Sebastian Gorka ousted. And then there were none.

By Dave Boyer, The Washington Times


White House aide Sebastian Gorka, a former Breitbart News staffer, has been ousted from the White House, according to a White House official Friday night.

“Sebastian Gorka did not resign, but I can confirm he no longer works at the White House,” the White House official said on condition of anonymity.

The Federalist said Mr. Gorka told President Trump in a letter that he can better serve his agenda from outside the White House.

“[I]t is clear to me that forces that do not support the MAGA promise are — for now — ascendant within the White House,” he said in the letter. “Regrettably, outside of yourself, the individuals who most embodied and represented the policies that will ‘Make America Great Again,’ have been internally countered, systematically removed, or undermined in recent months.”

His ouster follows by one week the ouster of White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon, the head of Breitbart, who was forced out after White House chief of staff John F. Kelly came on board.

As with Mr. Bannon, Mr. Gorka also was accused by progressives and some Republicans of encouraging the white nationalist movement after a violent rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, two weeks ago.

Republican strategist Ana Navarro, a frequent critic of the administration, said on Twitter that it was “no coincidence” that Mr. Gorka resigned on the same night that the president pardoned ex-sheriff Joe Arpaio of Arizona.

“The base was not going to like the 1st. So he threw them a bone on 2nd,” she said.

Mr. Gorka was a prominent TV surrogate for the president on national security matters.

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  1. Kelly fired Gorka because he fulfilled no role at the White House and because he was not qualified to be an adviser on terrorism.

  2. I am afraid that the hopes for a change from Obamatism faded. Or at least it is severe danger.

  3. Gorka understood the dangerous of the Islamists. So did Flynn and so did Bannon. They are all gone now. They were all solidly pro Israel.

    The left did a great smear job on Gorka saying he did not know anything. Say a lie enough times some people will believe it. McMaster seems to a leftist and so naturally he would clash with Gorka.

  4. @ Lorenzo:

    They blocked his security clearance limiting his access. Trump could have given him his clearance but Trump too stupid and not very loyal to his loyal supporters.

  5. @ Lorenzo:Gorka Is very well-qualified. He is also very much respected in the intelligence community. He was an excellent spokesman for Trump with the media.

    Unfortunately, no president should ever allow his Chief of Staff to hold him hostage and isolate him from opposing views. Generals like to command. The secret of success in our operation is openness and robust dialogue. Our goal is arriving at what is correct. We do not have “winners” and/or “losers “as we struggle over policy issues. Currently, we are deeply engaged in the Chinese and North Korean situations. Gorka may be 100% accurate in his North Korean appraisal, but I was surprised and blindsidedby his public interview. Such an action is unforgivable and I still wonder with his sophistication why he did it. The same thing is true of his interviews on Afghanistan.

  6. LtCol Howard Said:

    Currently, we are deeply engaged in the Chinese and North Korean situations. Gorka may be 100% accurate in his North Korean appraisal, but I was surprised and blindsidedby his public interview. Such an action is unforgivable and I still wonder with his sophistication why he did it. The same thing is true of his interviews on Afghanistan.

    Lost you re: Your references to North Korea and Afghanistan?

  7. At this point, I suppose it does not matter much if it is POTUS Trump or POTUS Pence.
    Jared is wasting his time.
    I expect Netanyahu to play his normal Obama hand now with this “new” Trump, except for a superficial measured dose of affability.
    Israel should defend it’s interests. There is no room for Iran and proxies in Syria/Lebanon, including Russia. Will it be war. Rhetorical question.

  8. Why is Trump allowing Kelly to isolate him. Why doesn’t Trump give orders to McMaster and Kelly rather than take orders from them? Do they have him by the nuts.

  9. @ Ted Belman:
    Maybe he is giving Kelly lots of rope to run things because of the chaos at the White House and his thin skinned nature to criticism. The Dems in his cabinet and White House also would have pushing him in this direction.

  10. @ Ted Belman:

    No real difference between Trump and obama re: Israel?
    Report: Trump Administration To Award $300 Million To Palestinian UN Agency

    TEL AVIV – President Donald Trump has pledged to retain the annual U.S. funding of $300 million to a UN agency for Palestinian refugees despite calls from Israel to shut it down, according to a recent report.

    “Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, has privately assured the UN Relief and Works Agency, or UNRWA, that the United States, which provides more than $300 million to the agency each year, will maintain its current levels of funding to the organization,” Foreign Policy magazine reported.

  11. What are all of you guys waiting for?
    Given the changes instituted by POTUS,
    until convinced otherwise, I withdraw support from Trump. 100%.
    He left Israel vulnerable in Syria, Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq.
    He threw his most loyal supporters out on their ears. At the same time he turned over the keys to Obama surrogates an Walt\Mearshimer proponents. Enough.
    I am out.

  12. @ woolymammoth:
    @ woolymammoth:Please hold up your judgment and your abandonment of Donald Trump. I, like you, am dismayed. However, the alternative is so much worse. you cannot imagine what a Hillary Clinton presidency would have resulted in. I still have influence in the White House but my window of contacts is narrowing. I regret the loss Gen. Flynn even though his Turkish activities were close to reprehensible. I regret the loss of Steve Bannon. Mostly, I regret the loss of Sebastian Gorka.

  13. @ yamit82:
    He said, “9/11 was an inside job.” He also said that the Taliban and Al Qaeda were “fictitious.” I was here in New York. This guy is telling me planes didn’t fly into the World Trade Center? Is he kidding? A plane didn’t fly into the pentagon? Another plane headed by the White House wasn’t brought down by heroic passengers? The 19 hijackers weren’t real? Is this what he is saying? You believe this?

  14. @ yamit82:
    Reading about him. Impressive credentials but clearly off the rails. A specialist in psychological warfare. Scary. I don’t believe him.

  15. @ Ted Belman:
    I think Trump is in charge. The danger with Trump I remember discussing during the primaries was that he has so radically changed positions and does not know anything about foreign policy. So now that he has been running a chaotic White House with him being verbally shot at from all sides he is actually formulating new positions based on his new advisors who for many were not part of his campaign team (none of the Generals or Tillerson, and much of his cabinet anyway). So as Trump says it looks different from the White House than from outside it. Meaning now he has to get serious in what he does because it is no longer just talking and his actions have consequences. Sharon used to the say the same thing about being Prime Minister. Trump may be over his head due to the lack of experience and knowledge. Sharon had some qualities that made him a good field general but horrible Prime Minister.

    That said if the election was Trump versus Hillary I am still voting Trump.
    There are many in the GOP I preferred to Trump and some I still do.

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