The National Security Council said Deputy National Security Adviser Victoria Coates is being reassigned as a senior adviser to Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette, Axios is reporting.
Her reassignment had been expected.
Axios noted she had battled claims that she is “Anonymous,” the author of a New York Times column and a book critical of President Donald Trump.
Coates has vehemently denied the claims, Axios said.
And a senior White House official said: “The White House leadership rejects rumors that have circulated recently and does not put any stock in the suggestion that Victoria Coates is the author of 'A Warning' or the related op-ed in The New York Times."
National Security Adviser Robert O'Brien added: "While I’m sad to lose an important member of our team, Victoria will be a big asset to Secretary Brouillette as he executes the president’s energy security policy priorities. She has served the president loyally since the earliest days of the administration and has played a valued role in the president’s Middle East policy."
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