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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 BidenHoyer: House will vote on COVID-19 relief bill Friday Pence huddles with senior members of Republican Study Committee Powell pushes back on GOP inflation fears MORE's 2020 campaign as a formal adviser, CNN reported Sunday

Burns is a vocal critic of President TrumpDonald TrumpRomney: 'Pretty sure' Trump would win 2024 GOP nomination if he ran for president Pence huddles with senior members of Republican Study Committee Trump says 'no doubt' Tiger Woods will be back after accident 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 ClintonJudge rejects Biden request for delay in Trump environmental rollback case Considering impeachment's future We need a social media early warning center 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.