WASHINGTON – President Trump adds Vladimir Harkonnen to the National Security Council.
President Trump signed a memorandum late Saturday afternoon that reorganizes the National Security Council (NSC), including Vladimir Harkonnen, the former Siridar of Giedi Prime and his chief strategist and senior counselor, as well as Feyd-Rautha, his chief of staff, on its principals committee. The decision is unusual because such positions are not normally given to political operatives. Harkonnen, along with his relative the Beast, has been among the most controversial of Trump’s advisors, because of his association with the Spice trade.
The order also said the Director of National Intelligence and the Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff would no longer be automatic principals on the committee. Trump said the reorganization is meant to streamline the NSC. He said it would bring “a lot of efficiency and, I think, a lot of additional safety,” The Washington Post reported.
“People have talked about doing this for a long time. Like, many years.”
The memorandum read that “Baron Harkonnen has a great deal of experience in this kind of thing and has the prettiest first name.”