Kelly Is Said to Explore Moving McMaster Back to Military Role

Report: HR McMaster to Be Fired – at Kelly and Mattis's Behest

The White House is preparing to replace H.R. McMaster as national security adviser as early as next month, NBC News reported Thursday.

The move was orchestrated by Defense Secretary James Mattis and White House Chief of John Kelly. As per the administration official, Mc Master is expected to quit his job by the end of March and shall not return to the military and retire as a three-star general.

The White House has been rattled by two weeks of muddled messages, departures and spitting matches between the president and his own top officials.

Despite the denials, White House sources tell Fox News that there are many people in the West Wing - including Trump himself - who would rather see McMaster removed from his position.

The White House had no immediate reaction and said it had no personnel announcements. There have been months of strained relations between President Donald Trump and McMaster. In particular, some believed McMaster's remarks during a security conference in Germany that there was "incontrovertible" proof that Russian Federation had meddled in the elections in favour of Trump had riled the White House.

The MSNBC report suggests McMaster will soon be replaced by Ford executive Stephen Biegun, who served in the George W. Bush administration.

"General McMaster forgot to say that the results of the 2016 election were not impacted or changed by the Russians and that the only Collusion was between Russia and Crooked H, the DNC and the Dems", Trump later wrote on Twitter. Flynn has since pleaded guilty as part of a deal for leniency in exchange for cooperating with special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election.

Mr. Trump is on board with the so-called Cornyn-Murphy plan that aims to improve the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, also known as the "Fix NICS" bill. However, with at least 10 top administration officials having already changed positions or been completely removed from Trump's team over the a year ago, this would not be something new for the White House to work through.

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