A Conduit Between Bush 41 and Obama

Brent Scowcroft has been advising James Jones on setting up the National Security Council.

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By Kenneth T. Walsh, Washington Whispers

He's buddy-buddy with Defense Secretary Robert Gates and is described as "very close" to National Security Adviser James Jones, so it's not surprising that Bush 41's national security adviser, Brent Scowcroft, is emerging as a key conduit between the policymakers of George H. W. Bush's administration and President Obama's. We're told Scowcroft has been advising Jones on organizational matters such as how to set up today's National Security Council. Just as important, he's encouraged Jones to develop as close a relationship with Obama as he can, something Scowcroft accomplished with Bush senior, in order to get his best ideas across to his boss.

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