Trump may send HR McMaster to take over the command in Afghanistan

Aug 04, 2017, 00:13
Trump may send HR McMaster to take over the command in Afghanistan

"He has determined that, at this time, a different set of experiences is best-suited to carrying that work forward", The White House official said about McMaster's attempts to focus the NSC.

Apparently, new White House chief of staff John Kelly is unable to stop the war, or is siding with McMaster against Bannon. "Sometimes he drives me nuts", Trump said this week, according to a White House official.

"Kelly backed firing of Kushner ally Ezra Cohen-Watnick to make it clear HR McMaster, not Jared/Bannon, has control of NSC hiring", Thrush tweeted, citing sources close to Cohen-Watnick's firing.

Cohen-Watnik survived another scrape, after it turned out he was involved in a midnight caper to secretly supply California Representative Devin Nunes, the Republican chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, with classified reports showing Trump and his associates were incidentally swept up in an electronic surveillance of Russian agents by us spy agencies. McMaster, whose relationship with the president has been strained at times, has long wanted to remove the pro-Flynn hard-liners from his staff. Such a move could earn McMaster a fourth star.

The White House has engaged in a slow-motion purge of hard-line officials at the National Security Council in recent weeks, angering conservatives who complain that the foreign policy establishment is reasserting itself over a president who had promised a new course. But the White House officials told Circa that under the current congressional investigation, and given President Trump's ongoing concern that members of his team were unmasked, Rice's clearance should have been limited to congressional testimony only or revoked until the end of the investigation.

Michael Flynn to serve as the senior director for intelligence programs at the National Security Council, was sacked on Wednesday afternoon, according to two sources familiar with the matter.

Additionally, top Obama officials continue to come and go in and out of the White House compound as they please. Last week, McMaster removed Derek Harvey, the top Middle East adviser on the NSC, from his post.

It was revealed on Wednesday in news reports that Rich Higgins, who served as director for strategic planning at the NSC, was sacked July 21.

On the alt-right side of things, Mike Cernovich has led a steady drumbeat against McMaster, creating the hashtag #McMasterFacts, along with an accompanying website criticizing the national security adviser.

In early April, reports emerged that Rice on several occasions requested the identities of "masked" USA persons in intelligence reports linked to President Donald Trump's transition and campaign.

YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE
  • Facebook to launch their own speakers gadget with touch

    Facebook to launch their own speakers gadget with touch

    Amazon recently started selling a similar speaker called the Echo Show that features a large display . All this information comes from the sources in the supply chain of the product.
    Virgil van Dijk left out of Southampton's pre-season squad

    Virgil van Dijk left out of Southampton's pre-season squad

    Liverpool are keen to land the Dutch defender but Jurgen Klopp withdrew his interest last month after tapping up allegations. A move could yet transpire, although it is likely to hinge on van Dijk's attitude and his willingness to force a move.
    Arsenal: Capable of Winning the Premier League Title?

    Arsenal: Capable of Winning the Premier League Title?

    With plenty of points to be won and lost, the title race is still very much on and Arsenal will be confident of bridging the gap. Defensively, Arsenal have improved since Shkodran Mustafi joined the club in the summer but there is still room for improvement.
  • Season of Big Bash was expanded

    Season of Big Bash was expanded

    Female Rebel BBL starts their season from the 9th f December, which is 10 days earlier from the male season of KFC BBL games. Fans of cricket across the world can see the online stream at the official Australian cricket website, and throw its app.
    Venezuelan activist shot dead in protest against controversial elections

    Venezuelan activist shot dead in protest against controversial elections

    Several foreign airlines have suspended flights to the country, and families of U.S. diplomats there have been ordered to leave. The oil industry is anxious they could target Venezuela's crude exports, 40 percent of which are bought by the United States.
    Liverpool '100 per cent' won't sign Naby Keita this summer - RB Leipzig

    Liverpool '100 per cent' won't sign Naby Keita this summer - RB Leipzig

    Keita and Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk are the two players linked strongly with a move to Anfield before the transfer window shuts. "They ( Liverpool ) will not be the only one I think".
  • Victorious return to U.S.  for Sharapova at Stanford after thigh injury

    Victorious return to U.S. for Sharapova at Stanford after thigh injury

    After yesterday's scan, the doctor has recommended I don't risk further injury. Maria Sharapova is out of next week's Rogers Cup .
    Germany urges European Union  countermeasures against U.S.  over Russian Federation  sanctions

    Germany urges European Union countermeasures against U.S. over Russian Federation sanctions

    Brigitte Zypries said: "We consider this as being against global law, plain and simple". But it is important the European Commission now looks into countermeasures.
    Anne Hathaway in talks for Barbie movie

    Anne Hathaway in talks for Barbie movie

    The film is expected to be rated PG, and in the mould of a broad family comedy along the lines of Splash, Enchanted and Big . Hathaway can do comedy very well and she's not afraid to take the piss out of herself either, so yeah, this could work.
  • Will not join the Cabinet : Amit Shah

    Will not join the Cabinet : Amit Shah

    Shah also said that the government has taken a number of successful steps to curb the issue of black money and money laundering. The situation left leader of the house Arun Jaitley and MoS for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi virtually helpless.
    Oppn protests in RS over kidnapping of Gujarat Congress MLA

    Oppn protests in RS over kidnapping of Gujarat Congress MLA

    They later drove to the BJP office in Gandhinagar and joined the saffron party in the presence of its president Amit Shah . The Congress would also seek direction to the Election Commission as they are losing the elections, the minister added.
    Android based VR Gaming Apps

    Android based VR Gaming Apps

    Cleanopolis VR This educational title is primarily for kids but it doesn't mean that people of all ages won't be able to enjoy it. House of Terror VR This game gives you the chance to explore a haunted house full of monsters, traps, and very hard puzzles.
popular