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    Rear Robert Harward has declined to replace Michael Flynn as President Trump’s national security adviser. CBS Radio News’ Steven Portnoy joins CBSN with …

Donald Trump isn’t accustomed to hearing prospective underlings say “No.” So it came as a shock when retired Vice Adm. Robert Harward—his first A Trump administration official said Robert Harward’s decision to decline the offer had more to do with family commitments and his obligations to his Retired Vice-Admiral Robert Harward reportedly wanted to bring in his own team.Harward was offered the job to replace Michael Flynn, who was fired Monday by Trump. But Harward said no, reportedly because the job was too demanding to bring him Retired admiral and former Navy SEAL Robert Harward was offered the job of national security adviser to President Donald Trump, but has turned down the Vice Adm. Robert S. Harward, walks through sideboys during the SEAL Team 5 change of command ceremony. Throughout his distinguished career, Harward has been stationed But there is more. Or maybe not. Thomas Ricks has an article in Foreign Policy headlined Robert Harward plans a housecleaning of Trump’s National Security Council staffAs previewed yesterday, of the three men mentioned as Michael Flynn’s national security advisor replacements, one stood out: the former deputy commander of President Trump has offered the job of National Security Adviser to Vice Admiral Robert Harward, sources close to the situation told CBS News’ Major Garrett.Retired Navy Vice Adm. Robert Harward has turned down an offer to become President Donald Trump’s national security adviser, a White House official said on Thursday