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Robert O'Brien
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28th United States National Security Advisor
In office
September 18, 2019 – January 20, 2021
President Donald Trump
Preceded by John R. Bolton
Succeeded by Jake Sullivan
Special Presidential Envoy for Hostage Affairs
In office
May 25, 2018 – October 3, 2019
President Donald Trump
Preceded by Position established
Succeeded by Hugh Dugan
Personal details
Born June 18, 1966 (1966-06-18) (age 54)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Political party Republican
Education University of California, Los
Angeles
(BA)
University of California,
Berkeley
(JD)

Robert Charles O'Brien (born June 18, 1966) is an American lawyer and politician. He has worked privately and with the United States government. He was the 28th United States National Security Advisor from September 18, 2019 to January 20, 2021. He also is an ambassador with the U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Hostage Affairs. He is a partner at Larson O'Brien LLP, a Los Angeles-based boutique law firm.

In November 2020, O'Brien was seen as a possible candidate for president in the 2024 election.

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