Top Homeland Security aide quits on Bolton's second day


Top Homeland Security aide quits on Bolton's second day

U.S. President Donald Trump's homeland security adviser, Tom Bossert, has resigned at the request of new national security adviser John Bolton, an administration official said on Tuesday, marking the latest departure from the White House of a senior adviser.

Forty-three-year-old Bossert is a former deputy national security adviser to President George W Bush who monitored the official response to the mayhem that Hurricane Maria caused in Puerto Rico last year and also the cybersecurity policy. She will be the third senior official working on national security issues to resign since Sunday.

The National Security Council is expected to see more changes in the coming weeks under Bolton's leadership, according to reports.

Walters said Waddell "will stay on board for the immediate future" to help with the transition to his successor.

NSC spokesman Michael Anton announced his plans to leave a day before Bolton assumed his post. "And I am particularly proud that you were able to submit your NSS to Congress earlier than any previous administration ... on time and under budget!"

Bolton is reportedly considering merging the NSC and Homeland Security Council within the White House, a national security source told Fox News.

"The administration thanks Dr. Schadlow for her service and leadership in crafting the President's "America First" national security strategy". The common denominator, as noted by many media outlets, is newly appointed national security advisor John Bolton.

Bolton is reviewing the resumes of the NSC's top staffers and there will likely be more turnover, CNN reported Wednesday. "We wish Nadia and her family the best", said Raj Shah, who is the White House spokesperson, in an official statement.



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