Dina Powell, deputy national security adviser to President Donald Trump, intends to leave the White House as she plans to return to her home in New York early next year, The Washington Post reported Friday.
Senior administration officials told the publication Powell and Trump have tackled the former’s resignation and started to come up with a plan on how Powell can continue to advise the president on the Middle East policy.
Powell’s “sage advice helped provide options to the president, and her strong relationships across the U.S. government and internationally helped drive execution of the president’s decisions,” H.R. McMaster, national security adviser, said in an email.
She worked with McMaster and Nadia Schadlow, one of the National Security Council staff, to develop the Trump administration’s national security strategy that is set to be announced this month.
Powell previously served as assistant secretary for educational and cultural affairs under Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and director of presidential personnel during the administration of former President George W. Bush.
She is a former executive at investment bank Goldman Sachs and a former staffer during the term of House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Georgia).