Monday, May 1, 2017

There Goes Another One

Sebastian Gorka, [a former counterterrorism analyst for Fox News and] adviser to Donald Trump who has been under pressure over his links to Hungarian far-right groups, is leaving the White House.


His links to the Vitezi Rand as well as other ties to the Hungarian right had come increasingly under scrutiny in recent weeks. Prior to immigrating to the United States, Gorka had mounted an unsuccessful political career in Hungary and, in doing so, once expressed support for a far-right militia in the country.


The official said that Gorka had initially been hired to sit on the strategic initiatives group, an advisory panel created by Trump’s chief strategist Steve Bannon to run parallel to the national security council.

But that group fizzled out in the early months of the administration. Gorka was unable to get clearance for the national security council after he was charged last year with carrying a weapon at Ronald Reagan Washington national airport.


The Guardian reported in April that Gorka attempted to push a plan to partition Libya into three as part of an effort to be named special envoy to the country by Trump.


In recent weeks, one White House source told the Washington Examiner that Gorka’s role had diminished to the point where he was appearing on television, “giving White House tours and peeling out in his Mustang.”

...but hey, do what you will anyway.

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