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The shake up continues: H.R. McMaster out as National Security Advisor, John Bolton in

March 22, 2018

  It has been quite a busy week in the Trump administration with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson resigning and CIA Director Mike Pompeo being nominated to take his place and now we are learning H.R. McMaster is out as National Security Advisor with John Bolton taking his place.

  No reason has been given and it appears as if, as speculated in the mainstream media, this has been in the works for awhile. As of right now it seems to be a mutual decision and so far it is cordial.  Here is more:

According to a White House official, the president and McMaster had “mutually agreed” on his resignation, and the two had been discussing it for “some time.” However, the timeline was “expedited as they both felt it was important to have the new team in place, instead of constant speculation.”

“This was not related to any one moment or incident, rather it was the result of ongoing conversations between the two,” the official said.  

McMaster, a lieutenant general, said in a statement that he is requesting retirement from the Army, and will leave public service.

“I am thankful to President Donald J. Trump for the opportunity to serve him and our nation as national security advisor. I am grateful for the friendship and support of the members of the National Security Council who worked together to provide the President with the best options to protect and advance our national interests,” he said.

Trump praised McMaster in a statement.

“H.R. McMaster has served his country with distinction for more than 30 years. He has won many battles and his bravery and toughness are legendary. General McMaster’s leadership of the National Security Council staff has helped my administration accomplish great things to bolster America’s national security. He helped develop our America First National Security Strategy, revitalize our alliances in the Middle East, smash ISIS, bring North Korea to the table, and strengthen our nation’s prosperity. This work and those achievements will ensure that America builds on its economic and military advantages. I thank General McMaster and his family for their service and wish them the very best.”

  But the timing is interesting coming on the heals of the leak of Donald Trump’s phone conversation with Vladimir Putin after his re-election earlier this week. It was reported that the President was very angry about this leak and maybe H.R. McMaster is the casualty.

  Unsurprisingly Republicans praised John Bolton and Democrats, who opposed him when he was nominated as Ambassador to the United Nations by George W Bush, attacked the move. 

  One thing we learned about Donald Trump during the campaign is that he is willing to make changes if he does not feel something is working out and he has continued this as President. 

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  1. March 23, 2018 1:00 am

    I think we’re at the point Steve where ‘any reason’ will do, to justify what they ‘want to do’ – I asked my brother who keeps up w/ these things and he gave Bolton a 👎 stating Trump needs better advisers. Bolton is ‘under a strong delusion’ believing the liars – he’s a Neocon and pro Pharisee Jews (Mossad/Zionist) wanting to go to war w/ N.K. and other countries. Not ‘seeing’ things rightly. Supposed is ‘razing’ the libtards though, if that’s even true.
    If men/women are left to their own ‘devices’ the only Evolving going on is Greed, insatiable Lusts for MORE Power and Control and perversions.
    Like this “$1.3 Trillion Dollar Omnibus Spending Bill Almost 1,000 Pages Longer than Gutenberg Bible”. That’s just SICKENING!! More piggy pork for the 💩😈.
    The Dem(on)s 👹 rubbing their hands together with ‘glee’ for the amount they’re stealing from Americas and the Rep(tilian)s 🤩 of the same vein ~ getting theirs is their goal.
    Baby killing & selling body parts under the guise of “planned parenthood” keeps their funding. Tax payers should have a ‘say’ where they want their $$$ spent (that would be happening already if honest people were in positions of leadership).
    They’re doing the TOTAL OPPOSITE of what they were voting in to do, they aren’t holding up their promises and need to be removed. Their ‘feet not being held to the FIRE’.
    That’s why so many of the ‘richies’ have their Bug Out underground safe houses, knowing things are going to blow one day! The ‘ungodliness’ coming to roost.
    Their getting what they can, while they can before their shut down I guess.

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    • March 23, 2018 5:29 am

      What I am beginning to fear is that Trump is not listening to those around him and is starting to surround himself with yes men. I could be wrong, we”ll see.

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      • March 23, 2018 11:52 am

        ha, could be. This morning that B/W movie came to mind of the hologram leader on the stage ~ meaning ‘things aren’t what they appear to be’ (still can’t remember the name of it 🤔). Your ‘sense’ of not trusting him or others that in positions of power, to be and do as they purport, goes w/ Scripture : ‘all men are liars’ (its the fallen nature of wo/man). Only when Christ come to clean things up (Righteously ~ He clean out more than the swamp!)and rule for those 1k years, will ‘Truth and Justice manifest’. Until then, we pray His intervention & for ‘understanding’ – to trust Him even though none of this makes sense!! 🙃 😷🤓 “eyes to see”!

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      • March 23, 2018 7:31 pm

        While it seemed Donald Trump defeated the globalists of the NWO part of me always was leery because if they truly opposed him they would have stopped him.
        All men are fallible, nobody is wholly good and it comes down to the “sin nature” of man you talk about. One day all will be right but it will not be our leaders who make it right again.

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  2. March 23, 2018 6:20 am

    I betcha he must have been the leaker…just saying. Trump must be vert angry…. McConnell and Ryan wouldn’t even give him the wall..I am starting to think he is getting worn out… and angry.. not good with his thumb on the button… I have mixed feelings about this pick…

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    • March 23, 2018 7:32 pm

      I think he was the leaker as well and Trump knew it. I think Trump might be getting worn out, I don’t think he realized how deep the swamp is. I have mixed feelings about Bolton as well.

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  3. Brittius permalink
    March 23, 2018 6:16 pm

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