“If Harward becomes NSA, Mattis would emerge from the Flynn mess in a uniquely powerful position: He would have two of his former deputies at the table in some meetings. The other one is John Kelly, now secretary for Homeland Security, who was his number two when Mattis commanded a Marine division early in the invasion of Iraq in 2003.”

Best of all possible outcomes, because in the end, Mattis and his people will be the only ones left standing. This is too complex for simple-minded Trump voters to understand.

If, as expected, Harward accepts the job today, he is likely to bring in his own team, from deputy on down, with a focus on…

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