Trump reportedly considering giving Mike Pompeo another job to fill in for ousted John Bolton
President Donald Trump and his staff are discussing whether Secretary of State Mike Pompeo should replace John Bolton, the National Security Adviser who was ousted from the White House on Tuesday, Business Insider reports citing CNN.
Pompeo's potential dual-hat in the administration would mean that the nation's chief foreign diplomat would also assume the role the the president's top national security liaison, a feat that has not been undertaken since National Security Adviser Henry Kissinger took on the additional role during former President Richard Nixon's administration in 1973.
Two years later, President Gerald Ford removed Kissinger from the national security adviser role but kept him on as secretary of state.
Pompeo has submitted his list of potential candidates to replace Bolton, CNN reported, citing a source with knowledge of the discussions. Trump on Wednesday said he was considering a list of "five ... highly qualified, good people" for the vacant position.