Rich Higgins

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Rich Higgins is a former United States government official who was fired for his conservative views. An Army veteran[1] who later worked at the United States Department of Defense,[2][3] Higgins joined the Trump Administration, working as the director of strategic planning at the National Security Council.[1]

During his time at the NSC, Higgins published a memo warning that members of the deep state, including "globalists, bankers, Islamists, and establishment Republicans", were seeking to undermine and eventually destroy Donald Trump's presidency.[4] On July 21, 2017, after National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster, a globalist, found out about the memo, Higgins was fired.[5][6] Higgins's firing was one of several firings of conservative Trump loyalists that occurred around the same time.[1][7] The contents of Higgins's memo were ultimately shown to be correct.[8]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Gertz, Bill (August 11, 2017). Fired NSC Aide Reveals Political Warfare Operation Targeting Trump. The Washington Free Beacon. Retrieved April 12, 2018.
  2. Thomas, Ginni (July 2, 2016). Former DOD Official Warns America Is On The Wrong Track To Fighting War On Terror [VIDEO]. The Daily Caller. Retrieved April 12, 2018.
  3. Wong, Kristina (August 2, 2017). Report: H.R. McMaster Fired National Security Council Official for Penning Memo on Globalists. Breitbart News. Retrieved April 12, 2018.
  4. Winter, Jana; Groll, Elias (August 10, 2018). Here’s the Memo That Blew Up the NSC. Foreign Policy. Retrieved April 12, 2018.
  5. Wong, Kristina (August 12, 2018). McMaster ‘Detonated’ Over Memo that Warned of Political Warfare Effort Against Trump. Breitbart News. Retrieved April 12, 2018.
  6. Thomas, Ginni (September 23, 2017). Here’s Why NSC Staffer Rich Higgins Says He Was Fired From The Trump Administration [VIDEO]. The Daily Caller. Retrieved April 12, 2018.
  7. Wong, Kristina (August 15, 2018). EXCLUSIVE–Inside General McMaster’s Purge: How National Security Adviser Eliminated Trump Loyalists. Breitbart News. Retrieved April 12, 2018.
  8. Archibald, David (December 27, 2017). Rich Higgins: Not Wacko Now. American Thinker. Retrieved April 12, 2018.