Washington: Is Sebastian Gorka on his way out? If rumors doing the rounds are to be believed, one of the leading lights of President Donald Trump’s security apparatus, Sebastian Gorka, may be eased out of his larger than life role in White House and may be given some less significant tasks.
The assistant advisor to the President on national security issues, Gorka has come under ferocious attack for links with a far-right Hungarian organization. There are reports that he may be given some sorts of role outside white House. But then there are other reports indicating towards the fact that he will not be given any new role with a Huffington Post report claiming that “it seems more likely he will just leave the White House completely”.
A report by the Business Insider said that many top of the line security experts have questioned Gorka’s authority or even understanding of security issues. The same report went on to add that he is often dismissed as an outspoken conservative pundit who lacks the chops to serve in the highest levels of the White House advising on national-security policy.
There is no denying that conservatives have risen steadily in Trump administration despite their apparent expertise or even nuanced knowledge of the subject. Gorka reports to Trump’s chief strategist, Stephen Bannon, who first noticed Gorka through his appearances on Fox News and later offered him a job at Breitbart, according to The Washington Post. Gorka told The Journal that he also reports to Trump adviser Jared Kushner and White House chief of staff Reince Priebus. Gorka also advised the Trump campaign during the election.