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White House preparing to replace McMaster as national security adviser

White House preparing to replace McMaster as national security adviser

Secretary of Defense James Mattis' office referred all questions regarding personnel matters to the White House.

National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster speaks during a briefing at the White House in Washington, Tuesday, May 16, 2017. After Mattis met with Biegun at a think tank event he was convinced Biegun would be a good fit for the national security adviser role, the associate said.

Trump has repeatedly clashed with McMaster, a respected three-star general, most recently over McMaster's characterization of Russian meddling in the 2016 election. "Remember the Dirty Dossier, Uranium, Speeches, Emails and the Podesta Company!"

The President has privately expressed irritation with McMaster stemming from differences in "personality and style", a senior Republican source previously told CNN. 'I spoke to him specifically about that answer. "President Trump said that the NBC News story is 'fake news, ' and told McMaster that he is doing a great job", White House spokesman Michael Anton said.

Biegun, who now serves as vice president of worldwide governmental affairs for the Ford Motor Company, served on the National Security Council staff from 2001 to 2003, including as a senior staffer for then-national security adviser Condoleezza Rice.

Flynn was forced out following news that he had lied to Vice President Mike Pence about his contacts with Russia's then-ambassador, Sergey Kislyak.

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Hicks' departure comes as special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation appears to be circling the Oval Office.

News reported that McMaster's departure would happen as soon as next month.

Sanders said White House communications director Hope Hicks is leaving to "maybe take a little bit of a break and have some time for herself".

'Does the president want to lose everyone because of General Jackass?' asked Scaramucci.

'There will be a further evacuation of talent, ' he predicted. If he had any honor he'd resign'.

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