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Trump Names New National Security Adviser

It's hostage negotiator Robert O'Brien
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Sep 18, 2019 9:01 AM CDT
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President Trump arrives at Los Angeles International Airport to attend a fundraiser, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019, in Los Angeles.   (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
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(Newser) – President Trump has named hostage negotiator Robert O'Brien to be his new national security adviser, reports the AP. Trump tweeted Wednesday that he has "worked long & hard" with O'Brien and that "he will do a great job!" Trump's announcement about O'Brien comes a week after he ousted John Bolton from the national security adviser's post, citing policy disagreements. Bolton was Trump's third national security adviser. (Read more national security adviser stories.)

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