A Trump national security adviser tapped as Singapore envoy

After leaving her position as deputy national security adviser to Donald Trump, McFarland take on the role of ambassador to Singapore, according to Bloomberg.

Despite being less than three months into Trump's presidency, the NSC has already seen several shakeups, including the removal of Steve Bannon - whom almost everyone agrees should not have been a member of the council in the first place.

K.T. McFarland, the one-time top deputy to ousted national security adviser Michael Flynn, has accepted the U.S. ambassadorship to Singapore and will likely leave the National Security Council in the coming months, a senior administration official has told CNN. The post requires Senate confirmation.

Flynn was ousted in February after it became clear that he misled Vice President Mike Pence about his contacts with Russian officials.

The officials described McFarland's move as a promotion because Singapore is a key USA ally.

FILE - In this Wednesday, March 29, 2017, file photo, Deputy National Security Adviser K.T. McFarland speaks at the Women's Empowerment Panel, at the White House in Washington. The paperwork on her ambassadorial nomination is still being worked out.

Last week, the White House confirmed the removal of Trump's chief strategist, Steve Bannon, from the National Security Council, reversing an earlier, controversial decision to give Bannon access to the group's highest-level meetings.

McFarland, who was brought in under former national security adviser Michael Flynn, was pressured to leave the White House by others contending for Flynn's position, but allowed to stay.

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