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Sebastian Gorka to leave White House

Sebastian Gorka to leave White House

White House officials said President Donald Trump's national security aide Sebastian Gorka, a former Breitbart national security editor, will soon accept a position elsewhere. Gorka is an especially shady and controversial character, even for the Trump administration, as he has been linked to an anti-semitic far-right party in Hungary with Nazi roots.

According to a report Sunday in the political website The Hill, citing an unnamed senior White House official, Gorka will be taking a position in another federal agency. Mr Gorka was unable to get clearance for the National Security Council after he was charged previous year with carrying a weapon at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. White House sources painted the Hungarian adviser's move as a voluntary one, but it's hard to imagine Gorka-who, like Steve Bannon, was among the ideological misfits from the conspiratorial fringes that hopped on the Trump train early on-leaving on his own after managing to make his way to a seat next to the seat of power in Washington.

Before moving to the U.S., Gorka also was reportedly denied security clearance to work in the Hungarian parliament and defeated in a mayoral race in 2002.

The White House source said Gorka's role had been reduced to the point of largely doing TV rounds on counterterrorism, "giving White House tours and peeling out in his Mustang", among a few other responsibilities.

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At least 18 Democratic representatives signed a letter calling on President Trump to dismiss the top security adviser.

Newsweek was unable to immediately reach Gorka or the White House for comment. The new position, the report added, "will not be at the State Department". "This guy has always been a big mystery to me", a White House source said of Gorka's contributions.

This report has been changed to correct an error in the original version, which stated, wrongly, that the Jerusalem Post had removed Gorka from the roster of speakers for its upcoming NY conference, May 7.

Gorka had been called on by Democrats and liberal activists to resign for his alleged ties to Vitezi Rend, despite there being no evidence against him.

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