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Trump Will Interview Four Candidates for National Security Adviser

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U.S. President Donald Trump is set to interview four candidates for National Security Adviser on Sunday. He is expected to make the final decision in the coming days.

According to White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer, the four candidates that the President will interview include acting adviser Keith Kellogg, former ambassador to the U.N. John Bolton,  Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster and Lieutenant General Robert Caslen.

Mr. Trump told reporters on Air Force One that he would be making the decision over the next couple of days.

The President had been searching for someone to fill the National Security Adviser position after Michael Flynn resigned.

The former-National Security Adviser resigned on Monday following allegations that he spoke to the Russian ambassador last year about potentially easing sanctions on the country. Although the conversation would have taken place before Mr. Trump actually entered office, it is illegal for private citizens to partake in diplomatic talks. It has also been reported that the White House was warned by the Department of Justice about Flynn’s relationship to Russia.

According to Reuters, “Spicer said Trump’s finalists include Kellogg, Bolton, Caslen, who is the superintendent of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, and McMaster, who holds a senior post with the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command.”

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