HR McMaster and Gary Cohn Edge Toward Exit Following Hope Hicks Resignation

National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster a three-star Army general is being shoved aside according to reports

Trump told H.R. McMaster during an Oval Office meeting the story is "fake news", and told the Army general he is "doing a great job", National Security Council spokesman Michael Anton said in a statement, recounting the meeting between the president and his advisor.

He was followed by H.R. McMaster, who is said to be walking on thin ice with respect to his disturbed relations with the president.

Stephen Biegun: Vice president for global government affairs at Ford Motors and a former senior staff member to then-national security adviser Condoleezza Rice in the George W. Bush administration.

News confirmed today that the White House is hoping to replaceMcMaster with Ford executive Stephen Biegun, who was on the National Security Council from 2001 to 2003 under former President Bush.

An administration officials says McMaster will likely not return to the military and will instead retire as a three-star general. Bolton has maintained what some have described as a positive personal relationship with President Donald Trump since the election but his hawkish views on issues like North Korea have made him a controversial pick to join the administration.

May sets out her Brexit demands
May said she remained "confident" of reaching a deal with the European Union, while admitting Britain needed to resolve the tension. .

The White House on Thursday faced fresh speculation about the future of National Security Advisor HR McMaster, with officials sending mixed messages about his possible departure. It said the replacement plan was drawn up by Defence Secretary James Mattis and chief of staff John Kelly.

Hicks had said part of her role working for Trump involved occasionally telling white lies, in a comment made as she appeared before the House intelligence committee on Tuesday, The New York Times reported. According to the network, McMaster, who is the second national security adviser to serve President Trump since he took office past year, might be replaced by Ford executive and former Bush national security aide Stephen Biegun.

Aides have discussed for some time an exit strategy for McMaster, who has clashed with Trump on policy matters, including Iran and Afghanistan strategy.

Biegun previously worked as national security advisor to former Senate majority leader Bill Frist and worked in the George.

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