Deputy national security adviser Dina Powell is leaving the Trump administration early in 2018, the White House announced Friday, CNBC reported.
Powell served under National Security Advisor Gen. H.R. McMaster. Within the West Wing, Powell was considered a close ally of President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner.
"Dina Powell has been a key, trusted advisor in this administration," White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement. "She has always planned to serve one year before returning home to New York, where she will continue to support the President's agenda and work on Middle East policy. She will serve in the administration until early next year."
Her departure comes two days after President Donald Trump announced a major shift in U.S. policy on the Middle East by recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.