Trump taps hostage negotiator O’Brien for national security adviser

US President Donald Trump appoints Robert O’Brien as the new White House national security adviser. (File photo: Reuters)

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday named US hostage negotiator Robert O’Brien as his choice to replace John Bolton as his White House national security adviser.

O’Brien, currently a presidential envoy for hostage affairs at the US Department of State, has a long history in Republican foreign policy circles.


Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:54 - GMT 06:54