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Trump defends national security advisor from right-wing critics

Trump defends national security advisor from right-wing critics

Some conservatives have also criticized him for granting security clearance to Susan Rice, Obama's national security adviser.

For the time being though, McMaster's position seems safe, with a senior White House official telling the New York Times Friday that the president has "total confidence" in his national security adviser.

James Carafano, a former Trump transition team official and vice president of the conservative Heritage Foundation, decried as counterproductive the recent spate of "blood-in-the-water" rumors.

The dismissals of Ezra Cohen-Watnick, the National Security Council's controversial 31-year-old senior director for intelligence, particularly pissed off allies of Trump's more nationalist policies in and out of the White House. Bannon was kicked off the NSC's principals committee soon after McMaster became national security adviser. Trump wants to deal with the China issue - McMaster doesn't. "I am grateful for the work he continues to do serving our country", Trump added.

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There have been other similar incidents before where passengers have tried to jump off planes. The teen, a USA citizen, was accosted by a construction crew working nearby on the airfield.

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McMaster stepped in to replace Flynn after he was ousted in February following reports that he mislead White House officials on his past conversations with Kremlin officials. But multiple officials told BuzzFeed News that the main factors were differences between McMaster and Harvey on how the Middle East directorate should be managed as well as some heated discussions about Iran's presence in Syria during policy coordinating meetings. While Cohen-Watnick and McMaster had apparently begun to mend relations over the last several months, The Atlantic article that described Cohen-Watnick as un-fireable pushed McMaster over the edge, according to a source who spoke with Politico.

Rich Higgins - a former member of the Pentagon, head of strategy.

It was revealed on Wednesday in news reports that Rich Higgins, who served as director for strategic planning at the NSC, was sacked July 21. In a recent Situation Room meeting, the president - who is frustrated by his options in Afghanistan - raised the idea of firing the top US commander in Afghanistan and replacing him with McMaster, according to officials with knowledge of the discussion. Far-right blogger Mike Cernovich even published an anti-Semitic cartoon that showed McMaster as a puppet to George Soros, who in turn was a puppet to the "Rothschilds".

John Kelly's recent move from homeland security secretary to White House chief of staff should ensure McMaster's independence and control over the NSC - for now.

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