Despite lengthy exposes about his past associations with right-wing extremists in Hungary, Sebastian Gorka, President Trump’s increasingly embattled counter-terrorism advisor, is no Nazi, an in-depth new profile of the White House aide concludes.
New research by the Forward has revealed that presidential adviser Sebastian Gorka’s explicit association with the Vitézi Rend, a far-right Hungarian group that is on a U.S. State Department watch list, goes back much further than previously known.
At least 18 Democratic House members have signed a letter to President Trump demanding that he fire Sebastian Gorka, his top counter-terrorism aide, due to Gorka’s affiliations or work with anti-Semitic organizations and individuals.
As President Trump’s top counter-terrorism advisor, Sebastian Gorka would ordinarily be privy to some of the nation’s most sensitive national security secrets to do his job. But three months into his job, despite Gorka’s own public references to being on the inside, where classified information is discussed, it remains unclear whether the deputy assistant to the president actually has access to any of it.
Sebastian Gorka, President Trump’s top counter-terrorism adviser, is once again facing disdain from Middle East experts—this time over a reported plan he advanced to partition Libya.
The battle between the right-wing and mainstream press over presidential aide Sebastian Gorka, just intensified.
The American Jewish Committee has called on the White House to “look into new revelations” about the background of President Trump’s chief counter-terrorism advisor, Sebastian Gorka.
In the interview, as reported by the Forward, Gorka voiced support for and defended the establishment of the Hungarian Guard, an extreme right-wing paramilitary militia led by known anti-Semites.
Dear Dr. Gorka — I was relieved to see you “liked” several recent tweets aimed at me, even though they were hostile and one wrongly implied that the Forward was taking money for the stories we have reported on you. I was beginning to worry that you hadn’t seen our reporting.
Senior leaders of the far-right Hungarian group Vitézi Rend—listed by the State Department as having been “under the direction of the Nazi Government of Germany” during World War II—tell the Forward that Sebastian Gorka, President Trump’s top counter-terrorism advisor, is a lifelong sworn member of their order.