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Fri Jan 11, 2019, 11:41 AM

Former Defense Executive to Be Named Deputy National Security Adviser

Source: The Wall Street Journal.

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Former Defense Executive to Be Named Deputy National Security Adviser
Charles Kupperman, a former Reagan administration official, fills the role previously held by Mira Ricardel

By Vivian Salama
Jan. 11, 2019 10:09 a.m. ET

WASHINGTON—A former defense contracting executive and Reagan administration official will be named as President Trump’s latest deputy national security adviser, two senior administration officials said.

Charles Kupperman is a longtime associate of Mr. Trump’s current national security adviser, John Bolton. He fills the role previously held by Mira Ricardel, who was removed from the job in November after an unusual feud with first lady Melania Trump over her trip to Africa last year.

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mahatmakanejeeves Jan 11 OP
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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 11:42 AM

1. No conflict of interest here, right? Did he get tired of being a lobbyist?

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Fri Jan 11, 2019, 11:45 AM

2. As we slip deeper into ogliarchy.

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Fri Jan 11, 2019, 11:46 AM

3. In all fairness, the swamp

that trump has to choose from is getting smaller as people climb out.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 11:50 AM

4. Let's do a little deep dive on Kupperman, shall we?

Super hawk, Neo-Con...defense contractor...hip deep in Iran Contra.

Member of the Gang of Ten:

Gang of Ten (later, October Surprise Group) Strategy group of the Reagan-Bush campaign created to prepare for “any last-minute foreign policy or defense-related event, including the release of the hostages, that might favorably impact President Carter in the November election,” according a draft report of the House October Surprise Task Force. It consisted of Richard V. Allen, Charles M. Kupperman, Thomas H. Moorer, Eugene V. Rostow, William R. Van Cleave, Fred C. Ikle, John R. Lehman Jr., Robert G. Neumann, Laurence Silberman and Seymour Weiss.

the 'October Surprise' theory - the allegations that officials in the 1980 Reagan-Bush campaign cut a deal with Iranian revolutionaries to delay the release of the fifty-two hostages until after Reagan's inauguration - with a 2,000-word op-ed piece in The New York Times.... The day Sick's piece appeared in the times, listing dates and participants in suspected meetings between campaign staffers and Iranian clerics, none of the network evening newscasts even mentioned the story... there were a number of newsworthy developments... [including] the State Department considered blocking a visa for former Iranian President Abolhassan Bani-Sadr, who came to the US to promote his book "My Turn To Speak", in which he asserts that the Reagan campaign cut a deal with the Iranians at the height of the hostage crisis; President Bush made his first public denials of the allegations; and eight of the former hostages voiced suspicions about the circumstances surrounding their release.

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