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White House Rebuffs Reports, Says McMaster 'Isn't Going Anywhere'

White House Rebuffs Reports, Says McMaster 'Isn't Going Anywhere'
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Friday, 02 March 2018 09:23 AM

The White House press secretary says President Donald Trump's national security adviser, H.R. McMaster, isn't leaving his job.

Sarah Huckabee Sanders told Fox News' "Fox & Friends" that "Gen. McMaster isn't going anywhere," despite reports that he's joining the throng of advisers departing the administration.

The president, she said Friday, thinks McMaster is doing a "great job."

Sanders' comments came a day after the White House pushed back against an MSNBC report that Trump is planning to imminently replace National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster.

National Security Council spokesman Michael Anton said Trump called the report "fake news" in a meeting with McMaster on Thursday and informed McMaster "that he is doing a great job."

The Thursday report suggested that McMaster will soon be replaced by Ford executive Stephen Biegun, who served in the George W. Bush administration. It said the replacement plan was drawn up by Defense Secretary James Mattis and chief of staff John Kelly.

"We frequently face rumor and innuendo about senior administration officials," principal deputy press secretary Raj Shah said. "There are no personnel announcements at this time."

Trump has repeatedly clashed with McMaster, a respected three-star general. The most recent incident was over McMaster's characterization of Russian meddling in the 2016 election. Trump took to Twitter to push back on McMaster's remarks at the Munich Security Summit last month.

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The White House press secretary says President Donald Trump's national security adviser, H.R. McMaster, isn't leaving his job. Sarah Huckabee Sanders told Fox News' "Fox & Friends" that "Gen. McMaster isn't going anywhere," despite reports that he's joining the throng of...
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