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KT McFarland, President Donald Trump’s deputy national security adviser, has been asked to resign after just three months.

A former Fox News analyst, KT McFarland, has been offered the role of ambassador to Singapore instead, Bloomberg and Reuters report.

The move comes days after President Trump removed his senior strategist Steve Bannon from the National Security Council (NSC).

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The NSC advises the president on national security and foreign affairs.

Steve Bannon’s appointment in January raised fears that the circle of top advisers was being politicized.

Analysts say the latest moves show President Trump’s new national security adviser, Lt. Gen. HR McMaster, reshaping the NSC team appointed by his predecessor.

The previous national security adviser, Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, was fired after just three weeks and three days in the job after it emerged he had misled the vice-president over his conversations with Russia’s ambassador to the US.