Sebastian Gorka Resigns From The White House
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Deputy Assistant Sebastian Gorka has resigned from Trump Administration. Gorka was a counter-terrorism adviser to the President.
Sebastian Gorka is former counter-terrorism analyst for Fox News and National Security Editor at Breitbart. Gorka was said to be a part of the Strategic Initiatives Group during his time in the White House. SIG is an advisory group that runs parallel to the National Security Council.
Inside Gorka’s resignation letter to newly appointed White House Chief of Staff General John Kelly cited his dissatisfaction within the Administration’s foreign policy strategy. Here are some snippets of the letter below:
“Regrettably, outside of yourself, the individuals who most embodied and represented the policies that will ‘Make American Great Again,’ have been internally countered, systematically removed or undermined in recent months. This was made patently obvious as I read the text of your speech on Afghanistan this week…
“The fact that those who drafted and approved the speech removed any mention of Radical Islam or radical Islamic terrorism proves that a crucial element of your presidential campaign has been lost…
Just as worrying when discussing our future actions in the region, the speech listed operational objectives without ever defining the strategic victory conditions we are fighting for. This omission should seriously disturb any national security professional, and any American who is unsatisfied with the last 16 years of disastrous policy decisions which have led to thousands of Americans killed and trillions of taxpayer dollar spent in ways that have not brought security or victory.”
Gorka is said to be a close acquaintance of Steve Bannon, who earlier this month, was fired as Chief Strategist. This resignation is the 7th departure of a top official in the White House.