Kathleen Troia ''K.T.'' McFarland arrives at Trump Tower in New York, U.S., January 3, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Segar
Bloomberg: McFarland to Exit White House as McMaster Consolidates Power
* Former Fox News commentator will become envoy to Singapore
* Trump’s second national security advisor making his mark
K. T. McFarland has been asked to step down as deputy National Security Advisor to President Donald Trump after less than three months and will become U.S. ambassador to Singapore, according to a person familiar with White House personnel moves.
The departure of the 65-year-old former Fox News commentator comes as Trump’s second National Security Advisor, Lt General H.R. McMaster, puts his own stamp on the National Security Council after taking over in February following the firing of Michael Flynn.
It follows a reorganization of the NSC in the past week to remove Stephen Bannon, Trump’s chief strategist and senior counselor, from the principals committee.
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WNU Editor: Having 3 top national security officials removed within 3 months (Michael Flynn, K.T. McFarland, and the removal from the NSC last week of Steve Bannon) .... meets my definition that this is a purge.
More News On The Ousting Of Deputy National Security Adviser K.T. McFarland
Trump national security adviser KT McFarland 'to step down' -- BBC
Deputy national security adviser K.T. McFarland ousted: report -- The Hill
Trump national security aide McFarland may become envoy to Singapore: official -- Reuters
Third Trump ally KT McFarland removed from National Security Council -- The Independent
K.T. McFarland to leave White House amid NSC shakeup -- USA Today