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McFarland Steps Down from National Security Council

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KT McFarland was former National Security Council (NSC) Chief Mike Flynn’s first choice to be the deputy national security advisor. She was tapped from her job as an analyst for FOX News to work at the NSC. Now, three months later, Flynn is gone and so is McFarland.

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McMaster makes an impression on the NSC.

The decision to remove McFarland comes after Mike Flynn was asked to resign and his post was handed to General H.R. McMaster. One of McMaster’s demands was that he be able to pick his own staff and deputy. His influence began to be seen last week when presidential advisor Steve Bannon was removed from his permanent post on the NSC. For its part, the White House said this move had nothing to do with McMaster but was a function of the role Bannon was set to play on the NSC. Sean Spicer, the White House press secretary, asserted that Bannon had been placed on the council to serve as a check on Mike Flynn. He said that now that Flynn was off the NSC, Bannon’s role there was over.

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McFarland did little to ingratiate herself to NSC staff. She reportedly told people that they had to distill anything they told her to under 60 seconds, a policy that mirrored her experience in television. Many people questioned the logic of having a FOX News analyst on the very important NSC as her experience did not seem to line up with her new position.

The move seems to be part of a overall effort to remove any lasting remnants of Flynn’s tenure at the NSC. He was fired for not being honest with Vice President Mike Pence about his connections to and meetings with Russian officials.

McFarland does not look to be headed completely out of the Trump administration. Sources close to her and the administration have reported that she will be tapped next to be the next United States ambassador to Singapore.

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