John Bolton fired as Trump's national security adviser – live news

President tweeted about the firing after reports emerged Bolton opposed Trump plan to hold peace talks with the Taliban at Camp DavidFull story: Trump ousts top adviser John BoltonThe biggest Trump resignations and firings so far 5.48pm BST...

John Bolton fired as Trump's national security adviser – live news

President tweeted about the firing after reports emerged Bolton opposed Trump plan to hold peace talks with the Taliban at Camp David

The effects of Trump’s firing decisions (by tweet, no less) have once again reverberated around the world. The price of oil immediately nosedived after news of Bolton’s departure broke.

BREAKING: JOHN BOLTON FIRED

Price of oil immediately dives.
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Bolton has reportedly left the White House and will no longer participate in the afternoon briefing with Mike Pompeo and Steven Mnuchin, much to the disappointment of Washington’s press corps.

Bolton is no longer in the building here at the White House. He will not participate in the 1:30p briefing, I’m told.

Palpable tension between WH & NSC staffs right now.
A pro-Bolton NSC official came to speak with reporters inside the West Wing when Press Secy Stephanie Grisham walked by, gave a look & said: "Oh look, right outside my office" as she walked past.

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