White House national security advisor H.R. McMaster is out of his job, to be replaced by former Bush administration U.N. ambassador John Bolton.
News of the lieutenant general’s upcoming resignation from the White House broke Thursday.
Given John Bolton’s relative lack of power in the national security establishment — he is known mostly as a Fox News commentator — it’s pretty clear that President Trump is going to be making all of his own foreign policy decisions now with no one around to push back against him with any real weight.
McMaster replaced General Michael Flynn early in the administration after Flynn allegedly lied to Vice President Pence about foreign contacts. While Flynn — an avowed American nationalist — got completely destroyed by anti-Trump law enforcement agents like Robert Mueller, even having to sell his house to pay his legal fees, McMaster consolidated power on the Trump foreign policy team.
But Trump always overruled the neocon lieutenant general on major things. McMaster wanted to send more than 100,000 ground troops into Iraq and Trump shot him down.
McMaster’s battles with Steve Bannon helped elevate Mike Cernovich to a new level of journalistic prowess and importance. Cernovich led the anti-McMaster campaign to throw out the neocon globalist. Now, after more than a year of McMaster’s presence in the White House, Cernovich has won. Cernovich is pointing to McMaster as a leaker in the Russia case, or at least someone who directed the leaking of sensitive materials. He has called for John Bolton to investigate McMaster’s printer logs to confirm the source of certain leaks.
Let us just re-iterate this, because it is important: Mike Cernovich defeated H.R. McMaster.
Congratulations to Mike Cernovich for defeating H.R. McMaster.
H.R. McMaster has so far not commented on the fact that Mike Cernovich defeated him.