Trump’s Newest Russia Adviser Escorted From White House Ahead Of Planned Trip To Davos

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President Donald Trump’s newest Russia adviser was reportedly escorted from the White House grounds Friday after being placed on administrative leave.

Andrew Peek has been serving on the National Security Council (NSC) as the head of European and Russian Affairs — the same post previously occupied by impeachment witnesses Fiona Hill and Tim Morrison — for the last three months. (RELATED: Fiona Hill Says Longtime Clinton Crony Showed Her Steele Dossier Before It Was Published)

According to a report from Axios, Peek’s exit was “pending a security-related investigation.”

Peek was expected to travel with the president to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. (RELATED: Here’s What Trump Aide Madeleine Westerhout Said To Get Herself Canned)

Prior to taking his post at the NSC, Peek worked as a deputy assistant secretary at the State Department. He also “previously served as a strategic adviser to now-retired Marine Gen. John Allen when Allen was commander of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan,” Axios reported.

Peek’s departure leaves the NSC post vacant for the third time in less than a year.