Bolton Expected to 'Clean House' at NSC

John Bolton Trump should've fired Obama holdover James Comey on Day 1

President Donald Trump's pick for national security adviser has divided opinion nowhere more than the Middle East, where Israelis lauded his appointment and Palestinians decried it as another blow for their hopes of statehood. On April 9, he will become Trump's third national security adviser in just over a year.

Under the influence of his nationalist former strategy guru Steve Bannon, Trump's foreign policy positions took an isolationist bent, and he condemned the Iraq war that Bolton worked so hard to promote.

Yet historically, even those who espoused the most extreme positions as private citizens have a way of moderating when faced with the awesome task of running the nation. "The timeline was expedited as they both felt it was important to have the new team in place, instead of constant speculation", the official said.

And on Russia, the new National Security Adviser has long voiced hardline views against Moscow, which could sit at odds with a President who openly admires Russian President Vladimir Putin.

The top donor to the groups was Robert Mercer, who has given $5 million to Bolton's super PAC in recent years. Two sources familiar with Bolton's relationship with Trump said one of the big unknowns was how Bolton's approach to Russian Federation will go over with the president or if he's even aware of those differences.

Trump took to Twitter to announce the latest in a cascade of staff changes, one which calls the future of a landmark deal to curb Iran's nuclear programme into serious doubt. So now we have an administration in which both paleoconservatism and neoconservatism are sidelined, and straight-up hawkishness is institutionally ascendant as it has rarely been in modern presidencies - save in the Peak Cheneyism following 9/11. All of the officials requested anonymity to discuss diplomatic conversations. "The Trump administration should make clear that Beijing will face consequences if it does not bring to bear its massive interests in support of this goal", he further wrote. Bolton has said that the two-state solution, for which the worldwide community advocates, is dead. "The Trump administration is turning out to be the most friendly administration to Israel ever". Just last month, he seized on Pompeo's remark that North Korea was "a handful of months" from having a nuclear missile capable of reaching the United States, to set out a sham legal case in the Wall Street Journal for attacking North Korea. Their disagreements are real - Bolton has famously pooh-poohed the kind of summit diplomacy with North Korea that Trump is now committed to.

Bolton, a Yale Law School graduate, served as President George W. Bush's United Nations ambassador as a "recess appointment" due to broad opposition to his confirmation in the Senate. He added that the US will use MEK to achieve that aim.

Bolton has maintained a pair of political committees, which he has used to funnel political support to hawkish candidates.

Trump's definition of "America First" has always been somewhat nebulous, although he's stressed the importance of USA sovereignty, limited overseas intervention and burden-sharing among allies so that Washington doesn't disproportionately foot the bill. He was equally disinclined to indulge the bureaucratic constraints of the State Department back in Washington.

But not all of Mr Bolton's views coincide with those of the President.

Mercer was also a top supporter of Trump's campaign.

Another former official said any National Security Council officials appointed under former President Obama "should start packing their shit". But it can be argued that Bolton has been a vocal critic of the establishment GOP and they have kept him out of power as a effect.

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