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High-Profile Trump Official Tests Positive

National security adviser Robert O'Brien is isolating at home

(Newser) - Another member of President Trump's team has tested positive for COVID-19, the highest-ranking one to date. National security adviser Robert O'Brien came down with the virus after a "family event," reports Bloomberg . He has been working from home for the last week, according to the outlet....

Bolton: Trump Is Not 'Fit for Office'

Former national security adviser says all Trump decisions revolve around reelection prospects

(Newser) - John Bolton has begun doing interviews to promote his controversial new book , and one of the first is generating strong words. "I don't think he's fit for office," Bolton tells ABC News in regard to President Trump. "I don't think he has the competence...

Trump Sues to Block John Bolton Book

Lawsuit seeks order to have copies already printed "retrieved and disposed of'

(Newser) - John Bolton's White House memoir has been printed and shipped to warehouses ahead of a scheduled June 23 release date—but the Trump administration doesn't want it to see the light of day. The administration filed a lawsuit Tuesday seeking to block the release of The Room Where ...

Report: Bolton Plans to Publish With or Without WH Approval

Tell-all memoir has been held up by White House for months

(Newser) - Former national security adviser John Bolton has apparently grown weary of waiting for the White House to approve his tell-all book about his time in the White House. Sources tell the Washington Post that Bolton plans to publish The Room Where It Happened on June 23 whether the White House...

Michael Flynn's Legal Team Says Emails Prove a Setup

President Trump agrees

(Newser) - Michael Flynn's legal team is trying to get the case against him dismissed, and his lawyers say newly released documents from the FBI show why. The judge in Flynn's case on Wednesday unsealed the documents, which include notes written by FBI agents as they discussed strategy before interviewing...

NSC Aide Is Out of White House After 'Anonymous' Rumors

Victoria Coates didn't write the book, agents said

(Newser) - A national security aide who's been rumored to be the author of a tell-all book about President Trump's White House is being moved out of it. Victoria Coates will begin her new job as a senior adviser for the Department of Energy on Monday, Reuters reports. White House...

A Bolton Predecessor Gives Him a Hard Time

Ex-national security advisers face off

(Newser) - Two former national security advisers faced off at a Vanderbilt University event Wednesday, with the Obama administration's Susan Rice taking former Trump staffer John Bolton to task for not testifying in the impeachment process against President Trump. NBC News reports that Bolton scoffed at the idea his testimony regarding...

John Bolton on New Book: 'You'll Love Chapter 14'

Former national security adviser says he's worried about book being 'suppressed' by White House

(Newser) - John Bolton said he was willing to testify about President Trump's dealings with Ukraine during the Senate impeachment trial—but Republican senators decided not to call witnesses . The former national security adviser says he now hopes the White House won't censor the account he gives in forthcoming memoir...

Michael Flynn Has a Sudden Change of Heart

Wants to withdraw his guilty plea, says Justice Department acted in 'bad faith'

(Newser) - Former Trump administration national security adviser Michael Flynn filed court papers Tuesday to withdraw his guilty plea, saying federal prosecutors had acted in "bad faith" and broken their end of the bargain when they sought prison time for him, the AP reports. The request came one week after the...

Trump Names New National Security Adviser

It's hostage negotiator Robert O'Brien

(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...

Trump: I Fired John Bolton. Bolton: No, I Resigned

Either way, the national security adviser is out of a job

(Newser) - John Bolton is out—whether he resigned or got fired is another question. President Trump announced on Twitter Tuesday that he gave the hawkish national security adviser his walking papers. "I informed John Bolton last night that his services are no longer needed at the White House," Trump...

Flynn Saved a Voicemail. Judge Tells DOJ to Release It

And to make public portion of Mueller report

(Newser) - Former national security adviser Michael Flynn told the special counsel's office that people connected to the Trump administration and Congress sought to influence his cooperation with the Russia investigation, and he provided a voicemail recording of one such communication, prosecutors said in a court filing made public Thursday. Prosecutors...

White House Asked Pentagon for Plans to Hit Iran

Bolton's reaction to failed attack 'definitely rattled people'

(Newser) - The attack—three mortar shells launched into Baghdad's diplomatic sector by Iranian militants—injured no one, but the Wall Street Journal is now reporting that it "triggered unusual alarm" inside the Trump administration. National Security Adviser John Bolton responded by asking the Pentagon to draw up plans to...

Lawyers: Flynn Made 'Uncharacteristic Error in Judgment'

They say he doesn't deserve prison time

(Newser) - Lawyers for Michael Flynn asked a judge Tuesday to spare him prison time, saying he had devoted his career to his country and taken responsibility for an "uncharacteristic error in judgment." The arguments to the judge echoed those of special counsel Robert Mueller's office, which last week...

On Bolton's First Day, a Huge Foreign Policy Decision Awaits

New national security adviser will have to help president shape response to Syria

(Newser) - Monday is the first official day on the job for John Bolton, President Trump's "hawkish" new national security adviser. Bolton takes over for HR McMaster just as the Trump administration is facing one of its biggest foreign policy decisions yet—how to respond to an apparent chemical attack...

One Word Keeps Popping Up in Stories About John Bolton

New national security adviser is 'hawkish,' or perhaps 'ultra-hawkish'

(Newser) - President Trump made a big change in his foreign policy team Thursday by announcing that John Bolton would replace HR McMaster as his national security adviser. One word turning up in virtually every profile of Bolton is "hawkish," or sometimes "ultra-hawkish." Specifically, Bolton has argued for...

John Bolton Is Trump's New National Security Adviser

HR McMaster is resigning

(Newser) - President Trump is getting his third national security adviser in the first 14 months of his presidency, Reuters reports. Current national security adviser Lt. Gen. HR McMaster is resigning, to be replaced by John Bolton on April 9. "I am very thankful for the service of General H.R....

White House Losing Another High-Profile Member: Report

Sources say HR McMaster will be replaced as Trump's national security adviser

(Newser) - A day after Hope Hicks announced her resignation from the White House, "five people familiar with the discussions" say the Trump administration will be losing yet another high-profile member. In an exclusive report, NBC News states the White House will be replacing HR McMaster as national security adviser. The...

McMaster's White House Exit May Be Near: Report

Sources tell CNN he may rejoin the military

(Newser) - Could HR McMaster be the next figure to leave the White House? It's possible, according to CNN , reporting on "months of personal tension" between the national security adviser and President Trump. Six defense and administration officials tell the network the strained relationship is enough that the Pentagon is...

Flynn Move Could Be Ominous News for Trump

His lawyers have reportedly cut ties with Trump's legal team

(Newser) - Is former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn now cooperating with Robert Mueller's special investigation? Sources tell the AP and the New York Times that Flynn's legal team has informed Trump's lawyers that they can no longer discuss the investigation with them, a move that suggests Flynn is...

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