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Donald Trump British adviser Sebastian Gorka 'to leave the White House'

Donald Trump British adviser Sebastian Gorka 'to leave the White House'”

One official on Sunday said Gorka, a British aide, is expected to find an opportunity outside the White House soon.

Sebastian Gorka, a White House adviser who has been increasingly under fire for his suspected links to far-right groups, is expected to leave the Trump administration, United States media reported on Sunday. One of them downplayed Gorka's involvement (an already classic move in this administration) while saying that Gorka's role on the Strategic Initiatives Group was "always meant to be temporary". Many political reporters might not have been watching the Pennsylvania event with the President, as some were instead back at the White House Correspondent's Dinner in Washington - and Mr. Trump was very happy to throw a few jabs at the news media - and remind everyone that he was not going to the event.

A spokesman for the National Security Council told the publication he did not "personally know" about Gorka's future. The Examiner reports that Gorka will leave the White House for some new role that will "deal with the "war of ideas" involved in countering radical Islamic extremism" and "will entail an appointment to a federal agency". "This guy has always been a big mystery to me", the source said of Gorka's contributions to the staff. Both CNN and the Washington Examiner said Gorka will step down from his White House post in the coming days.

At least 18 Democratic representatives signed a letter calling on President Trump to dismiss the top security adviser.

In February, Newsweek reported on Gorka's angry phone call to a terrorism expert who had raised concerns over Gorka's apparent lack of expertise in the field.

Regardless, Gorka apparently never got proper security clearance to perform his White House duties, so he's better off somewhere else where his talents can be put to use. Attempts to reach Gorka by email for comment were not immediately successful. It also comes after an investigation by the Forward reported that Gorka, who is Hungarian, is a member of Historical Vitézi Rend.



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