McFarland reportedly offered Singapore ambassador post


K.T. McFarland, who was tapped in November to serve as President Trump’s deputy national security adviser, has been offered the job of U.S. ambassador to Singapore, CNN reported on Saturday.

McFarland is also in the running for a position at the State Department, according to the report, which said it was unclear if Secretary of State Rex Tillerson had made her a concrete offer.


McFarland was chosen to serve as the number two on the National Security Council when retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn was set to be President Trump’s top adviser on national security.

After Flynn resigned following reports that he misled Vice President Pence about his discussion of sanctions on Russia with the Russian ambassador to the U.S., McFarland’s future on the council was called into question.

Despite reports that she would leave her post in the wake of Flynn’s departure, McFarland told The Hill in February that she would stay on. Trump eventually tapped Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster to replace Flynn.

The ambassador role was reportedly offered to McFarland “weeks ago,” but she has yet to accept. One source close to McFarland told CNN that she could also opt to remain at the National Security Council.

McFarland and a National Security Council spokesperson declined to comment to CNN for the report.

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