Paul speculated last night that Lt. General Michael Flynn’s days as President Trump’s National Security Adviser might be numbered and that the number might be low. It turned out that the number was zero. General Flynn submitted his resignation late yesterday after meeting with Trump chief of staff Reince Priebus.
The Washington Post has been out front of this story. The Post’s Greg Miller and Phil Rucker report on Flynn’s departure here.
President Trump has appointed General Keith Kellogg to serve as interim National Security Adviser pending appointment of a successor to General Flynn. Politico profiles General Kellogg here.
According to both the Post and Politico reports, Vice Admiral Robert Harward is the favorite to be succeed Kellogg as the permanent National Security Adviser. Having served as the former Deputy Commander of the U.S. Central Commend directly under General Mattis, Harward is said to be a protege of the Defense Secretary.