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Former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton to Replace Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster as National Security Adviser

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John Bolton
John Bolton

President Donald Trump has named John Bolton, former United Nations ambassador, to succeed the retiring Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster as national security adviser, The Hill reported Thursday.

Trump announced in a tweet Thursday that Bolton’s appointment will take effect April 9.

Bolton is a Fox News analyst and currently works at the American Enterprise Institute.

He has been Trump’s informal adviser and previously served during former President George W. Bush’s administration.

Bolton’s appointment came a week after the president nominated CIA Director Mike Pompeo to replace Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State.