Vice President Mike Pence named Keith Kellogg as his primary national security adviser after the former candidate for the post retired after President Trump resented his role in anti-Trump attack ads.
Kellogg, a retired army lieutenant, is a well-known face in the West Wing, currently Chief of Staff of the National Security Council. He temporarily served as Trump's top security advisor in the early reign after Mike Flynn was dismissed for his lies over contacts with Russians.
"General Kellogg has served his country and President Trump with distinction and I am honored In this expanded role, he added his familiar voice to our team," said Pence.
Pence's original selection, Jon Lerner, retired after Axios had reported that Trump was trying to block the job because he was upset that Lerner had helped build anti-drums ads Lerner serves as Deputy Ambassador of the United Nations, Nikki Haley
The move from Kellogg is the last major change in the National Security Council since the appointment of John Bolton to the organization Homeland Security Adviser Tom Bossert, Top Speaker Michael Anton, Deputy Homeland Securit Their adviser Rob Joyce and Deputy National Security Advisor Ricky Waddell have announced their intention to leave the White House since Bolts predecessor, HR McMaster, Left at the beginning of the month.