Biden campaign taps foreign policy vet Nicholas Burns as adviser: report

Nicholas Burns, a former diplomat who served under both Republican and Democratic administrations, will be joining former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenHouse Judiciary Committee formally receives impeachment report Democratic strategist: 'Medicare for All' exposes generational gap within party Yang expands campaign with senior hires for digital operations MORE's 2020 campaign as a formal adviser, CNN reported Sunday

Burns is a vocal critic of President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump says he will 'temporarily hold off' on declaring Mexican drug cartels as terror organization House Judiciary Committee formally receives impeachment report Artist behind gold toilet offered to Trump sells banana duct-taped to a wall for 0,000 MORE who announced earlier this month on Twitter that he would support Biden's candidacy for president. 

CNN reported Burns was hired by Biden foreign policy aide Antony Blinken.

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The Hill has reached out to Biden's campaign for comment. 

The former diplomat served as undersecretary of State, the third-highest-ranking State Department official, under former President George W. Bush. He was also on the National Security Council staff for five years under former Presidents George H.W. Bush and Bill ClintonWilliam (Bill) Jefferson ClintonThe Hill's Morning Report — Pelosi makes it official: Trump will be impeached Impeachment can't wait Turley: Democrats offering passion over proof in Trump impeachment MORE

Burns also spent time as State Department spokesman and ambassador to Greece during the Clinton administration. 

Burns, 63, retired from public service in 2008 and is now a professor at the Harvard Kennedy School.