Saturday, February 18, 2017

Adam Kredo — Senior White House Officials Support Bolton To Replace Flynn


I don't usually post speculation but I couldn't resist this.
Senior White House officials and members of the National Security Council are pushing former United Nations Ambassador John Bolton as a replacement for ousted national security adviser Michael Flynn, according to multiple sources in and out of the White House who spoke to the Washington Free Beacon.
Among Bolton's most vocal supporters are senior administration officials loyal to Flynn and who are upset at the general's firing. Multiple sources described an effort by these Flynn loyalists to ensure that Bolton is selected as his replacement.
The selection of Bolton as the next national security adviser would empower Flynn's allies still in the White House and send a message that his national security vision is represented within the Trump administration. Bolton is also favored by White House staffers who are opposed to the selection of any candidate who criticized President Trump during the 2016 campaign....
A worse choice from the point of view of sanity doesn't come to mind. Hopefully DJT has all his marbles working for him on this. "Loose cannon" and "bull in a china shop"are not up to characterizing Bolton.

Washington Free Beacon
Senior White House Officials Support Bolton To Replace Flynn — Former U.N. ambassador championed by Flynn loyalists
Adam Kredo

9 comments:

Six said...

Bolton is something you would find in the bottom of a swamp ...

Footsoldier said...

Another member of the Heritage Foundation.


Are you seeing what's happening here yet ?

It was the Heritage foundation that got him the job as UN ambassador.

http://www.heritage.org/commentary/why-john-bolton-right-the-united-nations


The Heritage foundation is running America not Trump.

Tom Hickey said...

The Mercer connection is at least a significant as Heritage in the structure of the Trump insider group in that Mercer is a major funding source for Heritage and Rebekah Mercer is a backer of Steve Bannon.

http://www.newsweek.com/2016/12/02/robert-mercer-trump-donor-bannon-pac-523366.html

Bob said...

The return of Cronyism? If so, when did it leave?

MRW said...

Hunh? A worse choice from the point of view of sanity doesn't come to mind. Hopefully DJT has all his marbles working for him on this. "Loose cannon" and "bull in a china shop" are not up to characterizing Bolton.

MRW said...

M view: A worse choice from the point of view of sanity doesn't come to mind.

MRW said...

My view.

MRW said...

If Trump chooses Bolton, I will re-arrange my explosives.

MRW said...

re-arrange my explosives??? What the fuck does that mean? I wrote "position." Goddam autocorrect.