nearvideo trump name Robert O’brien as the new national security adviser
Wyoming Republican Senator John Barrasso says Robert O’brien has a long and significant history, and will also serve in his position as the new national security adviser.
President Trump on Wednesday named the State Department’s hostage envoy Robert C. O’brien his fourth national security adviser, replacing John Bolton, who had been expelled by the administration last week.
“I am pleased to announce that I have the name Robert C. O’brien, currently used as a very successful Special Presidential Envoy for the hostage Affairs in the State Department, as our new National Security Advisor. I worked long and hard with Robert. It is a great job!” Trump tweeted on Wednesday.
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Trump’s appointment is not subject to Senate confirmation.
O’brien of the administration, which in may 2018 and serves as Special Presidential Envoy for the hostage Affairs in the Ministry of foreign Affairs. joined O’brien, who served under Secretary of state Mike Pompeo, led the U.S. government’s diplomatic efforts on overseas hostage-related matters and work closely with the families of the American hostages, as well as the cooperation with the administration on the development and implementation of hostage-recovery policy and strategy.
FILE – In this July 30, 2019, file photo, Robert O’brien, U.S. special envoy, Ambassador, comes to the district court, where US rapper A$AP Rocky to appear on charges of assault and battery, in Stockholm, Sweden. President Donald Trump says he plans to name O’brien as his new national security Advisor. (Erik Simander/DD via AP)
O’brien also served during the Obama administration as co-Chairman of the State Department’s public-private partnership for Justice Reform in Afghanistan.
O’brien is the President of the fourth national security adviser.
O’brien’s appointment comes only announced a few days after Trump, that he had fired Bolton—whom O’brien worked with in 2005, when he served as the U.S. representative to the United Nations during former President George W. Bush administration.
“I informed John Bolton, last night, in which his services are no longer needed, to the White house,” Trump tweeted last Tuesday. “I disagreed strongly with many of his proposals, as well as others in the Administration, and that is why I asked John for his resignation to me this morning. I thank John very much for his service. I’m going to the appointment of a new National security adviser in the next week.”
FEVERISH SPECULATION ABOUT JOHN BOLTON’S REPLACEMENT AS NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER
Bolton challenged to quickly Trump’s version of events, saying he offered his resignation. The two had the well-known differences of opinion on a number of hot-button national security, perhaps the most clear about the plans for a troop drawdown in Afghanistan.
While Trump announced a 4,000-troop increase in 2017 as part of efforts to break the stalemate in the country, he has been in the direction of assent to a gradual withdrawal of the troops-wise. About 14,000 U.S. troops remain in Afghanistan, advise and assist the Afghan forces and the implementation of the Anti-terrorist operations.
Within the administration, Bolton also for the caution trump strategy with North Korea and was against Trump’s decision last year to pull the U.S. troops out of Syria. Bolton led to convince a quiet effort within the administration and with allies abroad to keep the President, the U.S. to meet with armed forces in Syria, ISIS and the Iranian influence in the region.
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Bolton later told Fox News that his “priority has always been policy, you make America safer. Nothing more, nothing less.”
Bolton, who served previously as a Fox News contributor who worked in the administrations of former presidents Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush, and served as George W. Bush’s lawyer during the 2000 Florida recount. Bolton also served as the U.S. permanent representative to the United Nations from 2005 to 2006 as Secretary of state for arms control and international security, from 2001 to 2005.
Bolton replaced former National security Advisor, H. R. McMaster in the year 2018. McMaster replaced, the former National security adviser Gen. Michael Flynn.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.