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Robert Harward Turns down Trump’s Offer to Succeed Flynn
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Contrary to early reports, Vice Admiral Robert Harward declined a White House offer to fill the role of the US national security advisor, the Financial Times and a host of US media outlets reported, in a development exacerbating the crisis engulfing the US NatSec establishment.

Robert Harward Turns down Trump's Offer to Succeed Flynn

On Wednesday Reuters reported Harward was slated to succeed Michael Flynn, who announced his resignation as US national security adviser on Monday over scandalous circumstances.

Flynn resigned amid allegations that the retired three star general discussed US sanctions strategy with Russia's ambassador Sergey Kislyak before taking office, with speculation arising that he promised sanctions over hacking would be eased.

The Trump appointee admitted that he "inadvertently briefed" the now Vice President Mike Pence with "incomplete information" about his calls with Kislyak.

According to a CNN report, the FBI is unlikely to pursue any charges against Flynn.

Harward, a former navy admiral, currently leaves President Donald Trump without a replacement for Flynn, turning down the job for what he originally said to be family and financial commitments.

However, several US media outlets, including CNN and Politico, reported late Thursday that Harward was unhappy because he had no guarantees that the National Security Council -- and not Trump's political advisers -- would be in charge of policy.

In a statement read on CNN, Harward said he had turned down the job because he "could not make that commitment."

"This job requires 24 hours a day, seven days a week focus and commitment to do it right. I currently could not make that commitment," the statement read.

He added that since retiring he's had a chance "to address financial and family issues that would have been challenging in this position."

Harward's rejection caps a riotous day for the 70-year-old US president, who earlier Thursday lambasted his critics in the media and in politics in a wide-ranging one hour, 16-minute-long press conference.

Source: News Agencies, Edited by website team

 

17-02-2017 | 14:58


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