McMaster drew Trump’s ire last month by saying the evidence which Russia meddled within the 2016 U.S. election is usually “incontrovertible,” following more than a dozen indictments through special counsel Robert Mueller’s office. Trump lashed out at McMaster in a late-night Twitter post last month.
“General McMaster forgot to say which the results of the 2016 election were not impacted or changed by the Russians as well as which the only Collusion was between Russia as well as Crooked H, the DNC as well as the Dems. Remember the Dirty Dossier, Uranium, Speeches, Emails as well as the Podesta Company!” Trump wrote.
According to the Post, Trump has complained which McMaster’s briefings were too lengthy as well as seemed irrelevant. The newspaper said possible candidates to fill the post include former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton as well as National Security Council Chief of Staff Keith Kellogg.
The president’s first national security advisor, Michael Flynn, got forced out in February 2017 after misleading White House officials about his contacts with the Russian ambassador to the U.S. He later pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about those meetings.
Correction: which article has been updated to accurately reflect when President Donald Trump criticized White House national security advisor H.R. McMaster in a late-night Twitter post.