Orthodox magazine quotes Gorka saying ‘he’s not being asked to step down’

White House counterterrorism adviser Sebastian Gorka tells a reporter for an ultra-Orthodox magazine that he met with President Donald Trump and “got assurances he’s not being asked to step down.”

The quote comes from a tweet, since deleted, by the publication Ami, whose reporter Jake Turx spoke Tuesday with Gorka on the White House driveway, the day after the meeting.

Although the Ami tweet has been taken down, CNBC reporter Eamon Jevers tweeted about the interview.

Reports have suggested that Gorka is leaving his post on the National Security Council to work elsewhere in the administration. Democratic lawmakers have urged his removal after the Forward reported that Gorka may have ties to far-right movements in Hungary.

On Monday, the White House said there is “no personnel announcement at this time” concerning Gorka.

— JTA

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