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Politics Deputy national security adviser to leave White House amid Bolton reshuffle

18:51  12 april  2018
18:51  12 april  2018 Source:   thehill.com

The Latest: McMaster gets a parting ovation from WH staff

  The Latest: McMaster gets a parting ovation from WH staff Outgoing national security adviser H.R. McMaster is being "clapped-out" of the West Wing on his final day on the job by hundreds of cheering White House and National Security Council staffers arrayed on West Executive Avenue. Press secretary Sarah Sanders says McMaster and his family were greeted by President Donald Trump, who thanked him for his year-long service in the post. A three-star general, McMaster is set to retire from the Army later this year. Sanders says McMaster also held his final transition meeting Friday with his replacement, former U.S. ambassador to the UN John Bolton. Bolton starts in the job on Monday.___3 p.m.The White House is praising Lt.

Ricky Waddell, the No. 2 official on the National Security Council (NSC), plans to leave his post as new national security adviser John Bolton seeks to form his own team. "Dr. Rick Waddell plans to step down from his position at the White House ," said White House spokesperson Lindsay Walters.

It said the Army Reserve general was hired last May by Bolton ’s predecessor, H.R. McMaster, to run operations at the NSC. He took over from K.T Waddell is the fourth top national security aide to leave or be ousted since new National Security Adviser John Bolton started in his role on Monday.

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Ricky Waddell, the No. 2 official at the National Security Council (NSC), plans to leave his post as new national security adviser John Bolton seeks to form his own team.

"Rick will be leaving and his departure date has yet to be confirmed," a White House official confirmed to The Hill.

Waddell is the fourth top national security aide to leave or be ousted since Bolton started in his new role on Monday.

The Army Reserve general was hired last May by Bolton's predecessor, H.R. McMaster, to run operations at the NSC. He took over for K.T. McFarland, the deputy to Trump's first national security adviser Michael Flynn.

Trump national security spokesman Michael Anton to leave White House

  Trump national security spokesman Michael Anton to leave White House National Security Council spokesman Michael Anton is leaving the Trump administration, the White House confirmed Sunday night. Anton's departure comes the day before incoming national security adviser John Bolton starts his new job. Outgoing national security adviser H.R. McMaster marked his final day of service in the post on Friday.Anton told Politico that he plans to join Hillsdale College's Kirby Center as a writer and lecturer."I will be forever grateful to President Trump for the opportunity to serve my country and implement his agenda," Anton said.

Andrew Harnik/AP. White House deputy national security adviser Dina Powell will resign from her position early next year, the first of what could be She is Egyptian-American and fluent in Arabic. She initially came into the White House as an adviser to Ivanka Trump, serving as senior counselor for

Former national security adviser H.R. McMaster's No. 2 is exiting the White House , a spokesperson confirmed Thursday, marking the fourth senior staffer to unveil plans to leave the National Security Council as John Bolton takes over. White House deputy press secretary Lindsay Walters told

Waddell's departure is the latest sign Bolton is seeking to clean house at the NSC and bring in his own people.

It comes one day after deputy national security adviser Nadia Schadlow, who authored Trump's national security strategy, submitted her resignation.

Homeland security adviser Tom Bossert and NSC spokesman Michael Anton are the othertwo officials who are leaving the White House due to Bolton.

More changes are expected in the coming days and weeks.

Axios first reported Waddell's departure.

U.S. tells Russia to address election concerns, chemical weapons .
White House national security adviser John Bolton told Russia's ambassador on Thursday that better relations between the two countries required addressing U.S. concerns on election meddling, a chemical attack in Britain, and the situations in Ukraine and Syria, the White House said. It was the first meeting between Bolton, who started at the White House this month, and Russian Ambassador to the United States Anatoly Antonov, the administration said in a statement.Bolton told Antonov it was in the interest of both countries to have better relations, but Russia must address allegations that Moscow interfered in the 2016 U.S.

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