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John Bolton Emerging as Frontrunner to Replace Flynn

After National Security Adviser Michael Flynn resigned last week, the question on everyone’s mind is who President Trump would choose as his replacement.

Now insiders say former Bush administration Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton is on the top of the list.

Bolton is known anti-UN hardliner who could shake things up very quickly.

Here’s more from 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.

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.

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“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.

“The one thing that makes Bolton more qualified than anyone else for the Trump era is that he has a veteran genius-level understanding of the organizational structure of our nation’s diplomatic and intelligence apparatus,” that source told the Free Beacon.

Foreign policy writer Lauren Rosen reported that an unnamed source said Trump told deputy national security adviser K.T. McFarland to “pick her new boss” – and she named Bolton.

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