Vice admiral turns down national security adviser job

Robert Harward would have replaced retired Gen. Michael Flynn, who resigned at Trump's request Monday

In this image provided by the U.S. Marine Corps, Vice Adm. Robert S. Harward, commanding officer of Combined Joint Interagency Task Force 435, speaks to an Afghan official during his visit to Zaranj, Afghanistan, Jan 6, 2011. Harward has turned down an offer to be President Donald Trump's new national security adviser, the latest blow to a new administration struggling to find its footing. A senior White House official said Feb. 16, 2017, that Harward had turned the offer down due to financial and family commitments. (Sgt. Shawn Coolman/U.S. Marine Corps via AP)
In this image provided by the U.S. Marine Corps, Vice Adm. Robert S. Harward, commanding officer of Combined Joint Interagency Task Force 435, speaks to an Afghan official during his visit to Zaranj, Afghanistan, Jan 6, 2011. Harward has turned down an offer to be President Donald Trump's new national security adviser, the latest blow to a new administration struggling to find its footing. A senior White House official said Feb. 16, 2017, that Harward had turned the offer down due to financial and family commitments. (Sgt. Shawn Coolman/U.S. Marine Corps via AP)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice Admiral Robert Harward has turned down an offer to be President Donald Trump’s new national security adviser.

A senior White House official said Harward turned the offer down due to financial and family commitments.

The official spoke anonymously because Harward’s decision has not been publicly announced.

Harward would have replaced retired Gen. Michael Flynn, who resigned at Trump’s request Monday after revelations he misled Vice President Mike Pence about discussions he held with a Russian diplomat.

Officials said this week there were two other contenders — acting national security adviser Keith Kellogg and retired Gen. David Petraeus.

.

WKBN 27 First News provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. No links will be permitted. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s