Bolton Kicks Trumpâ€™s Homeland Security Advisor Out Of White House
Newly ascended national security advisor John Bolton effectively fired longtime homeland security advisor Tom Bossert in a surprise move Tuesday.
Bossertâ€™s resignation follows the departure of now-former Trump NSC spokesman Michael Anton Monday. An NSC source explained to The Daily Caller that Bolton needed to ensure his message was effectively communicated to President Donald Trump and that both Anton and Bossertâ€™s jobs required regular face time with him.
â€œThe President is grateful for Tomâ€™s commitment to the safety and security of our great country,â€ White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement after the news became public. Tom led the White Houseâ€™s efforts to protect the homeland from terrorist threats, strengthen our cyber defenses, and respond to an unprecedented series of natural disasters. President Trump thanks him for his patriotic service and wishes him well.â€
Bolton is expected to continue purging Trumpâ€™s NSC team. A former U.S. official who worked closely with Bolton explained to TheDC, â€œBolton is in a position right now of figuring out, â€˜how do I stop the leaks if Iâ€™m using the same people?â€™ Itâ€™s not that he wants to clean house,â€ adding that the only way to effectively ensure the only way to do that is to bring in his own people.