Amid reports claiming Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster would soon be leaving his post as US National Security Adviser in the White House, a Friday report in CNN said Israeli born tech executive Safra Catz is being considered for the position.

Safra Catz

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Israeli-born co-president of the Oracle tech corporation Safra Catz is reportedly being considered for the post of National Security Adviser in the White House. If selected for the position, she would replace incumbent adviser Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster.

According to a CNN report citing multiple anonymous sources, McMaster is expected to leave US President Donald Trump’s administration in the near future. The sources said McMaster will likely not return to the military and will retire as a three-star general.

The sources told CNN that among those considered for the post apart from Catz were Stephen Biegun, an executive at Ford Motors and former US ambassador to the UN John Bolton. A spokesperson for Ford Motors dismissed the claims. 

National Security Council spokesman Michael Anton dismissed the reports and told CNN: “I was just with President Trump and H.R. McMaster in the Oval Office. President Trump said that the NBC News story is ‘fake news,’ and told McMaster that he is doing a great job.”