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 BidenAre Democrats turning Trump-like? Volatile presidential polls spark new round of anxieties British Bookmaker: Warren has replaced Biden as Democratic primary favorite MORE's 2020 campaign as a formal adviser, CNN reported Sunday

Burns is a vocal critic of President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump watching 'very closely' as Portland braces for dueling protests WaPo calls Trump admin 'another threat' to endangered species Are Democrats turning Trump-like? 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 magic of majority rule in elections The return of Ken Starr Assault weapons ban picks up steam in Congress 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.