White House officials reportedly confirmed Wednesday that Nadia Schadlow will resign her position as deputy national security adviser for strategy at the end of April, marking the third high-ranking national security official to announce their departure this week.
Individuals close to the National Security Council have for weeks expected that Schadlow, who was a close adviser to McMaster, would leave her post after Bolton entered the White House, CNN noted. "President Trump thanks him for his patriotic service and wishes him well".
Schadlow was promoted to deputy national security adviser for strategy in January following the departure of Dina Powell, a former NSC official and Goldman Sachs executive, and was a key author of the president's National Security Strategy document, which laid out Trump's national security goals and approach. "The strategy has set a strong foundation going forward for protecting the homeland, promoting American prosperity, preserving peace through strength, and advancing American influence".
According to the report Schadlow spoke with Bolton on Tuesday and submitted her resignation "to allow him to build his own NSC leadership team".
She was tapped in January to take over for Dina Powell, who made a decision to step down a year ago as Deputy National Security Adviser.
"I don't have any other personnel announcements to make at this time", White House press secretary Sarah Sanders told Newsmax after we asked if there were any other changes coming in Bolton's official family.
Michael Anton, who served as a spokesman for the National Security Council, resigned on Sunday.
Bolton has begun reviewing the resumes of top staffers now serving on the National Security Council, a source close to the NSC told CNN.