This guy is bad news
Trump’s national security adviser Gen. H.R. McMaster is said to be “protecting the entrenched bureaucracy” by getting rid of Trump loyalists who were hired to carry out the president’s policy.
Smells like deep state machinations at work. And McMaster may have gone too far.
President Trump met with McMaster on Thursday and is said to be looking to replace him with CIA Director Mike Pompeo (left) and ship the three-star general to Afghanistan to command U.S. forces in that country.
Trump has lambasted the current commander over there, Gen. John Nicholson Jr., who Trump says is losing the war.
Herbert Raymond McMaster, 55, a U. S. Army officer, has been on a firing binge, dumping Trump allies who were at odds with career government staffers and holdovers from the Obama era. He reportedly wants to downplay Obama holdovers who are undermining the Trump administration.
One of the National Security Council officials who was fired was senior Middle East director Derek Harvey, who had a comprehensive plan to scrap the Iran nuclear deal, something the president has long wanted to do.
And McMaster has plans to fire more. At least four other senior National Security Council officials are reportedly in his crosshairs.
McMaster even allowed Obama’s national security adviser Susan Rice to keep her security clearance after finding out she was the source of the unmasking of several Trump associates who had contact with Russian officials. McMaster told Rice she would continue to have access to classified information.
Siding with Rice goes dead against the president who has strongly suggested that Rice may have committed a crime.
McMaster, who was recommended for the job by Sen. John McCain (enough said!) may have just bought himself a ticket to Afghanistan.