Ex-national security advisor John Bolton on Wednesday ripped President Trump's aborted plan to invite the Taliban to Camp David, saying the move sent a "terrible signal" and was "disrespectful" to the victims of 9/11 because the Taliban had harbored al Qaeda.
Mr O'Brien was involved with the release of USA rapper ASAP Rocky from Swedish detention last month.
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Robert O'Brien, who has been serving as the special envoy for hostage affairs at the Department of State, has been chosen for the role.
Trump said in his tweet that he's worked "long and hard" with O'Brien.
As national security adviser, O'Brien will be responsible for consolidating sensitive information for the president and presenting him with options. The sudden exit marked the latest departure of a prominent voice of dissent from Trump's inner circle as the president has grown more comfortable following his gut instinct over the studious guidance offered by his advisers. He helped secure the release in February of American citizen Danny Burch, who was freed after 18 months in captivity in Yemen.
Aides expected an announcement because acting national security adviser Charlie Kupperman, who took over in Bolton's absence, was not scheduled to travel to NY for next week's meeting of the United Nations General Assembly. A key question is whether O'Brien will reinstate the inter-agency coordinating role for which the NSC was originally conceived but which was largely put on ice during Bolton's tenure, the source said. - The 30-year-old artist, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, was arrested on July 3, 2019 along with three other people, following a street brawl in Stockholm on June 30.
O'Brien replaces John Bolton, the hawkish interventionist sacked last week.
But "a high authority, at the very last minute", without consulting anyone, decided not to do it, Bolton said. In 2005, President George W. Bush nominated O'Brien to be USA representative to the U.N. General Assembly, where he worked with Bolton. O' Brien was confirmed by the Senate.
O'Brien, a Mormon, was a campaign adviser to Mitt Romney, but has been unstintingly loyal to Trump, careful to credit him with any hostage successes. Ted Cruz of Texas. He also criticized the proposed deal that was on the table between the terrorist organization and the US, saying that it "doesn't make any sense". After graduating from the University of California-Berkeley School of Law, he founded a law firm in California that focused on global arbitration issues.