President Trump Announces General H.R. McMaster as National Security Adviser…

Today President Donald Trump announced Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster as his new national security adviser, to replace General Flynn. McMaster’s Chief of Staff will be General Keith Kellogg.

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423 Responses to President Trump Announces General H.R. McMaster as National Security Adviser…

  1. rumpole2 says:

    When a large chunk of The Hollywood Liberal elite morons gather for “The Oscars”… any chance of a drone strike?

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  2. SeekerOfTruth says:

    Was Flynn a sacrificial pawn or why did Trump not go to the mat to defend him?

    1) What kind of people does Trump demand on his team? Straight shooters that always tell the whole truth. He will go to the mat to defend those type people.
    2) Flynn was more spy versus spy background and he tended to shade the truths in conversations.
    3) Trump found this out that he was not always telling the full truth and this cannot be allowed when so many are against you. The only way you can really tell your friends is that they always tell you the full truth even when it is bad. No shading and hiding information.

    Flynn did nothing wrong legally or according to his job. The enemies demanded to get at least some pieces to save face. So Flynn not being a really good Trump team type person was let go as a sacrificial pawn. On to the next move.

    This gives Trump a chance to get somebody better and I am sure he is telling all people now that he always wants the full true story so that he can be prepared. No more spy versus spy type people in the line working positions shading information reports.

    The above is not being covered in the press of any sort as they all want to chant – “Look we took a pawn. We are not total losers.” But now we get a batter playing piece. A humbling win.

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    • BigDilbert says:

      Flynn told Trump he did not remember. Flynn shot himself by dong that.

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    • Just Sayin' says:

      Oh, please!! McMaster’s is an excellent choice. Flynn was a liability and did nothing wrong. We need to support President Trump and push these deadbeat-insane liberals and rinos to allow the new President his cabinet and staff he deserves. This lame nonsense is getting very tiresome. The silent Majority will rise if this liberal un-American nonsense continues.

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      • Is there truly a silent majority anymore? They failed to grace us with their presence for the historical election so I would suggest they no longer exist. President Trump won in the trenches winning over democrats and independants in numbers large enough to not only beat Hillary but to overcome the uniparty republicans also.

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      • georgiafl says:

        Replacing Flynn with McMaster is replacing a 40 Caliber Gun with a 400 Caliber Gun.

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    • remuda2016 says:

      The difficulty here is actually knowing what Flynn said to Pence–the root of the problem. Perhaps, in his prior capacity, he had to ‘gauge the truth’ with Obama so often, he forgot to advise Pence that he was unsure of the conversation(s), but would “find out” as we were always drilled. The “intensity of the moment” has a serious impact on consequences. Neither Trump nor Pence faulted Flynn on the telecons, only the “clarity of content” expressed to Pence. Most serious result is restriction/loss of security clearance.

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      • Dni60ex says:

        There are some stories out there that the Flynn thing was a sting to flush out the leaker . Several stories were told and they sit back and see what surfaced .Apparently more than one surfaced . This could be why there seem to be implausibilties
        between the different stories , One says truthful to FBI, another says he was not
        Plus , it is pretty much determined that the Logan Act is BS. Why would a man like Flynn lie over something so inconsequential ?
        Makes no sense .

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        • Benson II says:

          I doubt very much that Flynn was some kind of sacrificial goat. This is not how Trump operates and what person in their right mind would put themselves up to national ridicule and lose a presidential appointment to find out exactly what? What would have Trump found out or gained by this that couldn’t have been found out by other means?
          Because we don’t know all the details conspiracy theories will thrive.

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      • grannysue says:

        Be wary of Pence. Pence was with globalists old man Bush and jim Baker during the super bowl and took pictures and talked with them. They looked real chummy. That is a huge problem. Pence comes back and because of what he tells Trump, Flynn is fired. I fear Pence is a globalists mole. Reagan was forced to take Bush as VP and was only into his term by three months when an attempt was made on his life. Bush was a globalist and he would have taken over. That does not pass the smell test and it gets worse when you find out Hinckly was a friend of the Bush family,.If I were Trump, I wouldn’t get too close to Pence. Remember, Pence did not endorse Trump during the primary.

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        • amjean says:

          All good points and worth consideration.
          Trust but verify. Pence is in the job now
          and I suspect Trump knows exactly what
          he is dealing with. If Pence is out of the
          country often, I feel that is a clear sign
          that Trump wants him out of the way
          while other important issues are going
          on.

