Trump's Newest Russia Adviser, Andrew Peek, Leaves Post: Report

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Andrew Peek, the head of European and Russian affairs at the US National Security Council, has left his post three months after he started, people familiar with the situation told Bloomberg Saturday evening.

Trump's Newest Russia Adviser, Andrew Peek, Leaves Post: Report

Sources told the publication that Peek was escorted from the White House Friday.

Earlier on Saturday, Axios reported that he had been placed on administrative leave pending a security-related investigation.

Peek joined the NSC in November, coming over from the State Department where he was a deputy assistant secretary.

An NSC spokesman told The Hill: "We do not discuss personnel matters."

Peek also declined Bloomberg's and Axios' request for comment.

Peek was reportedly expected to accompany US President Donald Trump to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland next week.

Peek's two predecessors, Tim Morrison and Fiona Hill both testified during the House's impeachment proceedings against Trump.

Peek's departure is the third time in less than a year that the position has been vacant.

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