I am pleased to announce that I will name Robert C. O’Brien, currently serving as the very successful Special Presidential Envoy for Hostage Affairs at the State Department, as our new National Security Advisor. I have worked long & hard with Robert. He will do a great job!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 18, 2019
Washington (CNN)Just one day after President Donald Trump dismissed national security adviser John Bolton, administration officials are discussing the possibility of replacing Bolton with his chief rival, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Under this scenario, the country’s top diplomat would absorb the national security adviser role and do both jobs, according to a senior administration official and a source familiar with the possibilities.That would make Pompeo the second person in history to have both jobs at the same time. The first, Henry Kissinger, was already President Richard Nixon’s national security adviser when he was appointed secretary of state in 1973, and filled both roles for two years.
“I hereby resign, effective immediately, as Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs, Thank you for having afforded me this opportunity to serve our country.”
….I asked John for his resignation, which was given to me this morning. I thank John very much for his service. I will be naming a new National Security Advisor next week.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 10, 2019
WASHINGTON — President Trump fired national security advisor John Bolton Tuesday morning, announcing in a tweet that he’d told him Monday night that “his services are no longer needed.”Source: Trump fires national security advisor John Bolton
“I informed John Bolton last night that his services are no longer needed at the White House,” Trump tweeted around noon. “I disagreed strongly with many of his suggestions, as did others in the Administration, and therefore….”
He went on in a second tweet: “…I asked John for his resignation, which was given to me this morning. I thank John very much for his service. I will be naming a new National Security Advisor next week.”
The sudden firing came as a shock, even though Bolton’s increasing isolation from Trump and lack of influence on foreign policy matters was no secret within the White House.
A former associate administrator at the U.S. General Services Administration had sex with a White House staffer in his government office and on the roof of the agency’s northwest D.C.
The investigation also revealed the official drank from a bottle of vodka in his office “after normal business hours.”
The report details multiple violations of federal policies prohibiting or limiting alcohol consumption in federal offices, by high ranking officials of the GSA in 2017. The GSA is the independent federal agency which oversees federal office spaces and public buildings.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General William Barr has removed the acting director of the Bureau of Prisons from his position more than a week after millionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein took his own life while in federal custody.
Hugh Hurwitz’s reassignment Monday comes amid mounting evidence that guards at the chronically understaffed Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York abdicated their responsibility to keep the 66-year-old Epstein from killing himself while he awaited trial on charges of sexually abusing teenage girls. The FBI and the Justice Department’s inspector general are investigating his death.