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    • Rebnstx says:

      Good analysis seeker of the truth also if you have watched any of the apprentice episodes that President Trump did you would know how he hears so many people’s excuses. He has heard every excuse people make for not getting the job done. He listens to all sides of the story. He gets advise from his team then he makes a decision to move the winner forward and let others go. He even tells people when they have qualities he likes or things they did well. He will compliment them. In the end if they did not perform according to what was asked or job required, he let’s them go. We have a seasoned mature adult making decisions according to years of experience.

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    • WSB says:

      I still believe Flynn volunteered to flush out leakers and insubordinates, IMO, McMaster may have been the pick all along, after Flynn got the flush started.

      After the fake story of the National Guard and the Russian Ambassador phone call which caught the acting AG, there was a concerted effort to find ‘Department to Network’ news trails. and this would have been the Administration’s intent.

      Based on Alinsky tactics, never let good adversaries go to waste. Let them expose themselves. Then prosecute them,

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      • Beenthere says:

        Agree. A person like Flynn, w/his background, has a memory sharp as a knife. There’s more to the Flynn story than meets the eye.

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      • dutzie60 says:

        WSB, I’ve always maintained that it was something much deeper than the ‘lying to Pence’ issue. I don’t negate the flushing them out theory, but I’m having a hard time figuring out who they flushed out? The 7th floor expulsions, the democrats IT guys? Who else has been flushed and sucked down the sewer? Of course, I’m impatient and want so many flushed the pipes will burst on their way down. 🙂

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        • WSB says:

          What I believe Flynn did was to plant false stories throughout the different departments to figure out which news sources became the leakers.

          There is a plausible theory on thomaswictor.com of a ‘Barium test’. We know the medical test, which injects fluid that can be seen on x-rays for issues in intestinal problems.

          This is also a term used for clandestine operations to reverse engineer or track leaks. Give nine different people nine different stories of the same topic, and you can trace the leak.

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    • David says:

      We don’t really know what happened behind closed doors. My perception is that Flynn told the Russian things that he didn’t coordinate with Trump and could be trouble for Trump.

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  3. Daniel says:

    Take that Moustache!

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  4. cyn3wulf says:

    Glad he didn’t tap anyone the NeverTrumpers were calling for.

    And speaking of NeverTrumpers, I’m kind of surprised there’s no post yet here at the Treehouse about the Milo debacle. Warranted or not, they have a scalp, or part of one at least, getting him dropped both from CPAC and from his book deal. There is some fear that they will attempt to lure Trump into wading into that morass at his CPAC appearance. Anyone hear anything?

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    • missmarple2 says:

      No, but it seemed odd to me that Milo was invited to begin with, given his background vs. the usual people at CPAC such as Levin, Goldberg, etc.

      If you ask me Milo was invited because they had dug up this tape and wanted to publicly disinvite him, with much hoopla and discrediting of Trump supporters.

      Milo should have been a bit smarter.

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      • cyn3wulf says:

        Has to be something like that; the vids popped out way too soon, like they were ready and waiting to go.

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      • TheTorch says:

        Agree with most of the comments above regarding setup.

        No question in my mind and they have form with this.

        Remember the Access Hollywood tape.

        Trump was invited to appear with Ryan in Wisconsin.

        Ryan knew the tape was going to be dropped.

        Tape gets released.

        Ryan dis-invites Trump.

        Same Never Trump suspects bash Trump 24/7.

        Replace Milo tape with the above, different target, and CPAC for Ryan and you see the same pattern and method of delivery.

        Milo gave them the ammunition they needed, they selectively edited the tape to make it worse (BTW the same thing they did with Access Hollywood tape, remember they edited the tape to make it look much worse).

        This is not about Milo, or about his comments, or how bad they were, or anything.
        This is about a vicious vendetta by a bunch of Never Trump losers, who are so consumed with hatred for the Trump movement, that they have disconnected themselves from reality and are bordering on insanity. They are fascistic, and have put Globalism above GOD and country, and nothing else matters.

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    • My opinion is that the whole thing was a setup. A big setup, probably planned for quite some time. Mr. Yiannopoulos must really frighten these bozos. Riots at Berkeley, serious pressure put on CPAC (first to invite, and then to disinvite), and probably some big money to get a major publisher to drop his book. Textbook Alinsky tactics, with a lot of money behind them.

