(NewsMax) Support was building Saturday for former UN Ambassador John Bolton to fill the White House national security adviser spot left vacant by Michael Flynn’s resignation.
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According to The Washington Free Beacon, senior White House officials and members of the National Security Council are pushing for Bolton, including senior administration officials loyal to Flynn who were upset at his exit.
“There’s a strong inclination in the NSC towards the kind of experienced leadership Bolton would represent,” one unnamed official told the Free Beacon. “He knows the ins and outs of D.C. but he’s not an establishment, Never Trump type.”
Another unnamed foreign policy source told the outlet that Bolton, as a senior figure in the George W. Bush administration, brings a deep knowledge of the White House that would give the new Trump administration added credibility.