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President Donald Trump has asked retired Vice Admiral Robert Harward to succeed Michael Flynn as his national security adviser, according to two sources familiar with the matter.
The embattled former national security adviser tendered his resignation late Monday after admitting to misleading Vice President Mike Pence and other administration officials on the contents of a call with the Russian ambassador to the U.S. during the transition.
Trump had tapped retired Lt. General Keith Kellogg to replace Flynn in the interim until the administration vetted candidates and named a permanent replacement. Despite his record, Kellogg was seen by many as simply a placeholder.
“The president is currently evaluating a group of very strong candidates that will be considered to fill the national security adviser position permanently and is confident in the ability of General Kellogg, a decorated and distinguished veteran of the United States Army, until that person is ultimately chosen,” White House press secretary Sean Spicer told reporters Tuesday.
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