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Trump administration denies reports of Gen. McMaster's dismissal

FILE - In this Feb. 20, 2017 file photo, Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster listens as President Donald Trump makes the announcement at Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla.,that McMaster will be the new national security adviser. McMaster’s “Dereliction of Duty,” first published in 1997, was No. 1 on Amazon.com as of Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017. The book’s popularity soared after McMaster was chosen Monday by President Donald Trump to replace Michael Flynn, who departed amid questions about contacts he had with the Russian ambassador. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

WASHINGTON (Sinclair Broadcast Group) -- White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders has denied President Trump will be dismissing Gen. H.R. McMaster from his position in the White House.

"Just spoke to @POTUS and Gen. H.R. McMaster - contrary to reports they have a good working relationship and there are no changes at the NSC," Sanders wrote in a tweet posted late Thursday night.

The Washington Post originally reported that Trump decided to remove the General and was actively looking for a replacement.

Rumors about McMaster's departure have been in the headlines since February. The Post reports McMaster's dismissal has been delayed because Trump wants to find a soft landing spot for McMaster after he departs.

The Trump administration wants McMaster to be an example of someone who can still serve without suffering a blow to their reputation.

This news comes after Trump fired secretary of state Rex Tillerson as well as Gary Cohn and Hope Hicks' respective resignations.

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