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Meet the motley crew Trump is eyeing to replace Bolton

Posted On: Sep 11, 2019   |   Posted By: Politico

Meet the motley crew Trump is eyeing to replace Bolton

The dozen-plus names being floated to replace John Bolton as national security adviser run the gamut - from ambassadors to military officers to business leaders. Some are quietly fanning the speculation themselves while others are names that people close to President Donald Trump say he has mentioned. Several are hard to distinguish on an ideological basis, although all are thought to be generally conservative and some make their views well-known on Fox News. A few have links to Bolton, a hawk whose approach often clashed with the president, and several previously served in the George W. Bush administration. Nearly all are men. The leading assumption is that Trump will seek a National Security Council chief who is lower-profile, less ideologically strident and more willing to be a team player than the ousted Bolton, who irked numerous aides across the national security apparatus. Trump also is expected to go with a pick favored by his powerful secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, who remains in Trump's good...

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