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 BidenFormer Pence aide: White House staffers discussed Trump refusing to leave office Progressive group buys domain name of Trump's No. 1 Supreme Court pick Bloomberg rolls out M ad buy to boost Biden in Florida MORE's 2020 campaign as a formal adviser, CNN reported Sunday

Burns is a vocal critic of President TrumpDonald John TrumpFederal prosecutor speaks out, says Barr 'has brought shame' on Justice Dept. Former Pence aide: White House staffers discussed Trump refusing to leave office Progressive group buys domain name of Trump's No. 1 Supreme Court pick 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 ClintonHarris: Ginsburg 'absolutely' cleared the path for me Anxious Democrats amp up pressure for vote on COVID-19 aid Barr's Russia investigator has put some focus on Clinton Foundation: report 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.