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White House Denies McMaster Is Next to Be Ousted

  • Reports come after departures of high-profile officials
  • Sanders says McMaster, Trump have ‘good working relationship’
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Bloomberg’s Jodi Schneider discusses a report that Trump plans to remove H R McMaster as National Security Adviser.(Source: Bloomberg)
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President Donald Trump is not about to oust his national security adviser, H.R. McMaster, according to White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, even as speculation intensified that McMaster’s departure had already been decided.

Sanders tweeted on McMaster’s status late Thursday night following a Washington Post report that Trump had decided to replace the Army lieutenant general, who has led the National Security Council for more than a year. The Wall Street Journal later reported that Trump wants to remove McMaster and has conveyed his wishes to White House chief of staff John Kelly.