agenda and jumped into McMaster’s camp,” the first source said.

Anton came into the White House at the same time as former National Security Adviser Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Michael Flynn. During the campaign, he also penned a widely-read article in support of Trump, although he wrote it under another name.

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But after Flynn resigned about a month later, Anton attached himself to McMaster, who was never well-liked by the president.

Anton quickly became a blind defender of McMaster, at one point falsely denying to Breitbart News that he was responsible for some of those Trump loyalist firings.

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Sebastian Gorka, former deputy assistant to the president, said there were “high hopes, given that he was the author of the seminal article ‘The Flight 93 Election.’”

But, he added, “Whilst in the National Security Council he moved from being a hardcore MAGA-committed individual to deciding...
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