Sunday, April 9, 2017
McMaster shows clout in Trump's first crisis
-- H.R. McMaster is one of the few Trump appointees tht was a mistake. McMasters is too close to the GOPEstablishment. One reason Trump was elected was to act as an outider. McMaster is attached to people like Mitch McConnell, main keeper of the immovable Dc structure.
The Hill by Jordan Fabian
President Trump launched the first major military strike of his presidency after heavy consultation with his national security adviser, H.R. McMaster.
The cruise missile attack on Syria capped off a week in which McMaster appeared to consolidate his power by ousting chief White House counselor Stephen Bannon from the National Security Council, though the balance of power inside the Trump administration remains fluid.
The Army lieutenant general showed a steady hand turning Trump's rhetoric Syria into action, something the president’s team has struggled to accomplish on other fronts.