White House announces exit of 3rd top national security aide

White House announces exit of 3rd top national security aide

She will be the third senior official working on national security issues to resign since Sunday.

An administration official said John Bolton, the newly appointed national security adviser, reportedly requested Bossert's departure as the former works to form his own team.

Individuals close to the National Security Council have for weeks expected that Schadlow, who was a close adviser to McMaster, would leave her post after Bolton entered the White House, CNN noted.

The latest to go is Nadia Schadlow, the United States deputy national security adviser for strategy. "President Trump thanks him for his patriotic service and wishes him well".

"Bolton is in a position right now of figuring out, 'how do I stop the leaks if I'm using the same people?' It's not that he wants to clean house", but does need to bring in his own people, a former USA official who worked closely with Bolton told The Daily Caller.

"The strategy has set a strong foundation going forward for protecting the homeland, promoting American prosperity, preserving peace through strength and advancing American influence", said Shah. She served as McMaster's deputy since early 2018, after replacing Dina Powell.

She was tapped in January to take over for Dina Powell, who decided previous year to step down as deputy national security adviser for strategy.

Her resignation is likely to evoke some concern in foreign policy circles in Washington, where Schadlow has been viewed as one of the rare, reliable steady hands guiding foreign policy in the Trump White House.

Sarah Sanders, a spokeswoman for the White House, confirmed Bossert's resignation in a statement saying Trump is "grateful for Tom's commitment" to the country's security and safety. The NSC's human resources department has reportedly asked high-level staffers to submit their resumes if they're not already in the system.

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