Feb 21, 2017
Staffing the NSC under Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster

During the ongoing discussion about President Donald Trump’s new selection for National Security Advisor, the Morning Joe panel discussed how staffing might change under Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster. “I have been told repeatedly over the past five years by the Republican administration under George W. Bush and especially under Barack Obama’s administration: The NSC staff is too large, too unwieldy, too bureaucratic. And whether General McMaster can do anything about thinning that down, that is going to remain a question that is going to be resolved,” said veteran columnist Mike Barnicle. In conversation with Washington Post columnist David Ignatius, Barnicle asks: “Specifically, have you heard anything about his ability to pick his own people?,” Hear more of the comments and Ignatius’s response here. Only on MSNBC.