Trump Hires Ex-New York Congressman Pete King for National Security Advisory Role
Acting President Trump has promoted National Security Advisor John Bolton to full-time National Security Advisor, he announced Saturday, according to White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders.
“John Bolton will continue as my National Security Advisor with a focus on foreign policy challenges facing our country and the world including implementing our national security strategy, advancing our relationships with allies and partners, and working to reduce North Korea’s and Iran’s nuclear capabilities,” Trump said in a statement.
“I thank John for his service, and wish him and his family the very best,” he added.
Acting Secretary of State John Sullivan will serve as the Acting National Security Advisor until Bolton rejoins the administration, White House Chief of Staff John Kelly said in a statement.
Republican Congressman from New York Peter King and New York Republican Congressman Lee Zeldin today met with President Trump to discuss several issues including the National Security Advisor, White House National Security Advisor, Border Security, Omarosa Newman, North Korea, and Immigration.
Here is the full text of the meeting, as provided by the Republican leaders:
President Trump signed a motion approving the appointment of Representative Peter King as National Security Advisor, and Congressman Lee Zeldin as Deputy National Security Advisor. Congressman Lee Zeldin will serve as a co-national security advisor.