The whiners in the progressive party couldn’t give a damn about the people they are vetting.
For their part, this is all about character assassination and one-upmanship by a group who likes to throw tantrums and become hysterical when they loose.
So now all the requirements for extreme vetting.
Obama was not vetted to hide out in the oval office.
With what we know about him now, he could not get security clearance to shine shoes at the White house.
What vet the first half-black candidate?
That would be racist. (Source)
So now we have lowered ourselves to what an individual did in high school in the early 70’s when he played basketball and football with Iranian friends who lived in his neighborhood.
Retired Vice Admiral Robert S. Harward with be getting the Colonoscopy when it’s the obstructionists on the left who need enemas both rectal and cranial.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – As a teenager in the early 1970s retired U.S. Navy Vice Admiral Robert S. Harward played football and basketball, was popular with classmates and, like many American high school students, was known for partying.
But Harward, to whom President Donald Trump has offered the post of U.S. national security adviser, to succeed Michael Flynn, spent his teenage years not in his native Rhode Island, but in pre-revolutionary Iran, where his father, a Navy captain, advised the Iranian military.
During his teenage years, Harward lived in an Iranian neighborhood, attended school with Iranian-American students and played sports against Iranian teams.
Those experiences gave him an unusual familiarity with Iran’s culture and people in the years before the 1979 Islamic revolution that ousted the pro-American Shah.
“During very formative years of his life, he was exposed to everything that was Iran,” said Joseph Condrill, who knew Harward, known by his classmates as Bobby, when they were students at the Tehran American School. “Iran was one of our homes, and we got to know the Iranian people very well, in a very intimate way.”
The Trump administration has offered Harward the job of national security adviser, two U.S. officials familiar with the matter said on Wednesday. It was not immediately clear if Harward had accepted, the sources said. A White House spokesperson had no immediate comment.
Harward would carry his experience into the Trump White House, charged with coordinating national security policy.
U.S. Navy Vice Admiral Robert S. Harward
President Trump is searching for a new national security adviser after retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn resigned from the post late Monday night.
Among those under consideration to replace Flynn is Robert Harward, a retired vice admiral, and former Navy SEAL, according to a senior White House official.
Harward served as the deputy commander of U.S. Central Command under Gen. James Mattis, now the secretary of defense.
Hayward is an ABC News contributor.
Here’s everything you need to know about the man who could serve as Trump’s chief White House adviser on national security issues.
Name: Robert S. Harward
Birthplace: Newport, Rhode Island
What he used to do:
Harward was appointed in 2011 as the deputy commander of U.S. Central Command, serving until his retirement from the military in 2013.
Before that assignment, he was the deputy commander of U.S. Joint Forces Command and the commander of Combined Joint Interagency Task Force 435 in Afghanistan. After Sept. 11, 2001, he led troops in Afghanistan and Iraq for six years.
Harward, 60, is now the chief executive officer for Lockheed Martin United Arab Emirates.
Harward enlisted in the Navy and was later awarded a fleet appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy, from which he graduated in 1979.
He qualified as a surface warfare officer aboard the destroyer USS Scott before joining the naval special warfare community.
Harward was the honor man of his basic underwater demolition/SEAL class — an award given to the most outstanding member of the training course.
Throughout his distinguished career, Harward has been stationed around the world as well as for the executive branch in the nation’s capital.
He has served on the National Security Council as the director of strategy and policy for the office of combating terrorism and was the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff’s representative to the National Counterterrorism Center as a member of the senior interagency strategy team, according to his Navy biography.
He holds a master’s degree in international relations and strategic security affairs, served as a federal executive fellow at the Rand Corp. and completed the Center for International Studies’ foreign policy program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, according to the biography.
Harward was awarded the Distinguished Graduate Leadership Award in 2013 by the U.S. Naval War College for his prominence in the field of national security.
In 2012 he received the Ellis Island Medal of Honor for individuals “whose accomplishments in their field and inspired service to our nation are cause for celebration,” according to the National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations, which sponsors the award.
Things you might not know about him:
Harward grew up the son of a Navy officer and spent much of his teenage years in Iran. He graduated from Tehran American High School in 1974 and speaks Farsi.
For his retirement ceremony in Coronado, California, in 2013, Harward jumped out of a plane and parachuted in, landing on the beach where the ceremony would take place. Adm. William McRaven, then-commander of U.S. Special Operations Command, and and General James Mattis, then commander of Centcom, spoke at the occasion.