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      • SeekerOfTruth says:

        My take.
        CPAC is mostly composed of battered conservatives that have done nothing except talk and whine. They depend on liberal oppression to get their talking money and audiences.

        They are professional whiners and not doers. They need something to whine about to get money. They always give in to public liberal bashing except in the sanctuary of the closed halls of CPAC or on their screened talk shows.

        Milo is not like them at all. He is a fighter and will fight in public. Totally unlike the battered conservatives. CPAC invited and he accepted and then they realized they may get battered with Milo there, So they had to dig dirt and cover story to get him out. Probably cost them big bucks. Cover story for the battered conservatives of CPAC.

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  5. distracted2 says:

    I’m interested in what Sundance thinks of this pick. I’m hoping he’ll share his thoughts on it soon. 🙂

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  6. Jim Rogers says:

    From what I’ve read of his biography, General H. R. McMaster is a winner!!! The mission of the military is to “……break things and kill people.” The goal of the military is to “WIN!” I have no doubt General McMaster, now National Security Advisor McMaster, will bring his military credits to his new assignment. Having General Keith Kellogg as his wing-man is an asset! By the way, from what I’ve read, just as “Mad Dog” Mattis is an intellectual, so is McMaster!

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  7. Pam says:

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  8. jackmcg says:

    McMaster has universal approval from neocons.

    This should give you a bad feeling. But I’ll wait and see, very skeptically.

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  9. missmarple2 says:

    I am looking at the man’s credentials, and he seems quite good.

    As far as Kristol and others, they know we dislike them so I wouldn’t put it past them to post approval in order to get us fighting amongst ourselves.

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  10. Yankee Lawyer says:

    I don’t want war with Russia, Iran, or anybody else. I get peace through strength, though. I think Trump has the same view. The likes of McCain seem to be excited about fighting Russia which is insane. The likes of Bolton seem to think bombing Iran is a terrific idea. Trump and his guys can talk tough, but if we get into another major conflict it will be a disaster all the way around including for Trump’s domestic agenda.

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    • Daniel says:

      Exactly

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    • Agreed.

      Of all the generals the only one I really like is Kelly..Homeland Security. He is competent, good leader, good administrator, knows how the bureaucracy works, hands on.

      I’m not sold on Mattis; sounds like an establishment neocon to me. This new guy, McMaster, if McCain and Graham and Krystol like him, that sounds like war mongerer to me. Hope Trump is not influenced to move in the war mongerer direction; I supported him primarily, at first, because he was the least interventionist after Rand Paul, whom I supported until he dropped out. Wait and see…

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    • Sayit2016 says:

      I completely– JOB ONE 1) Make AMERICA GREAT AGAIN. Secure the homeland.

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  11. Pam says:

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  13. Smif says:

    President Trump has been proven right time and time again while making the left look stupid over and over again. Don’t doubt him.

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    • Wavetheshales says:

      Yep. All the concern trolls today are really getting on my nerves. Who gives a rip what McStain and KristolMeth think of ANYTHING?

      And “Bolt On” might be useful, maybe not. Don’t recall any announcement that he’s been hired or appointed to do anything.

      4D chess is a difficult game, and it certainly is never what it appears to be. Let’s let the master take care of it, and not do so much Monday morning quarterbacking…..

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  14. Reality Wins says:

    When do Generals Maddis, Kelly, and McMaster give the orders to spray the Afghanistan poppy fields with Monsanto Roundup? Until we shut off the blackops cash to the CIA there isn’t any national security.

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  15. free73735 says:

    Dr Steve Pieczenik, does anyone know much about him? Watched an interview on Info Wars. I get the feeling, the Dr is playing/using Alex Jones huge ego. I don’t particularly care for Jones delivery, so I don’t make a habit of watching/following him. (This is not a critique of Jones, or his show, or who does & does not like him). Interested in knowing more about Pieczenic.

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  16. I read the article. Worth a read.

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  17. Illegal says:

    Be careful about the military. They are part of the swamp. This is from an article in the DailyMail which is one of many articles about the lavish livestyle of the US military.

