This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.
Donald Trump promised to “drain the Swamp” in Washington. Of late, however, the Swamp – in the person of his National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster – has been doing some draining of its own, by securing the dismissal of Trump loyalists in his administration.
One egregious example has just been trumpeted by the leftist Atlantic Magazine, which shares McMaster’s ill-concealed disdain for Mr. Trump’s policies. It recounts how a highly regarded Trump national security surrogate named Rich Higgins – a brilliant Army veteran of the counter-jihad at home and abroad and associated bureaucratic wars inside the Bush and Obama Pentagons – was recently, unceremoniously fired from the National Security Council staff.
Mr. Higgins will likely return to government service when the President finally acts on his widely publicized frustration with Gen. McMaster. It can’t happen soon enough, for the Trump presidency and for the country.
This is Frank Gaffney.