Tag Archives: H.R. McMaster

BREAKING: H.R. McMaster Out As National Security Adviser, Replacement Will Be War Hawk John Bolton

The New York Times reports: Lt. Gen. H. R. McMaster, the battle-tested Army officer tapped as President Trump’s national security adviser last year to stabilize a turbulent foreign policy operation, will resign and be replaced by John R. Bolton, a hard-line former United States ambassador to the United Nations, White House officials said Thursday. General McMaster will retire from the …

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Trump To Fire National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster

The Washington Post reports: President Trump has decided to remove H.R. McMaster as his national security adviser and is actively discussing potential replacements, according to five people with knowledge of the plans, preparing to deliver yet another jolt to the senior ranks of his administration. Trump is now comfortable with ousting McMaster, with whom he never personally gelled, but is …

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CNN Recaps White House’s “Hot Mess” Week [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: You aren’t alone if you’re having trouble keeping track of all that happened this week in Washington. At the top of this afternoon’s The Lead, CNN’s Jake Tapper valiantly attempted to recap this week’s big news while issuing a disclaimer that something else may break within the hour to overtake an already overstuffed news cycle. “Chaos has been …

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REPORT: White House To Boot H.R. McMaster

NBC News reports: The White House is preparing to replace H.R. McMaster as national security adviser as early as next month in a move orchestrated by chief of staff John Kelly and Defense Secretary James Mattis, according to five people familiar with the discussions. The move would be the latest in a long string of staff shakeups at the White …

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Reuters: McMaster And Kelly Might Be Quitting

Reuters reports: Longstanding friction between U.S. President Donald Trump and two top aides, the National Security Adviser and the Chief of Staff, has grown to a point that either or both might quit soon, four senior administration officials said. Both H.R. McMaster and John Kelly are military men considered by U.S. political observers as moderating influences on the president by …

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REPORT: H.R. McMaster Privately Mocked Trump As An “Idiot” With The Intelligence Of A “Kindergartener”

Buzzfeed News reports: National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster mocked President Trump’s intelligence at a private dinner with a powerful tech CEO, according to five sources with knowledge of the conversation. Over a July dinner with Oracle CEO Safra Catz — who has been mentioned as a candidate for several potential administration jobs — McMaster bluntly trashed his boss, said the …

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LIVE VIDEO: White House Press Briefing

The Hill reports: White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders will answer take questions from reporters in a press briefing Friday afternoon. National security adviser H.R. McMaster and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley will also answer questions at the briefing. The briefing comes just hours after North Korea fired another ballistic missile over Japan on Friday, further …

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Breitbart Rants: Trump “Went Out His Way” Not To Say “Radical Islamic Terrorism” In 9/11 Ceremony Speech

Breitbart is VERY unhappy with Trump’s 9/11 speech today: On the sixteenth anniversary of the September 11, 2001 Islamic terrorist attacks, President Donald Trump did not once mention the terms “radical Islam” or “Islamic terrorism” during a commemoration ceremony at the Pentagon. Those phrases were also not mentioned in speeches today by other Trump administration senior officials, including Vice President …

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Trump Was Shown 1972 Photo Of Women In Miniskirts As Proof Afghanistan Can Be Western Once Again

The Washington Post reports: Years before running for president, Trump had a clear message on Afghanistan: It was time to get out. In 2012, he said the war was “wasting our money.” In 2012, he called it “a total disaster.” In 2013, he said, “We should leave Afghanistan immediately.” Trump continued his criticism of the war during the year and …

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Wall Street Journal Editorial: Trump Must Fire Steve Bannon Over Breitbart’s Attacks On H.R. McMaster

Raw Story reports: The right-wing Wall Street Journal editorial board on Wednesday called out top White House political strategist Steve Bannon for allegedly coordinating a series of attacks on National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster. In particular, the editorial accused Bannon of pushing out a series of stories to his former publication, Breitbart News, that accused McMaster of being “insufficiently pro-Israel …

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Far-Right Groups Work With Russian Bots In Campaign To Sack “Subversive And Disloyal” H.R. McMaster

For several days far-right sites such as Breitbart, aided by an army of Russian bots on social media, have pressured Trump to fire National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster. Just in from the extremist Center For Security Policy: The Center for Security Policy last week joined with others  who are alarmed at the disloyal and subversive behavior of National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster.  …

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REPORT: Trump Is Furious About Afghanistan But Doesn’t Have The Patience To Read Military Briefings

The Washington Post reports: In meeting after meeting with his national security adviser, H.R. McMaster, this spring and summer, President Trump angrily hammered home two questions: He wanted to know why the U.S. military wasn’t winning in Afghanistan, and he asked, repeatedly, why, after more than 16 years of war, the United States was still stuck there. Among his biggest …

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McMaster “Not Concerned” With Kushner Revelations

Politico reports: National Security Advisor Gen. H.R. McMaster said he’s “not concerned” following reports that President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and advisor Jared Kushner may have discussed setting up diplomatic backchannels to Moscow during the presidential transition. McMaster told American reporters traveling with Trump at the G7 summit in Sicily that the U.S. frequently sets up backchannels to countries for discreet …

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LIVE VIDEO: Trump Shakes Up Press Briefing, National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster To Do Damage Control

An emergency shakeup for today’s schedule: White House officials hastily changed their plans to brief reporters Tuesday amid controversy over reports that President Trump shared highly classified information with Russian officials, opting to have national security adviser H.R. McMaster speak publicly rather than press secretary Sean Spicer. Although Spicer and McMaster were slated to brief reporters together at a televised …

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McMaster Defends Deploying Carrier Group To North Korea: Trump Wants “Full Range Of Options” [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster on Sunday said defended the decision for a Carrier strike group to head toward the Korean Peninsula. “It’s prudent to do it, isn’t it?” McMaster said on “Fox News Sunday.” “North Korea has been engaged in a pattern of provocative behavior. This is a rogue regime that is now a nuclear capable …

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Trump Names Michael Flynn’s Replacement [VIDEO]

The New York Times reports: President Trump picked Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, a widely respected military strategist, as his new national security adviser on Monday, calling him “a man of tremendous talent and tremendous experience.” Mr. Trump made the announcement at his Mar-a-Lago getaway in Palm Beach, Fla., where he has been interviewing candidates to replace Michael T. Flynn, who …

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