Source: H.R. McMaster Angling For White House Chief of Staff Position
According to a source close to President Donald Trump’s National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster, the three-star general has been telling advisers and confidantes that he will be the next Chief of Staff.
While there is no indication that McMaster is being considered for the job by Trump, a source explained that McMaster is privately telling those close to him that the position will be his. Currently, McMaster is in line to become a four-star general, but the source claims that McMaster stated that he would be willing to forgo it for the White House gig.
The revelation comes as reports claim that Reince Priebus, the current Chief of Staff, will be moved to a position as the ambassador to Greece.
“Some Trump associates said there have even been conversations about dispatching Priebus to serve as ambassador to Greece — his mother is of Greek descent — as a face-saving way to remove him from the White House,” a report from the Washington Post claimed.
A White House spokeswoman “strongly denied” the Post’s report, however.
McMaster is not a favorite among Trump’s base of supporters, as his eagerness for regime change in Syria stands in stark contrast to the president’s campaign promises of “America First” and non interventionist policies. He was also fawned over by liberal media for going against his predecessor, General Michael Flynn, and claiming that the phrase “radical Islamic terrorism” is “not helpful.” He added that groups like ISIS represent a “perversion of Islam, and are thus un-Islamic.”
Prior to accepting a role as the National Security Advisor, McMaster was a Consulting Senior Fellow for the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) — a UK-based think tank with financial ties to globalist billionaire George Soros.
In April, Disobedient Media reported that the organization’s donor list includes Soros’ Open Society Foundations, the Ploughshares Fund, Carnegie Corporation New York, Lockheed Martin Corporation, Northrop Grumman, Executive Affairs Authority – Abu Dhabi, The Saudi Arabian Ministry of Defense, the China Institute of International Studies (CIIS), the embassies of China, Egypt, Turkey, Qatar, Kuwait, Oman, the United Arab Emirates and the High Commission for Pakistan.
The report details that the Ploughshares Fund is also financed by Open Society Foundations.
According to a report from the New York Times, the organization was a “major player” in gaining support from the American public for the Iranian nuclear deal.
IISS has also taken over $25 million in funding from the Bahraini royal family in 2015 — which accounted for over half of their funding for that year.
McMaster held the role within the IISS from September 2006 to February 2017.