Vice Admiral Robert Harward has declined the offer to become President Trump’s National Security Advisor, per CBS.
Harward would have served as a replacement to Michael Flynn, who resigned earlier this week.
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Two sources close to the situation confirm Harward Harward demanded his own team, and the White House resisted.
Specifically, Mr. Trump told Deputy National Security Adviser K. T. McFarland that she could retain her post, even after the ouster of National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. Harward refused to keep McFarland as his deputy, and after a day of negotiations over this and other staffing matters, Harward declined to serve as Flynn’s replacement.
Harward most recently served under now-Secretary of Defense General Mattis as deputy commander of U.S. Central Command. Harward also served overseas in Aghanistan and Iraq post-9/11.