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US President Donald Trump said he will appoint Robert O'Brien as national security adviser.
“I am pleased to announce that I will appoint Robert O'Brien, who is now very successful as the special envoy of the president for hostages in the Department of State, our new national security adviser. I have worked with Robert for a long time. He’ll do a great job!” Trump tweeted.
O'Brien will be the fourth official in this position since the start of Trump's presidency. Trump fired his predecessor John Bolton last week, explaining this by political disagreement. Unlike most other senior officials, the president can appoint a national security adviser without approval by the senate.