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White House fights report of McMaster ouster as whisper campaign escalates

03 March 2018, 05:05 | Katrina Lee

NBC: White House Preps for HR McMaster's Departure

President Donald Trump shakes hands with National Security Adviser Army Lt. Gen. H.R. Mc Master at his Mar-a Lago estate in Palm Beach Florida

The White House is preparing to replace H.R. McMaster as the national security adviser as early as next month, NBC News is reporting.

An administration officials says McMaster will likely not return to the military and will instead retire as a three-star general. Both the White House official and the former military official requested anonymity to discuss the matter.

President Donald Trump strongly denied reports Thursday suggesting his national security advisor is on the way out.

Biegun was on the National Security Council staff during the George W. Bush administration and served as a senior aide to then-National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice - who recently introduced him to Mattis.

McMaster was not part of Trump's campaign, having joined the White House to replace Michael Flynn, who came under fire and stepped down after admitting that he lied to the Federal Bureau of Investigation regarding conversations he held with then Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak concerning United States sanctions on Russia and other matters during the transition period following the elections.

Trump criticized McMaster on Twitter two weeks ago for telling an worldwide audience at the Munich Security Conference that evidence of Russian Federation interfering in the election was "incontrovertible".

Mueller ups pressure on Trump campaign aides with new charge
The charges stem from alleged conduct that does not relate to work that Manafort and Gates performed for the Trump campaign. Federal Savings has been "fully cooperating" with the special counsel and will continue to do so, the spokeswoman said.

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". On the same day, Trump tweeted that McMaster had forgotten to mention that the election results were not changed by the Russians efforts.

The task of transitioning McMaster out of his National Security Advisor position presents a unique challenge for the White House.

McMaster came to the White House a year ago to replace Michael Flynn.

National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster last month.

The White House released a statement calling Thursday's report "fake news".

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