    Top military generals living in lavish villas and estates outfitted with professional chefs and gardeners that cost taxpayers hundreds of thousands a year
    Marine General John F. Kelly lives in Florida mansion that costs taxpayers $160,000 a year
    General Philip M. Breedlove, the commander of NATO, lives in a military-supplied 15,000-square-foot chateau in Belgium that dates to the 1800s
    Rear Admiral Robert Burke, commander of submarines in the Mediterranean Sea, a 6,600-square-foot mansion that costs $172,000 a year

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2374732/Top-military-generals-living-lavish-villas-estates-outfitted-professional-chefs-gardeners-cost-taxpayers-hundreds-thousands-year.html#ixzz4ZHK8hGYW

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    • Yep, and they go to the sex parties which makes them black mail material.

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    • Sayit2016 says:

      Honestly… I do not think that is that much—these facilities have been used by top brass for decades. How much do you think a General gets paid per year ?

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      • Illegal says:

        This is the base monthly salary which is the minimum a general would make. This gets increased due to different factors, for example experience, special training and posting. On top of of this are all the benefits, these include travel, housing, medical, staff, chefs, butlers. Plus retirement. It is the benefits that are out of control.

        * Brigadier General (O-7) – $7,809.90

        • Major General (O-8) – $9,399.00

        • Lieutenant General (O-9) – $13,283.70

        • General (O-10) – $15,188.10

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        • Beenthere says:

          Compared to their civilian CEO counterparts, it’s really not that much.

          That said, there may be too many active generals doing the work of colonels or just pushing paper. Pentagon may be too top heavy.

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    • Wavetheshales says:

      There’s a reason they’re called the Daily Fail (and have been, for years). Even the T&A pics on the right hand side are probably fake…..

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    • lumoc1 says:

      I think that you could suggest that US commanding officers in foreign countries would gain more respect from foreign officials if they showed real frugality by wearing shorts instead of long pants (as they are cheaper requiring less cloth) and went to meetings by bicycle or even roller skates. /s

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  18. repsort says:

    Is this Trumps way of calling a truce with the deep state?

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  19. Pedro says:

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    • Marygrace Powers says:

      Trump strategy/ have his ‘MEN’
      TAKE OUT THE LUMPS/
      PACIFY THE UNIPARTY/

      Aaron Mehta ‏@AaronMehta 7h7 hours ago
      More
      @LJ_Skipper it’s interesting- Trump seems to have zero issue with his secretaries contradicting him openly. Pence, Tillerson, Mattis…
      3 replies 2 retweets 8 likes

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    • Randy says:

      Mike is a good guy with his heart in the right place but he focuses on the surface stories of the MSM.

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  20. Beyond McMaster’s well-publicized capabilities and contributions, he DIRECTED an ANTI-CORRUPTION TASK FORCE in Kabul:
    • DEEP-SIX the DEEP STATE.
    • DRAIN-the-SWAMP here we come!

    From Wikipedia:
    “In July 2010 he was selected to be the J-5, Deputy to the Commander for Planning, at ISAF (International Security Assistance Forces) Headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan. Additionally, McMaster directed a joint anti-corruption task force (CJIATF-Shafafiyat) at ISAF Headquarters.”

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  21. McCain et.al can’t say anything bad about a General that is respected by the troops. I wouldn’t put much stock in what they say …The last thing they want is servicemen and veterans screaming right now. I haven’t seen anything to concern me about McMasters.

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  22. Texian says:

    Excellent pick.. Another Constitutional General.. A Cabinet loaded for bear when the Fourth Turning goes hot..

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  23. David says:

    We will see. McMaster is a member of the CFR and so does Bolton and Jane McFarland.
    They could be Globalist plants or they just joined the CFR for the connections and interaction with other leaders.

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  24. Rondo says:

    Excellent article regarding McMaster .

    https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/257917/#respond

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  25. zoosk login says:

    A solid choice. And I’m glad Pres Trump will include John Bolton on his team, in some other capacity. Great leaders surround themselves with great people.

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  26. Steve says:

    Article in “Jihad Watch” this morning from Robert Spencer about McMaster stating in a lecture to the National Defense University that “the Islamic State is not Islamic”… Interesting…. Thoughts?

    https://www.jihadwatch.org/2017/02/exclusive-nsa-pick-mcmaster-told-the-national-defense-university-that-the-islamic-state-is-not-islamic

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