Deputy National Security Advisor KT McFarland Stepping Down, Set to Become Ambassador to Singapore
Deputy National Security Advisor KT McFarland is stepping down from her post and is reportedly going to become the next U.S. ambassador to Singapore.
Multiple news outlets are reporting on this new administration shakeup:
NEW: KT McFarland will be Trump deputy national security adviser for only 2 more weeks. Asked to step down, I'm told https://t.co/EupQA0eUCu
— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) April 9, 2017
Via @JenniferJJacobs KT McFarland out at @POTUS NSC. Confirmed. KT new ambassador to Singapore. #Trump wanted new post for KT to soften blow
— Major Garrett (@MajorCBS) April 9, 2017
National Security Adviser HR McMaster influence grows, with KT McFarland going from chief deputy NSA to nominee for ambassador to Singapore.
— Jeff Zeleny (@jeffzeleny) April 9, 2017
NEW: Dep. National Security Advisor KT McFarland expected to leave her position, accept Singapore ambassadorship, admin official tells @ABC.
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) April 9, 2017
McFarland, a former Fox News national security analyst, was picked by the Trump transition team for the job in late November.
The Washington Post reports that an administration official characterized the move as a “promotion.”
After Trump picked H.R. McMaster to replace Michael Flynn as National Security Advisor, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said, “He’s got full authority to structure the national security team the way he wants.”
This was in response to a question about whether McMaster wanted Steve Bannon off the National Security Council’s principals committee. And, as you probably have heard, that’s exactly what happened just a few days ago.
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