K.T. McFarland Formally Nominated as Ambassador to Singapore

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Former Deputy National Security Adviser K.T. McFarland was formally nominated to be the U.S. ambassador to Singapore on Thursday, according to a White House press release.

McFarland was one of 17 people whose nominations the White House sent to the Senate on Thursday, including seven nominees for various roles as U.S. attorneys. Among others nominated were Kelly Knight Craft as ambassador to Canada and Sharon Day as ambassador to Costa Rica.

McFarland left her post as deputy national security adviser less than three months into the Trump administration, in a move that was perceived by some as an ouster due to her close ties to resigned National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.

Flynn departed the White House under scrutiny for his ties to Russia, which have subsequently been the subject of investigations.

A White House official interviewed by ABC at the time of McFarland's departure, however, said that the move was a "promotion" for her to a "critical diplomatic outpost."