U.S. President Donald Trump named U.S. hostage negotiator Robert O’Brien as his choice to replace John Bolton as his White House national security adviser.
O’Brien, currently a presidential envoy for hostage affairs at the U.S. Department of State, has a long history in Republican foreign policy circles. He had served under the George W. Bush and Barack Obama administrations.
Mr. O’Brien served as a major in the U.S. Army Reserve. Former President Bush appointed him in 2005 to serve as a representative to the U.N. General Assembly.
He is an attorney from Los Angeles who has served as a foreign policy adviser to several Republican presidential campaigns, handled a number of high profile legal cases and previously served in several State Department positions.
Sources: Reuters, BBC, teleSUR