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Deputy nat'l security adviser to leave WH

WASHINGTON, Nov 15 (KUNA) -- The White House announced late Wednesday that the deputy national security adviser Mira Ricardel is leaving her post and will "transition to a new role within the Administration." This announcement comes after the office of First Lady Melania Trump said in a statement on Tuesday that Ricardel "no longer deserves the honor of serving in this White House." White House Spokesperson Sarah Sanders said in a statement that Ricardel "will continue to support the President as she departs the White House to transition to a new role within the Administration.
"The President is grateful for Ms. Ricardel's continued service to the American people and her steadfast pursuit of his national security priorities," the statement added.
According to reports, President Trump is also seeking a further change in his administration that will probably include the firing of Chief of Staff John Kelly and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen. (end) si.hb