Former US National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster (C) attends a meeting at the White House in March.

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McMaster's final day at the White House

April 06, 2018 - 4:34 pm

Today was H.R. McMaster's last day as White House National Security Advisor and first day as a retired 3-star general.

He received a standing ovation from White House staffers as he said goodbye to them before he left.

McMaster was brought on as the National Security Advisor after his precessor, retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, was fired Feb. 13, 2017. Flynn later plead guilty to lying to the FBI about conversations with Russia's Ambassador. 

It is still unknown what McMaster will do now with his time. Maybe write another book about the White House to follow his successful book, Dereliction of Duty?

Succeeding McMaster is John Bolton, who was formerly the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations from 2005-2006. When it comes to foreign policy, Bolton is seen as hawkish, including recent statements about strikes on North Korea and Iran.

Bolton is expected to start his job Monday.