Who can replace John Bolton?


President Trump is seeking a fourth National Security Advisor for his presidency. Here is a list of possibilities.

President Trump on Tuesday announced John R. Bolton, the third man to hold the office since the start of the Trump administration, as his national security adviser. However, the White House has said that in the meantime, Bolton's current deputy, Charles M. Kupperman will assume the position, with Trump stating that he will announce a successor next week.

Immediately a game of riddles began between the formal and informal advisors of the President, who were still in the President's class and could find work.

A growing list of prospects, hoping to boost their allies or harm their enemies, included Fred Fleitz, Mr. Bolton's former Chief of Staff; Keith Kellogg, a retired lieutenant general and former acting national security adviser; Jack Keane, a retired vice president of the military who currently advises the vice president of national security; Robert Blair, Advisor to Staff Chief Mick Mulvaney; And Robert C. O'Brien, the administration hostage envoy who called Trump the best hostage negotiator in American history.

As the administration saw a set of reverse musical chairs (too many open slot machines due to not being loyal enough to fill them), a small list of commendable replacements emerged.

Interim advisor
Charles M. Kupperman

Mr. Kupperman, a former Reagan administration official, and defense hiring executive is a longtime Bolton colleague. The 68-year-old security officers known as his nickname "Tupperware", 68-year-old Mr. Kupperman, was appointed as Deputy National Security Advisor under Mr. Bolton in January.

Soon after Bolton left the White House on Tuesday, White House Deputy Spokesperson Hogan Gidley told reporters that Kupperman would be Bolton's interim successor. Acting officers have a way of staying in this administration indefinitely, but one was established as a Kupperman record in Bolton's inner circle.

Still, the president praised Kupperman's style of actions more baseless than Bolton's ideological delivery: If Trump were to keep a national security report on the long-term plan, he preferred Kupperman to oppose. According to Mr. Bolton, a person with knowledge of that process.

North Korea representative
Stephen E. Begun

The United States Special Representative for North Korea, Mr. Begun, was a first-hand window on the conflict between Mr. Bolton, who never fought a harsh and harsh stand on North Korea, and the president, who used Kim, a North Korean leader Kiya Jong-un made a cute offensive attempt to discredit him.

Unlike Bogatan, Begun is considered a competent technocrat rather than a man of brilliant ideas whose ideological opinions were strong, which shaped his political positions. More recently, Mr. Bolgan has aligned more closely with Secretary Mike Pompeo and Mr. Trump than Mr. Bolton's hard-line and North-Korean views.

The 56-year-old Bogan said in a speech at the University of Michigan week that he did not question the evidence that Kim was building an advanced arsenal to reduce Trump's choice.

"The challenge is to find a way through diplomacy to solve it," Began said. "The president clarified that short-range missiles do not please him, but we will not diplomatically interrupt our efforts to solve the problems that we are referring to."

This summer, Benegun initially had the chance to succeed internally John Huntsman Jr., who resigned as administration's ambassador to Russia in August. Eventually, the job went to John Sullivan, Under Secretary of State under John Polow.

The White House did not respond to a request for comment about whether Begun had recently met with the president for the post of National Security Advisor.

Mr. Begun also served as the Executive Secretary of the National Security Council headed by George W. Bush. In August 2001, Bengun was on vacation with the president at his farm in Texas, when Bush received a daily report containing an article titled "Bin Laden's determination to attack in the United States."

Delegates can go
Brian H. The hook

It is also said that Mr. Hook, 51, is in the dispute over Mr. Bolton's success. He is the Administration's Special Representative for Iran and Mr. Pompeo's Senior Advisor.

Mr. Hook, a lawyer appointed to the State Department under Rex W. Tillerson, is one of the survivors of that era. An administration official familiar with Mr. Hook's relationship with Mr. Trump said the two "negotiated in Iran" and that "the president is pleased with how the strategy is operating there." We will also likely get the support of the president's son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, who tried to high-profile allies before administrative positions. But Mr. Hook was already engaged. ThemMoves forward to take over Mr. Kushner's Middle East portfolio as Jeso, Greenblut, co-architect of the administration's peace plan for the region that is preparing to leave.

Other Fox News Assistant
Douglas McGeer

Trump certainly knows Mr. McGlore, the retired Colonel of the Army, who has written several books on the reorganization of the armed forces. But most importantly for Trump, he appears frequently on one of the president's favorite Fox shows, "Tucker Carlson Knight."

In June, when Trump set a deadline to suspend a round of attacks against Iran, he heard Carlson's claim that an attack could prove politically fatal. One of the guests on the show that week was Mr. McGregor, who supported the cause.

When contacted by phone on Tuesday afternoon, Mackler awaited the call. "It's no comment, no comment, no comment," he said and declined to say if he had spoken to the White House about Mr. Bolton's work.

Either way, solid television performance may not be the safest route to Trump's good thanks. The fiery Fox News performance was also endorsed before he was appointed a chairman to the post of National Security Advisor.

Richard Grenell

The US Ambassador to Germany, Mr. Grenell, is personally appreciated by the President. On this occasion, he mimicked Trump's shameless diplomatic style. Shortly after starting his position in Germany, he caused resentment of politicians and warned German companies to do business with Iran.

Grenell, 52, is perhaps best known for enthusiastically defending gay rights, even when the Trump administration has taken steps to reverse the civil rights of gay and transgender people. He has also led the effort to reduce homosexuality around the world.

During his tenure, Mr. Grenell told his colleagues that he was considered for several high positions: This year, his name was presented as a possible candidate for ambassador to the United Nations, a position that Kelly Knight Craft, Ambassador. Canada was, at that time, finally full. According to a person familiar with the planning process, he is expected to be interviewed for Mr. Bolton's work.

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Lieutenant General H.W. R. McMaster

General McMaster, who was expelled after a raging storm of Mr. Trump's tweets last year, was about his remarks that there was "indiscriminate" evidence of interference in the Russian elections, at least for a national president who was president. According to the phone call. NBC News reported and confirmed by The New York Times.

Likely to offer a job? According to a person familiar with the historically strained relationship with Trump, "less than zero".

In any other administration, this means that I will not get a chance.

Another possibility of the McMaster era could be Ricky Waddell, a former deputy national security adviser who left the White House last year. In an interview with Fox News on Tuesday, Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham, a Republican from South Carolina, said Trump had mentioned Waddell by name, along with Hook and Kellogg.