Trump names Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster to be National Security Advisor


PUBLISHED Mon, February 20, 2017 - 2:57pm EST
Credit: U.S. Army


U.S. President Donald Trump has named Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster to be his new National Security Advisor, replacing Michael Flynn who was fired after providing incomplete information about his contacts with Russia. (more)





FOR LIVE UPDATES: Twitter, Facebook

Trump announced his decision on Monday afternoon while briefly speaking in the living room of his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida. He called McMaster "a man of tremendous talent and tremendous experience."

White House spokesman Sean Spicer added that Lt. Gen. Keith Kellogg, who served as acting national security advisor after Flynn's firing, will return to his role as Chief of Staff and Executive Secretary of the National Security Council.

The position of National Security Advisor does not require confirmation by the U.S. Senate.

This is a breaking news alert. Please check back or follow @BNONews on Twitter as details become available. If you want to receive breaking news alerts by email, click here to sign up. You can also like BNO News on Facebook by clicking here.





  United States     

 

LEAVE COMMENTS



HAPPENING NOW


AROUND THE WEB




 

LIVE WIRE

Salford University near Manchester evacuated due to suspicious package     22 hrs  

New York Amber Alert: McKenzie Wilson abducted from Lyndon     23 hrs  

22 dead in explosion at the Manchester Arena in England     1 day  

Aeromexico plane collides with utility truck at LAX, injuring 8     3 days  

California Amber Alert: Baby abducted from San Francisco     4 days  



.
email alerts



Just want the important news? Sign up now for the fastest email alerts from BNO News. Click here to get started!



Happening Now

Taiwan’s top court rules in favor of same-sex marriage     21 mins  

5 civilians killed in U.S. ground raid in Yemen - Reprieve     20 hrs  

Salford University near Manchester evacuated due to suspicious package     22 hrs  

New York Amber Alert: McKenzie Wilson abducted from Lyndon     23 hrs  

U.S. forces conduct ground raid in central Yemen, killing 7     1 day  





More U.S. News

Taiwan’s top court rules in favor of same-sex marriage     21 mins  

Michael Flynn declines subpoena to provide documents     1 day  

Former world motorcycling champion Nicky Hayden dead at 35      2 days  

Aeromexico plane collides with utility truck at LAX, injuring 8     3 days  

President Trump departs on 1st overseas trip since taking office     4 days