Robert Harward was Donald Trump’s pick to succeed Mike Flynn
- ‘Harward is conflicted between the call of duty and the obvious dysfunctionality’
- Said to be concerned about reports Flynn’s deputies were told they could stay
The man President Donald Trump has chosen to be his national security adviser isn’t eager to accept the offer.
Robert Harward, a retired U.S. Navy vice admiral and a long-time special forces veteran, is Trump’s pick to succeed retired Army Gen. Mike Flynn, whom he fired on Monday.
But Financial Times reported Thursday afternoon that Harward has said no.
Citing two unnamed sources, the newspaper published a story describing Trump in crisis mode, trying to persuade Harward to take over a National Security Council left in limbo with Flynn’s unexpected departure.