K. T. McFarland re-appointed as White House Deputy National Security Adviser

Feb. 16, 2017: White House Deputy National Security Adviser K. T. McFarland has been appointed to remain in her position by President trump. Michael Flynn resigned as the White House National Security Adviser on Monday night, Feb. 13, 2017. McFarland said in a Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 14, 2017, statement that she has been asked to remain a part of the administration. "I just met with the president and he asked that I stay on. I'm thrilled to do so," she said. Flynn resigned Monday evening, Feb. 13, amid reports that he misled Trump transition and administration officials, including Vice President Pence, about the subject of a December, 2016, conversation he had with the Russian Ambassador to the U.S. before Trump was sworn in. Flynn initially denied reports that he spoke with the Ambassador about new sanctions levied by former President Obama's outgoing administration. But on Feb. 13, amid mounting reports contesting that characterization, Flynn admitted that he "inadvertently briefed the Vice President Elect and others with incomplete information." McFarland remains the number-two official at the National Security Council, which advises the President on security issues. McFarland previously worked as a Fox News analyst and she worked at the U.S. Department of Defense during the Reagan administration.


Attribution: The Hill



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