President Donald Trump on Wednesday named hostage negotiatior, Robert O’Brien, as the new national security advisor.  “I have worked long & hard with Robert. He will do a great job!” Trump tweeted.

Last week, Trump abruptly fired John Bolton. O’Brien has until now served as Trump’s envoy for situations involving US hostages abroad. He comes into the new job with backing from Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and senior Republicans in Congress.

O’Brien will become the fourth national security advisor in Trump’s first term.

Trump names hostage envoy O’Brien national security adviser


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