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PoliticsFevered speculation over John Bolton's replacement as national security adviser

03:00  11 september  2019
03:00  11 september  2019 Source:   foxnews.com

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New national security adviser expected next week to replace Bolton , who took hawkish positions on major foreign policy issues.

WASHINGTON — President Trump fired John R. Bolton , his third national security adviser , on Tuesday amid fundamental disagreements over how to handle major foreign policy challenges like Iran, North Korea and Afghanistan. Mr. Trump announced the decision on Twitter.

A bumper crop of potential candidates for national security adviser is emerging following John Bolton's abrupt exit from the White House on Tuesday.

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Amid a number of disagreements with Bolton -- including over recently scrapped negotiations with the Taliban over the future fo Afghanistan -- President Trump announced in a tweet that Bolton’s “services are no longer needed” and said that he would be naming a new national security adviser next week.

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His replacement , Bolton , 69, who has long been a polarizing figure in Washington foreign policy circles, becomes Trump’s third national security adviser in 14 months. Bolton ’ s arrival as national security advisor now casts a shadow over the future of the White House chief of staff, John Kelly

His replacement is John Bolton , the former ambassador to the United Nations in the Bush administration — and one of the most radically Bolton ’ s Iraq-era activities are extraordinarily relevant for understanding what he’ll push for as Trump’s national security adviser (a position that doesn’t

Multiple sources tell Fox News that at least five people are believed to be in the mix. They include: the U.S. ambassador to Germany, Ric Grenell; U.S. Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook; Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun; the ambassador to the Netherlands Pete Hoekstra; and Rob Blair, an aide to White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney.

A source close to the discussions said multiple senators called the White House on Grenell’s behalf on Tuesday.

Earlier in the day, the president signaled that he'd fired Bolton – a characterization Bolton himself challenged.

“I informed John Bolton last night that his services are no longer needed at the White House,” Trump tweeted.

He added: “I disagreed strongly with many of his suggestions, as did others in the Administration, and therefore I asked John for his resignation, which was given to me this morning."

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John Bolton is out, I fully expect Ramsey Bolton to be the replacement . Who could be worse than John Bolton as National Security Adviser ? edit to say: i loved getting so many good Trump will be on his 5th National Security Adviser in under 3 years. Bush and Obama combined for 5 National

National security adviser H.R. McMaster has resigned and will be replaced by former US ambassador and Fox News analyst John Bolton The timeline was expedited as they both felt it was important to have the new team in place, instead of constant speculation ," a White House official said.

While Bolton swiftly challenged Trump's version of events -- saying he first offered to resign -- the two have had well-known disagreements on a range of hot-button national security issues, perhaps most significantly on plans for a troop drawdown in Afghanistan.

Bolton's removal comes after the hawkish adviser was reportedly sidelined from high-level discussions about military involvement in Afghanistan on the heels of opposing diplomatic efforts in the region.

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“Simply put, many of Bolton’s policy priorities did not align with POTUS,” a White House official told Fox News on Tuesday.

While Trump announced a 4,000-troop increase in 2017 as part of an effort to break the stalemate in the country, he has been moving toward agreeing to a phased withdrawal of troops. Some 14,000 U.S. troops have remained in Afghanistan, advising and assisting Afghan forces and conducting counterterrorism operations.

Inside the administration, Bolton also advocated caution on Trump's strategy with North Korea, and was against Trump's decision last year to pull U.S. troops out of Syria. Bolton also led a quiet effort inside the administration and with allies abroad to convince the president to keep U.S. forces in Syria to counter Islamic State and Iranian influence in the region.

Bolton became Trump’s third national security adviser in April 2018, replacing H.R. McMaster, who had himself been named as successor to Michael Flynn.

Fox News’ Gillian Turner, Catherine Herridge Brooke Singman, John Roberts and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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