HR McMaster may leave White House if Pentagon offers promotion amid tensions

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H.R. McMaster, US President Donald Trump's national security adviser, has reportedly fallen out of favor at the White House following comments he made about alleged Russian meddling in the US election, and could lose his job.

Trump said he decided on a ban "after consultation with my Generals and military experts", citing the "tremendous medical costs and disruption" he believed that retaining transgender individuals would involve.

Rumors of bad blood between Trump and McMaster have plagued the national security adviser's tenure from the beginning, when he took over from Mike Flynn-the president's first pick for the job, whom he reportedly regrets having fired.

She said that Mattis "will provide his recommendations to the president this week and the president will announce his decision" on how to proceed.

Trump's first NSA, Michael Flynn, resigned previous year after holding the post for just a month amid controversy over his contact with Russian officials over their alleged meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential elections. The task of easing McMaster out of his role as national security adviser presents a unique challenge for the White House.

"As you can see with the Federal Bureau of Investigation indictment, the evidence is now really incontrovertible and available in the public domain", McMaster said.

"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", Mr. Trump tweeted last week.

Even after Bannon was ejected from the White House, McMaster has struggled to find his footing.

"General McMaster is serving the president of the United States". "I spoke to him specifically about that answer". "He is safe until he's not", the senior Republican with knowledge of the White House added.

The two have never gotten along, and Trump continues to chafe at McMaster's demeanor when he briefs him, feeling that he is gruff and condescending, according to a source who is familiar with his thinking.

Still, McMaster could have a tough time back in uniform full time.

A Defense Department official said McMaster is aware of the political sensitivities involved in a possible transition.

McMaster would also have the option to retire from active duty if he chooses.



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