FOREIGN AFFAIRS/MCMASTER/NATIONAL SECURITY/RUSSIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “In his last public remarks as national security adviser, Lt. Gen. HR McMaster offered harsh words for Russia Tuesday [4-3-18] during a speech at the Atlantic Council in Washington DC. ‘We have failed to impose sufficient costs’ on Russia, McMaster said at the event, which also included a Q&A with […]

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GARY COHN/MCMASTER/MIKE POMPEO/REX TILLERSON/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway’s warning to those who want to work in the White House is simple: ‘Get with the program or get out.’ ‘If you are not with the program, you should get with the program or get out,’ Conway said Friday [3-23-18] in an […]

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IRAN/MCMASTER/NORTH KOREA/REX TILLERSON/RUSSIA/TRUMP PEOPLE: “President Donald Trump is replacing national security adviser H.R. McMaster with the former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton, injecting a hawkish foreign policy voice into his administration ahead of key decisions on Iran and North Korea. Trump tweeted Thursday [3-22-18] that McMaster has done ‘an outstanding job & will always remain my […]

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FAKE NEWS/MCMASTER/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP PEOPLE: “The Trump administration batted down a new report on Thursday that national security adviser H.R. McMaster could be on his way out, with President Donald Trump telling a spokesman for the National Security Council that the article was ‘fake news.’… Raj Shah, the White House principal deputy press secretary, also […]

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JOHN KELLY/MCMASTER/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Longstanding friction between U.S. President Donald Trump and two top aides, the National Security Adviser and the Chief of Staff, has grown to a point that either or both might quit soon, four senior administration officials said. Both H.R. McMaster and John Kelly are military men considered by U.S. political […]

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2016 ELECTION/FBI/MCMASTER/RUSSIA: “General McMaster forgot to say that the results of the 2016 election were not impacted or changed by the Russians and that the only Collusion was between Russia and Crooked H, the DNC and the Dems. Remember the Dirty Dossier, Uranium, Speeches, Emails and the Podesta Company!” -Donald Trump, Twitter.com, Feb. 17, 2018 […]

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FOREIGN POLICY/MCMASTER/NATIONAL SECURITY/NORTH KOREA: “The Trump administration will roll out its first national-security strategy in the next few weeks, marking the beginning of what it calls a tough new approach to confront a raft of global security challenges. White House officials said the strategy encompasses the threat of North Korea’s nuclear arms, global terrorism and […]

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MCMASTER/NATIONAL SECURITY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Trump defended Lt. Gen. H. R. McMaster, his embattled national security adviser, on Friday [8-4-17] in the face of a full-bore campaign by the nationalist wing of his political coalition accusing him of undermining the president’s agenda and calling for his dismissal. General McMaster has angered the political right by […]

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JOHN KELLY/MCMASTER: “National security adviser H.R. McMaster, who has waged a pitched battle with other senior staff for control over policy and personnel on the National Security Council, is taking advantage of the shield offered by the arrival of his old military colleague John Kelly as White House chief of staff. Kelly told McMaster this […]

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MILITARY/NATIONAL SECURITY/TRUMP PEOPLE/MCMASTER: “A few days after President Donald Trump gave his Pentagon chief the unilateral authority last month to send thousands of American troops to Afghanistan at his own discretion, the White House sent classified guidance that effectively limits the number of forces. The memo, sent by national security adviser Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster […]

Read More… from 7/6/2017


NATIONAL SECURITY/RUSSIA/TRUMP PEOPLE/MCMASTER: “As a U.S. Army general, H.R. McMaster has faced down Iraqi tank divisions, Al Qaeda terrorists and Taliban insurgents. But as President Donald Trump’s national security adviser, McMaster is navigating the strange environment of Washington politics and media, putting his truth-telling reputation on the line to defend Trump against claims he disclosed […]

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TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP PEOPLE/MCMASTER: “H.R. McMaster, national security adviser to President Donald Trump, declined to say Tuesday [whether the Western Wall is in Israel, furthering a controversy over the site ahead of Trump’s visit to the country next week. McMaster, speaking to reporters to preview Trump’s first foreign swing, said questions about the location of […]

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CABINET/NATIONAL SECURITY/TRUMP PEOPLE/DINA POWELL/MCMASTER: “National security adviser H.R. McMaster has been on the job for less than a month, but the changes at the National Security Council already signal it will play a markedly different role under President Donald Trump than his predecessors. No decision makes that clearer than Dina Powell’s promotion from advising first […]

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CABINET/NATIONAL SECURITY/TRUMP PEOPLE/MCMASTER: “New national security adviser H.R. McMaster is already setting a strikingly different tone than his ousted predecessor, Michael Flynn, and President Donald Trump, saying the term ‘radical Islamic terrorism’ isn’t helpful for US goals. At an all-hands meeting of the National Security Council on Thursday, Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster said jihadist terrorists […]

Read More… from 2/25/2017


CABINET/NATIONAL SECURITY/TRUMP PEOPLE/MCMASTER: “Lt. Gen. H. R. McMaster, President Trump’s new national security adviser, is considering a reorganization of the White House foreign policy team that would give him control of Homeland Security and guarantee full access to the military and intelligence agencies. Just days after arriving at the White House, Mr. McMaster is weighing […]

Read More… from 2/22/2017