Trump Deputy National Security Adviser Nadia Schadlow Announces Resignation

Schadlow, considered close to outgoing H.R. McMaster, will be the third senior official working on national security issues to resign since Sunday

FILE PHOTO: Former National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster walks out of the West Wing of the White House in Washington on April 6, 2018.
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WASHINGTON - U.S. President Donald Trump's Deputy National Security Adviser Nadia Schadlow announced Wednesday she will be leaving the administration by the end of April, joining a wave of resignations from the administration. She will be the third senior official working on national security issues to resign since Sunday.

Schadlow was considered close to Trump's outgoing National Security Adviser, General H.R. McMaster, and played a key role in his effort to produce a national security strategy document for the administration. She served as McMaster's deputy since early 2018, after replacing Dina Powell.

Earlier this week, the spokesperson for the National Security Council, Michael Anton, also announced his resignation from the White House. Anton was originally appointed by Trump's first National Security Adviser, Michael Flynn, who himself had to resign from the White House last winter because of his involvement in the investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 elections. 

In addition, Trump's Homeland Security Adviser, Tom Bossert, resigned on Tuesday. According to news reports, he offered his resignation after being requested to do so by Trump's new National Security Adviser, John Bolton, whose first day on the job was Monday. Bolton's appointment is expected to lead to more shakeups and resignations in the White House in the coming weeks.