Trump taps Robert C. O’Brien to replace John Bolton as national security adviser

.President Trump on Wednesday announced he intends to name the administration’s envoy for hostage negotiations, Robert O’Brien, as his next national security adviser.

“I have worked long & hard with Robert. He will do a great job!” Trump tweeted.

O’Brien will replace John Bolton, whom Trump fired last week and later criticized for failing to align with the administration’s agenda on North Korea and Venezuela.

The role of national security adviser does not require Senate confirmation.

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