Deputy national security adviser K.T. McFarland to leave post: report


Deputy national security adviser K.T. McFarland has been asked to step down in another shakeup within President Trump’s administration, according to a new report.

McFarland will become the U.S. ambassador to Singapore, less than three months after beginning her role at the National Security Council, Bloomberg first reported on Sunday.

McFarland will stay on for just two more weeks.

{mosads}The move follows Trump’s removal of chief White House strategist Stephen Bannon from his role on the National Security Council last week.

McFarland was a national security analyst for Fox News and worked under three Republican administrations before she was tapped for the role as Trump’s deputy national security adviser.

The New York Times reported in February that McFarland was expected to leave her role following the resignation of national security adviser Michael Flynn.

But McFarland told The Hill that she would stay in the Trump administration, at the request of the president.

“I just met with the president and he asked that I stay on. I’m thrilled to do so,” she said in February.


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