The latest White House departure is Michael Anton, spokesman for the National Security Council

Michael Anton.
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Michael Anton announced Sunday that he is leaving his position as National Security Council spokesman to work at Hillsdale College's Kirby Center as a writer and lecturer.

"I will be forever grateful to President Trump for the opportunity to serve my country and implement his agenda," he said. One of the more outspoken conservative intellectuals who defended Trump during his campaign, Anton was brought aboard by former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. Flynn's replacement, H.R. McMaster, left the White House on Friday, and Trump's third national security adviser, John Bolton, starts Monday.

Trump has "nothing but good things to say" about Anton, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told Politico, and she called him one of the "smartest and most talented individuals I've ever worked with." Anton did not give a departure date, but he's expected to leave within the next few weeks.

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