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KT McFarland Is Stepping Down As Deputy National Security Adviser

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KT McFarland Is Stepping Down As Deputy National Security Adviser
The former Fox News commentator is expected to be nominated as an ambassador to Singapore instead.
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Deputy national security adviser K.T. McFarland is reportedly leaving her position at the National Security Council.

According to a report from Bloomberg, the former Fox News commentator is expected to be nominated as an ambassador to Singapore instead.

McFarland's departure comes less than three months after she was appointed to the post by previous national security adviser Michael Flynn.

After Flynn resigned back in February, several reports claimed McFarland would leave her role at the NSC, too.

But she told The Hill that President Trump asked her to stay on, and she was "thrilled to do so."

Just last week, a reorganization of the NSC booted chief White House strategist Steve Bannon from his position. 

The shakeup also decreased homeland security adviser Tom Bossert's power within the council.

McFarland will reportedly remain at her post until President Trump formally submits her as a nominee for the ambassadorship.