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How Goldman Sachs’ Dina Powell became a top contender to replace Nikki Haley at the UN

Dina Powell was the highest ranking Arab-American in the Bush administration. After making millions on Wall Street, she briefly served in the Trump administration, and now she's rumored to replace outgoing ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley.
Pamela Geller and John Bolton in 2009

Anti-Muslim activist Pamela Geller has been in touch with Trump’s new national security adviser, John Bolton

Pamela Geller, a well-known anti-Islam activist, says she has had "positive" interactions in recent years with the president's new national security adviser, John Bolton. Geller, a promoter of anti-Muslim conspiracy theories," called Bolton "a fierce patriot ... who has a clear and accurate understanding of the nature and magnitude of the threats facing us."
National security adviser John Bolton

Trump’s new national security adviser John Bolton chaired an anti-Muslim group promoted by Russian trolls

John Bolton, President Donald Trump's new national security adviser, chaired an anti-Muslim think tank that promotes false, misleading, and discriminatory news.
President Donald Trump and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis.

Mattis has become a ‘secret “peacenik”‘ in the Trump White House — and he’s growing more isolated

Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis wields considerable influence in the Trump administration, but the balance of power may be shifting around him.
President Donald Trump at the 12th East Asia Summit in Manila, Philippines, alongside then-national-security adviser H.R. McMaster and then-Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, November 14, 2017.

Trump’s national security team once joked that his tweets could’ve ‘overturned’ their work

President Donald Trump has often undercut his national security team, and on at least one occasion, they joked about it.
National security adviser John Bolton and President Donald Trump

John Bolton is cleaning house at the National Security Council

Top national security officials are being pushed out of the administration following John Bolton's appointment as national security adviser.

Joe Biden once summed up why people are so terrified of John Bolton

According to former Vice President Joe Biden, the real reason so many people fear John Bolton isn't necessarily his controversial foreign-policy views.

Trump’s new national security adviser chairs a group that has spread false claims about Muslim refugees in Europe

John Bolton is the chairman of an global policy think tank that has spread false information about Muslim refugees in Europe and stoked anti-Muslim fears.
President Donald Trump speaks following a meeting on infrastructure at Trump Tower, August 15, 2017 in New York City.

Trump’s new top security adviser wants to bomb Iran and tear up the nuclear deal

Newly appointed national security advisor John Bolton is perhaps the most hawkish addition to President Donald Trump's cabinet.