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03:58US National Security Adviser Allegedly Planning to Resign

03:58US National Security Adviser Allegedly Planning to Resign

The White House press secretary says President Donald Trump's national security adviser, H.R. McMaster, isn't leaving his job.

National security adviser H.R. McMaster is rumored to be leaving the White House, possible as early as next month.


"We frequently face rumor and innuendo about senior administration officials.

There are no personnel announcements at this time", deputy White House press secretary Raj Shah told ABC News today when asked about new media reports of McMaster's coming departure.

"I was just with President Trump and HR McMaster in the Oval Office".

Trump rebuked McMaster last month after the national security adviser said the evidence that Russian Federation meddled in the 2016 presidential election was "incontrovertible".

In McMaster's 1997 book "Dereliction of Duty", he criticized military officers for failing to challenge President Lyndon B. Johnson and then-Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara over their handling of the Vietnam War. Senior positions in the White House now remain vacant as aides scramble from one PR nightmare to the next, watching their brethren's firings and resignations in breakneck succession.

Last week, CNN reported that the Pentagon was looking at moving McMaster back into the military, a move that could net him a fourth star. One post under consideration, sources say, is head of the U.S. Army's training and doctrine command headquartered in Virginia. The president has also begun considering candidates to succeed McMaster as national security adviser, a post which does not require Senate confirmation, the sources told ABC News.

Oracle CEO Safra Catz, former United Nations ambassador John Bolton and Ford Motors vice president of worldwide government affairs Stephen Biegun. We have a lot of positive things happening within this country, and that's happening under the direction and the leadership of President Trump, and we're going to continue to big and great things over the next year under his leadership. Having lost the debate over tariffs, the director is reportedly frustrated with the current state of the White House and may resign in protest.