Trump reveals shortlist for next national security adviser
ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE — President Donald Trump told reporters Tuesday he’s considering five people to replace ousted National Security Adviser John Bolton.
Trump says his shortlist for the critical post is made up of Robert O’Brien, Ric Waddell, Lisa Gordon-Hagerty, Fred Fleitz and Keith Kellogg. Press secretary Stephanie Grisham later clarified to reporters that Trump was still considering other candidates for the post.
O’Brien is the special presidential envoy for hostage affairs. Waddell served as Trump’s deputy national security adviser. Fleitz served as executive secretary of the NSC last year. Gordon-Hagerty is the Energy Department’s undersecretary for nuclear security. And Kellogg is the national security adviser to Vice President Mike Pence.