Petraeus, Kellogg, Harward: Meet Potential Flynn Replacements
Michael Flynn tendered his resignation as national security adviser on Monday night, creating an opening in one of the most important positions in the White House.
Donald Trump tapped retired Lt. Gen. Keith Kellogg to serve as acting national security adviser, elevating the man who served as the national security council's chief of staff to the top role on a temporary basis.
Kellogg was in the running to hold the position full-time, as well as retired Gen. David Petraeus and former Vice Admiral Bob Harward, a source told CNN Monday evening. A senior official told CNN Tuesday that Harward is considered the top contender for the job.
Here's a few things to know about the three men who stand a chance to take the job:
Like Flynn, Kellogg is a three star former lieutenant general in the Army who retired and went on to serve in the Trump administration. He worked directly under Flynn serving as the council's chief of staff for less than a month before the controversy over Flynn's contact with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak forced Flynn out of the job and Kellogg into acting leadership of the council.
Source: Al-Alam News Network