WH picks new deputy national security adviser for NSC: report

WH picks new deputy national security adviser for NSC: report
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The White House has reportedly decided on a new deputy national security adviser to replace Dina Powell on the National Security Council (NSC), after she stepped down last week.

National security adviser H.R. McMaster has tapped Nadia Schadlow to take on the top role, Politico reported Sunday, citing multiple White House officials.

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The White House has not officially announced Schadlow's new role. 

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While the title will reportedly match her predecessors, Schadlow will have different duties, according to the report.

Schadlow, who currently serves as a member of the NSC, has worked with McMaster for nearly a decade.

She comes from an academic background, holding a doctorate from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.

Schadlow will be replacing Powell, who was well-connected among key officials both within and outside of the West Wing, White House aides and outside advisers told Politico.

“H.R. will lose on administration intel, and ties to some very key officials,” one outside adviser close to the White House told the news outlet.

Powell reportedly had close relationships with President TrumpDonald TrumpOmar, Muslim Democrats decry Islamophobia amid death threats On The Money — Powell pivots as inflation rises Trump cheers CNN's Cuomo suspension MORE and members of his inner circle, including Ivanka TrumpIvanka TrumpBiden celebrates start of Hanukkah Meadows comes under growing Jan. 6 panel spotlight Tucker Carlson rips Graham over report he told officers to shoot Jan. 6 rioters MORE and Jared KushnerJared Corey KushnerBiden celebrates start of Hanukkah Kushner looking to Middle East for investors in new firm: report Watchdog finds no money has flowed out of agency tasked by Trump admin to fight pandemic MORE, connections that benefited the three-star general. 

Powell reportedly urged for Schadlow to be named as her replacement after she decided months ago to leave her White House role after one year, people familiar with the discussions told Politico.

The Hill has reached out to the White House for comment.