The White House’s Revolving Door
Part 2 in our look at the Trump appointees who got the ax—and who resigned in the nick of time.
Trump Picks Low-Key Operative as National Security Advisor
The choice of Robert O’Brien to replace John Bolton reinforces Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s power in the Trump administration.
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Netanyahu is going after the West Bank ahead of Tuesday’s election, Bolton is out as U.S. national security advisor, and the unraveling of Taliban peace talks.
Bolton Leaves the National Security Council in Ruins
The former Trump advisor helped trash the institution—but the process began long before he was hired.
Bolton Only Made It 520 Days as National Security Advisor
This chart shows how that compares to the last 30 years of U.S. presidential security aides.
Trump Axes Bolton via Twitter
Another national security advisor departs the White House after losing a series of policy battles.
Trump’s National Security Advisor to Visit Belarus
The highest-level trip this century will likely anger the Kremlin, even as the U.S. president tries to bring Russia back into the G-7.
Trump’s National Security Council Is Replicating Reagan’s Chaos
If John Bolton isn’t careful, he could go the way of William Clark, whose hawkish policies sowed White House discord.
Why Trump Decided Not to Attack Iran
Officials say the president is looking for a peaceful solution to the crisis.