From the sounds of it, Sebastian Gorka will finally get a permanent assignment in the President Trump administration. He has reportedly been assisting by serving with the Strategic Initiatives Group and as a national security adviser. Fake news has kept Gorka under fire for supposed ties to a Nazi group in Hungary, but there is no evidence to support this accusation.
As Written by Sarah Westwood for the Washington Examiner:
Sebastian Gorka, deputy assistant to President Trump, will soon accept a position outside the White House, two sources told the Washington Examiner on Sunday.
Gorka’s new role will deal with the “war of ideas” involved in countering radical Islamic extremism, a senior administration official said, and will entail an appointment to a federal agency.
Gorka has served for months on the Strategic Initiatives Group, an internal organization within the White House, and as a national security adviser. His exit from the White House comes amid increased speculation that a reported lack of a security clearance prevented him from fully performing in his job.
But a source told the Washington Examiner that Gorka’s role in SIG was always meant to be temporary, and suggested he had been placed there while administration officials created a terrorism-related position for him elsewhere in the government. An official said Gorka has been in a “holding pattern” while he waited for the position, which will not be at the State Department, to be established.
A spokesman for the National Security Council said he did not “personally know” the details about Gorka’s move.
A White House source said Gorka’s role has always been unclear and said Gorka never had national security issues in his portfolio. “This guy has always been a big mystery to me,” the source said of Gorka’s contributions to the…….
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