Gen. H.R. McMaster confirms his resignation as the National Security Advisor.
According to the White House Official, President Trump and General H.R. McMaster mutually agreed that General McMaster will resign as the National Security Advisor. McMaster will retire from the U.S. Army after 34 years of distinguished service.
According to the same White House Official, “the timeline was expedited as they both felt it was important to have the new team in place, instead of constant speculation. This was not related to any one moment or incident, rather it was the result of ongoing conversations between the two.”
Offical Statement from Gen. McMaster
General McMaster has made an official statement about his departure that makes the latest major shake-up in the White House. “After thirty-four years of service to our nation, I am requesting retirement from the U.S. Army effective this summer after which I will leave public service. Throughout my career, it has been my greatest privilege to serve alongside extraordinary servicemembers and dedicated civilians.
I am thankful to President Donald J. Trump for the opportunity to serve him and our nation as the national security advisor. I am grateful for the friendship and support of the members of the National Security Council who worked together to provide the President with the best options to protect and advance our national interests.
I am especially proud to have served alongside the men and women of the National Security Council Staff who established a strong foundation for protecting the American people, promoting American prosperity, achieving peace through strength, and advancing American influence. I know that these patriots will continue to serve our President and our nation with distinction.”
The President has asked Gen. McMaster to stay on until mid-April to ensure a smooth transition and Gen. McMaster has agreed. Upon the departure of Gen. McMaster, FOX contributor and a former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton will take over as President Trump’s National Security Advisor.”