Trump defends McMaster in wake of criticism on the right

Trump defends McMaster in wake of criticism on the right

As for rumors that Trump is considering shifting CIA Director Mike Pompeo to national security adviser and sending McMaster to command USA forces in Afghanistan, Waltz said McMaster would do a great job, but he wants to see him stay in his current position.

The officials also noted that during US President Donald Trump's recent trip to Israel, McMaster's held a lengthy meeting with Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman, and highlighted his regular contacts with Defense Ministry officials. Trump wants to get us out of Afghanistan - McMaster wants to go in.

US President Donald Trump, right, listens as Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster talks at Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Floride, February 20, 2017.

Conservative outrage has grown after it was revealed McMaster allowed Susan Rice, President Obama's National Security Advisor, to keep her security clearance.

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The campaign has been characterized as part of an ongoing war in the White House an between "America First" nationalist faction led by Bannon, and a centrist Republican faction which has coalesced around McMaster and Trump's son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner. But McMaster has faced accusations he is anti-Israel due to his support of the Iran nuclear deal and reports that he refers to Israel as "the occupying power". Both men, for instance, agreed that the Trump administration should certify that Tehran is complying with the Iran nuclear deal - a pivotal decision that Trump resisted last month despite concerns that not issuing the certification would infuriate USA allies and forfeit all current restrictions on Iran's nuclear program.

McMaster is now involved in a power struggle within the Trump administration, facing off against the far-right wing headed by senior adviser Steve Bannon, who is attempting to bring about McMaster's resignation.

"On Wednesday, radio host Laura Ingraham tweeted a months-old article from the New York Times about McMaster's 'break with the administration on Islam, '" the Weekly Standard explained.

But the fact he sent the letter to Rice - given the controversy surrounding her and the "unmasking" of members of the Trump campaign, transition and administration in intelligence documents - was not viewed favorably by members of the administration who aren't particular fans of McMaster.

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Trump also says McMaster "is a good man and very pro-Israel".

Conservative pro-Trump journalist Mike Cernovich created a new website this week dedicated to publishing leaks about McMaster.

Such a move would be yet another top-level staff change in Mr. Trump's seven months in office - and would come shortly after the recent resignations and terminations in the White House communications department and the appointment of John Kelly as White House chief of staff. The White House has said no decision has been made.

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