Trump selects Robert C. O'Brien to replace John Bolton

Until now, the president's special emissary for "the release of the hostages", he will occupy the post of adviser of the White House to the national security.

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On Wednesday, September 18, Donald Trump selected Robert C. O'Brien to succeed John Bolton as National Security Advisor (" National Security Advisor »). This lawyer from Los Angeles, who until now was the president's special envoy for "The release of the hostages" at the State Department, has a long experience of Republican diplomatic circles.

"I am pleased to announce that I am going to nominate Robert C. O'Brien, who has achieved many successes as a special presidential emissary for the release of hostages at the State Department, as a new national security advisor. I worked long and hard with Robert. He will do a good job! ", at tweeted the president of the United States. He had already said the day before that the diplomat was among the favorites. "I think he's fantastic"he was excited.

Robert O'Brien served as a diplomatic advisor to several Republican candidates in the presidential election, and held various positions in the State Department, including serving as deputy to the US representative at the UN General Assembly in 2005.

He will be the fourth national security advisor, White House keynote, of the Trump presidency. John Bolton, known for his reputation for going to war, was sacked on September 10 by the Republican billionaire, who had then put forward their many disagreements on hot topics like those of Iran, Korea North or Afghanistan.

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Release of hostages

The Trump administration boasts excellent results in the release of hostages or prisoners whose detention abroad is considered by Washington to be unfair or politically motivated. Among other things, she obtained the return to the United States of several Americans detained in North Korea and the release of Pastor Andrew Brunson, released by Turkey in October 2018 after a serious diplomatic crisis.

In July, Donald Trump had created the surprise by sending Robert O'Brien, yet in charge of the hostages, to the trial of the American rapper A $ AP Rocky for violence committed in Sweden, allied and democratic country. The US president had accused Stockholm of despising the fate of black Americans. The rapper was finally sentenced to suspended prison.

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