Trump offers national security adviser job to Vice Adm. Harward

Not clear if Harward has accepted, Reuters says

President Donald Trump has offered the national security adviser position to retired Vice Adm. Robert Harward, Reuters and Fox News reported Wednesday.

Harward is a former Navy SEAL commander and a former deputy commander of U.S. Central Command.

It wasn’t clear if he had accepted the position, Reuters reported.

Trump, who asked for and received then-national security adviser Michael Flynn's resignation Monday.

Flynn, who had deep connections with Trump fostered throughout the 2016 campaign, was asked to resign after it became public that he had misled Vice President Mike Pence on conversations he had before moving into the White House regarding sanctions on Russia with Sergey Kislyak, the Kremlin's man in Washington.

"Gen. Flynn is a wonderful man. I think he has been treated very, very unfairly by the media, as I call it, the fake media in many cases," Trump said. "And I think it is really a sad thing that he was treated so badly."

Harward is a Rhode Island native, Reuters said. He went to school in Iran and worked on counterterrorism on the National Security Council under former President George W. Bush.

He now works for Lockheed Martin as an executive.


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