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National Security Adviser

Danziger: Single-Minded Mindlessness

Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven […]

March 26, 2018

Trump Removes Steve Bannon From National Security Council

In a shift seen as a victory for National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster, the president removed his chief strategist, former Breitbart publisher Steve Bannon, from the National Security Council principals’ committee. From that powerful post, Bannon wielded substantive influence over critical policy issues, despite his lack of experience and qualifications.

April 5, 2017
General McMaster, Flynn, Russia

Will McMaster And Trump Clash On Russia?

Lt. Gen. H. R. McMaster, appointed by Trump on Monday, is known for being strongly driven by integrity —a quality that critics felt Mike Flynn lacked. How to approach Russia is likely to be one of the crucial areas where McMaster and Flynn differ.

February 22, 2017
Retired Admiral Harward rejects National Security job

Retired Admiral Harward Rejects Trump Offer Of National Security Post

Two sources familiar with the decision said Admiral Harward turned down the job in part because he wanted to bring in his own team at the National Security Council.
That put him at odds with Trump, who had told former national security adviser Michael Flynn’s deputy, K.T. McFarland, that she could stay.

February 16, 2017

Will Trump’s National Security Adviser Flynn Survive Russia Controversy?

Top White House officials have been reviewing over the weekend Flynn’s contacts with the Russians and whether he discussed the possibility of lifting U.S. sanctions on Russia once Trump took office, which could potentially be in violation of a law banning private citizens from engaging in foreign policy.

February 13, 2017
Flynn, Russia Sanctions

Democrats Demand Answers About Flynn’s Pre-Inauguration Contact With Russia

The FBI has been examining Flynn’s contacts with Ambassador Sergey Kislyak, according to reports. At issue is whether Flynn tried to undermine the Obama administration’s move to toughen sanctions against Moscow after concluding that Russia had meddled in the U.S. election.

February 11, 2017
Trevor Noah explains why he worries about Michael Flynn, incoming National Security Adviser

#EndorseThis: The Tremendousness of Michael Flynn

You may have forgotten why President Obama fired Michael Flynn as director of the Defense Intelligence Agency. You may not recall the hate messages he promoted on Twitter. But Trevor Noah will remind you.

December 2, 2016
Cartoon: General Flynn wants to bomb Chappaqua

Cartoon: General Flynn To Be Security Adviser

The excitable Michael Flynn, a retired general and former intelligence official, will serve as Trump’s national security adviser.

November 19, 2016
Retired Gen. Michael Flynn attended White House intel briefings while working for foreign clients

Flynn Reportedly Attended Intel Briefings While Paid By Foreign Interests

Danielle Brian, executive director of the Project on Government Oversight, called Flynn’s presence at classified briefings when he was representing foreign clients “deeply disturbing.”

November 18, 2016
Mike Flynn offered National Security Adviser post in Trump cabinet

Report: National Security Advisor Post Offered To Trump Loyalist Michael Flynn

Flynn’s appearances on Russia’s government-run broadcaster RT, particularly at a gala last year attended by President Vladimir Putin, have also raised eyebrows in military circles.

November 17, 2016