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UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 7, 2020

Ford, Bush presidential adviser Brent Scowcroft dies at 95

Brent Scowcroft, who played a prominent role in American foreign policy as national security adviser to Presidents Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush and was a Republican voice against the …


UPDATED: Mon., July 27, 2020

Trump’s national security adviser has coronavirus

President Donald Trump’s National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien has tested positive for the coronavirus — making him the highest-ranking official to test positive so far.


UPDATED: Fri., June 19, 2020

Bolton critique of Trump could define tell-all book battles

The White House fight with former national security adviser John Bolton is the latest chapter in a lengthy history of Washington book battles, yet it will likely define future cases …


John Bolton book again delayed, this time to June 23

John Bolton’s book has again been delayed, according to listings on Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble, both of which say “What Happened In the Room” has been pushed back from …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 16, 2019

Michael Flynn’s sentencing set for Jan. 28 after judge rejects his attacks on the FBI, Justice Department

A federal judge on Monday rejected Michael Flynn’s attacks against the FBI and the Justice Department, setting a long-delayed sentencing for President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser for Jan. …


Administration wants to cut WH foreign policy staff in half

President Donald Trump’s new national security adviser says he wants to reduce the White House foreign policy staff by half


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 18, 2019

Trump names hostage envoy Robert O’Brien national security adviser

President Donald Trump has named hostage negotiator Robert O’Brien to be his new national security adviser.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 10, 2019

Trump ousts hawkish Bolton, dissenter on foreign policy

President Donald Trump has abruptly forced out John Bolton, his hawkish national security adviser.


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 5, 2017

Trump counters criticism of his national security adviser

President Donald Trump has issued a defense of his national security adviser H.R. McMaster against criticism he’s not supportive enough of Israel and is stifling conservative viewpoints.


UPDATED: Thu., May 18, 2017

Senate chairman: Flynn has not responded to subpoena

The chairman of the Senate intelligence committee said Thursday that ousted National Security Adviser Michael Flynn hasn’t responded to a subpoena from the panel in its probe of Russia’s meddling …


Trump tells newspaper Obama aide might have broken the law

Citing no evidence, President Donald Trump on Wednesday accused his predecessor’s national security adviser of breaking the law, one month after he accused former President Barack Obama of illegally wiretapping …


Michael Flynn in talks with Congress, wary of prosecution

Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn is in discussions with the House and Senate intelligence committees on receiving immunity from “unfair prosecution” in exchange for agreeing to be questioned as …


White House: Trump unaware of Flynn’s foreign agent work

President Donald Trump was not aware that his former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, had worked to further the interests of the government of Turkey before appointing him, the White …


Former Trump aide Flynn says his lobbying may have helped Turkey

President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, who was fired from his prominent White House job last month, has registered with the Justice Department as a foreign agent …


Trudy Rubin: Trump makes smart move at NSA

McMaster’s key qualities – strategic thinking, steadiness, a grasp of complexity and integrity – are critical for someone whose job is to create a coherent foreign policy process for this …


Goodman: Grassroots efforts push out Flynn, Puzder

The engine driving the ousters of Flynn and Puzder are movements of thousands upon thousands of people across the country, saying “no” to hate, bigotry and injustice.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 16, 2017

Flynn was never suitable for NSA job

Flynn’s departure is also good news because he was as volatile presence in the administration as he was in the Trump campaign,


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 15, 2017

Trump slams intel officials, media over Flynn and Russia

President Donald Trump on Wednesday blamed the media and “illegally leaked” intelligence information for bringing down his national security adviser Michael Flynn, one day after the White House said Trump …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 13, 2017

Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn resigns

The Justice Department warned the Trump administration weeks ago that embattled national security adviser Michael Flynn’s contacts with Russia could leave him in a compromised position, an administration official and …


Officials say Flynn discussed sanctions

National security adviser Michael Flynn privately discussed U.S. sanctions against Russia with that country’s ambassador to the United States during the month before President Donald Trump took office, contrary to …


Trump taps Sessions, Flynn, Pompeo for top positions

President-elect Donald Trump is announcing his choices for three key administration jobs Friday, naming Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions for attorney general, Kansas Rep. Mike Pompeo to head the CIA and …


Controversy has swirled around Trump’s reported pick for national security adviser

National security advisers typically work in the shadows, but President-elect Donald Trump’s reported pick for the key job, Michael Flynn, is more of a flame-thrower who has labeled the Muslim …


Trump offers Flynn national security adviser job, AP source says

President-elect Donald Trump offered former military intelligence chief Michael Flynn the job of national security adviser as he began to build out his national security team Thursday, according to a …


Sandy Berger, ex-Clinton national security adviser, dies

Former national security adviser Sandy Berger, who helped craft President Bill Clinton’s second-term foreign policy and got in trouble over mishandling classified documents, died Wednesday, a spokesman for his consulting …


Susan Rice to take White House post

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama’s top national security adviser is resigning and will be replaced by Susan Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the U.N. who has been a lightning rod …