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Pence Names Keith Kellogg as Top National Security Adviser

Keith Kellogg, left, is seen at the White House on Feb. 15, 2017.

Keith Kellogg, left, is seen at the White House on Feb. 15, 2017.

Photographer: Mandel  Ngan/AFP via Getty Images

Vice President Mike Pence named Keith Kellogg as his top national security aide, after the previous candidate for the post withdrew amid reports that President Donald Trump was angered over his role in anti-Trump attack ads.

Kellogg, a retired Army lieutenant general, is a familiar face in the West Wing, currently serving as chief of staff to the National Security Council. He served temporarily as Trump’s top national security aide early in the administration, after Mike Flynn was fired for lying about contacts he had with Russians.