Ret. Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, the former national security adviser to the president, in a rare public grievance Wednesday blasted some of his former colleagues as a “danger to the Constitution,” Politico reports.
McMaster listed three groups within President Donald Trump’s inner circle and the first – of which he said he was a part of it – included aides who looked to offer straightforward policy options to the president.
“The second group of people, and I think this is true in any administration,” he explained, are those “who are not there to give the president options — they’re there to try to manipulate the situation based on their own agenda, not the president’s agenda.”
McMaster, who now serves as chairman of the Center on Military and Political Power at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, was speaking at an event hosted by the Foundation for Defense of Democracies.
The third group, said McMaster, “cast themselves in the role of saving the country, even the world, from the president.”
“I think those latter two categories of people are actually a danger to the Constitution of the United States,” he added.