EXCLUSIVE: DOD Inspector General Opens Probe Into Alleged Retaliation By Obama Holdover

Investigative Group | Richard Pollock
The Pentagon is seen from the air over Washington, DC on August 25, 2013. The 6.5 million sq ft (600,000 sq meter) building serves as the headquarters of the US Department of Defense and was built from 1941 to 1943. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images.

‘An effort to push him out of government’

Former Obama NSC Spokesman Says CIA Director Is Dangerous And A Hack

Politics | Jonah Bennett
Intelligence Chiefs Testify At Senate Intelligence Hearing On World Wide Threats

‘Remember when CIA Director Pompeo was considered one of the admin’s “adults”?’

McMaster Calls National Security Leaks To The Media 'Treasonous'

Politics | Jonah Bennett
Newly named National Security Adviser Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster listens as U.S. President Donald Trump makes the announcement at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida U.S. February 20, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

‘The real dilemma’

McMaster Fills NSC Position Left Vacant After Purging Flynn Hire

Politics | Jonah Bennett
Trump meets with the King of Jordan in New York

The new pick is Mike Barry

EXCLUSIVE: McMaster Retains Obama Holdovers Who Led Initiatives At Odds With Trump

Investigative Group | Richard Pollock and Ethan Barton
National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster listens during a daily briefing at the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House July 31, 2017 in Washington, DC. The U.S. government has imposed sanctions on President of Venezuela Nicolas Maduro after the passing of a legislation that will further consolidate his power. Alex Wong/Getty Images.

‘The problem is…’

EXCLUSIVE: 'Poisonous Atmosphere' At National Security Council After Trump Transcript Leaks

Investigative Group | Richard Pollock
President Trump and NSC Adviser H. R. McMaster board Air Force One on June 16, 2017. Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty)

Trump’s chief foreign affairs adviser at center of growing internal maelstrom of charges

EXCLUSIVE: Former NSC Officials Decry McMaster's Subversion Of Trump's Foreign Policy

Politics | Jonah Bennett and Saagar Enjeti
National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster listens during a daily briefing at the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House July 31, 2017 in Washington, DC. The U.S. government has imposed sanctions on President of Venezuela Nicolas Maduro after the passing of a legislation that will further consolidate his power. Alex Wong/Getty Images.

‘It is incredible to watch it happening right in front of your face’

NSC Staffer Fired After Warning About Globalists, Islamist Subverting Trump's Agenda

Politics | Jonah Bennett
Newly named National Security Adviser Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster listens as U.S. President Donald Trump makes the announcement at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida U.S. February 20, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

‘Globalists and Islamists recognize that for their visions to succeed, America…must be destroyed’

Some Trump Officials Want To Go On The Offensive Against Iran, But Mattis Isn't So Sure

National Security | Russ Read
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks live on television after casting his ballot in the Iranian presidential election in Tehran, Iran June 12, 2009. REUTERS/Caren Firouz/File Photo

Some officials want to go on the offensive, the Pentagon has other thoughts

McMaster Hires New Deputy National Security Advisor As Political Rivals Close In

National Security | Russ Read
Newly named National Security Adviser Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster listens as U.S. President Donald Trump makes the announcement at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida U.S. February 20, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Waddell may be the ally McMaster needs in the Trump White House

National Security Council Shake-Up Leads To K.T. McFarland Ouster

World | Ryan Pickrell
KT McFarland, President-elect Donald Trump's selection to be deputy national security adviser, steps off the elevator after meetings at Trump Tower on December 5, 2016 in New York. / AFP / KENA BETANCUR

Follows the removal of Steve Bannon from a key committee

Bannon Shows Up At NSC Meeting After Being Taken Off Principals Committee

Politics | Jonah Bennett
White House Chief Strategist Stephen Bannon and White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus speak at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland

‘The president or McMaster can invite him to attend at any time’

Progressives Laud Removal Of Bannon From National Security Council

Politics | Jonah Bennett
US President Donald Trump held last-minute negotiations with fellow Republicans to avoid a humiliating defeat Thursday in his biggest legislative test to date, as lawmakers vote on an Obamacare replacement plan which conservatives threaten to sink. Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images.

These groups say the decision is a victory against white supremacy and extremism.

Steve Bannon Removed From National Security Council In Major Shakeup

Politics | Jonah Bennett
President Trump Holds Listening Session With Manufacturing CEO's

‘Returned the NSC to its proper function’

Former US Attorney: Rice Ordered Spies To Produce 'Detailed Spreadsheets' Involving Trump

Investigative Group | Richard Pollock
White House National Security Adviser Susan Rice (R) and former Defense Intelligence Agency Director retired Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, incoming White House national security adviser, shake hands at the U.S. Institute of Peace "2017 Passing the Baton" conference in Washington, January 10, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

‘Tremendous abuse of the system’

Trump's New National Security Advisor Wrote The Book On How To Fight Russia

National Security | Russ Read
U.S. President Donald Trump and his newly appointed National Security Adviser Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster (L) speak during the announcement at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida U.S. February 20, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

‘Warfare capabilities depict a high degree of technological sophistication’

Expected Flynn Replacement Robert Harward Abruptly Turns Down National Security Adviser Job

Politics | Jonah Bennett
Handout of Vice Admiral Robert S. Harward, commanding officer of Combined Joint Interagency Task Force 435, greets an Afghan official during his visit to Zaranj

‘Harward is conflicted between the call of duty and the obvious dysfunctionality’

Former NSC Adviser Mike Flynn Loses His Security Clearance

Politics | Jonah Bennett
President Trump Holds Joint Press Conference With Japanese PM Shinzo Abe

Due diligence

Trump Offers National Security Advisor Job To Former Navy SEAL, Mattis Ally

National Security | Russ Read
FILE PHOTO: 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, in this January 6, 2011 handout photo. The visit consisted of a tour of a provincial prison, the Iran/Afghanistan border crossing and an airfield assessment. Sgt. Shawn Coolman/U.S. Marines/Handout via REUTERS

Robert Harward could take Flynn’s old job, but he asked for time to think about it