The Internet is buzzing with controversy surrounding National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster. At the heart of the matter is McMaster’s strong support for the deal President Obama negotiated with Iran to allegedly slow down that country’s development of nuclear weapons.
The problem is that McMaster’s boss, President Donald Trump, relentlessly attacked the Iran deal during his presidential campaign in 2016, calling it “the worst deal ever negotiated.”
The divergence of views on the Iran deal has caused turmoil within the ranks of the National Security Council (NSC), with some McMaster critics alleging he’s conducting a purge of pro-Trump and anti-Iran deal employees.
At the moment, the president has continued to publicly back his appointee, who assumed the role when Michael Flynn, Trump’s original national security advisor, was dismissed for lying to Vice President Mike Pence.
As behind-the-scenes maneuvering continues, news has just surfaced of McMaster’s affiliation with a British think tank funded by George Soros that worked with the Obama administration to promote the Iran deal. The story continues on the next page.