Robert Harward 'turns down' Trump's national security adviser offer - BBC News
Retired Vice-Admiral Robert Harward wanted to bring in his own team, US media report.
Retired Vice-Admiral Robert Harward was widely tipped for the post after Mr Trump fired Michael Flynn on Monday.
A White House official said Mr Harward cited family and financial commitments, but US media said the sticking point was he wanted to bring in his own team.
Mr Flynn had misled US Vice-President Mike Pence over his conversations with Russia’s ambassador to the US.
Mr Harward, a 60-year-old former Navy Seal, is currently based in Abu Dhabi where he is chief executive of US defence contractor Lockheed Martin’s United Arab Emirates operations.
Two other contenders - retired General David Petraeus and acting national security adviser Keith Kellogg - have also been tipped to take on the job.