Robert O'Brien is no new name. The US hostage negotiator, lawyer, and diplomat has held top lucrative positions under President Donald Trump's presidency. He was previously the State Department's top hostage negotiator, before being named his new national security adviser in September 2019. He replaced John Bolton, who was ousted for having different opinions with the US president.
Robert O'Brien national security advisor position saw him become the fourth national security adviser during Trump's reign. During his tenure as the US special presidential envoy for hostage affairs in the State Department, he was applauded for a splendid job. For instance, he recently appeared in a Stockholm court on behalf of A$AP Rocky after the famous rapper was detained in Sweden.
- Full name: Robert O'Brien
- Year of birth: June 18, 1966
- Robert O'Brien age: 54 years
- Gender: Male
- Profession: Hostage negotiator, lawyer, diplomat
- Robert O'Brien Twitter: @robertcobrien
Robert O'Brien biography
Robert O'Brien birthday is on June 18. He was born in Los Angeles and studied at Cardinal Newman High School in Santa Rosa, California. He then enrolled at UCLA and graduated in 1988 with a political science degree. He spent one year studying at the University of Free State in South Africa as a Rotary Foundation Scholar.
He also has a law degree from U.C. Berkeley, where he graduated in 1991. In 1990, he clerked for federal judge J.P. Vukasin on the U.S District Court for the Northern District of California. After completing law school, he was hired as an associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates in Los Angeles.
In 1999, he was the managing partner of O'Brien Abeles LLP in Los Angeles. From 2007 to 2016, he was the managing partner at Arent Fox. He is the co-founding partner of Larson O'Brien LLP situated in Los Angeles, together with former federal judge Stephen Larson. The popular trial lawyer from California has previously worked in both the Bush administration and Obama administration.
The successful state officer has had an interesting career. Between 2005 and 2006, he served as the alternate representative to the UN General Assembly. From 2007 to 20111, while at the US State Department, he co-founded a justice reform partnership for Afghanistan, which he worked under Secretaries Condoleezza Rice and Hillary Clinton.
He has also served in the Army Reserve Judge Advocate General's Corps. In 2016, he authored a book titled While America Slept: Restoring the American Leadership to a World of Crisis. The book discusses the threats posed by China and Islamic extremism. It also warns against a hollowed-out military.
Robert O'Brien family
The diplomat and lawyer is a devoted family man. He is married and has three children together with his wife. Robert O'Brien wife is known as Lo-Mari O'Brien.
Is Robert O'Brien corona virus positive?
It was reported about two weeks ago that Robert tested positive for coronavirus. It is alleged that he caught the virus being on vacation, and his daughter had it first. However, the State House said that there is no risk of exposure to Trump or his Vice President Mike Pence. However, on August 9, 2020, the NSC tweeted that Robert had fully recovered from the virus.
Robert O'Brien is indeed a man who wears many hats. From a US hostage negotiator, lawyer, diplomat, and family man, he continues to be of great value to Donald Trump's administration. Despite the recent occurrence of him testing positive for coronavirus, he is still working around the clock as he isolates himself at home.
He has come a long way to be the man he is today. The news anchor has done many projects until the opportunity came calling in May this year after he got a radio hosting position at radio 702.