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Robert O’Brien Appointed National Security Adviser; President Trump Quoted

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Jeff Brody

President Trump announced on Wednesday that he’s selected Robert O’Brien to be the new National Security Adviser for the White House. 

O’Brien succeeds John Bolton, who left Trump’s administration last week. In his role, O'Brien will tackle everything from immigration policy to heightened tensions with Iran. He will be responsible for consolidating sensitive information and presenting President Trump with options.

"I am pleased to announce that I will name Robert C. O'Brien, currently serving as the very successful Special Presidential Envoy for Hostage Affairs at the State Department, as our new National Security Advisor. I have worked long & hard with Robert. He will do a great job," President Trump said via Twitter on Wednesday

O’Brien, who serves as special envoy for Hostage Affairs with the State Department, will be President Trump’s fourth national-security adviser. He also served under the George W. Bush administration at both the U.S. mission to the United Nations and the State Department.

"We've got a number of challenges but there's a great team in place," he said. "I look forward to working with them and working with the president to keep America safe and continue to rebuild our military," O’Brien said on Wednesday.