'PURELY A PERSONAL ISSUE' Former SEAL turns down offer to replace Flynn; WH search continues

President Trump's first choice to succeed the departed Michael Flynn as national security adviser has turned the job down due to family reasons, sources close to the situation told Fox News late Thursday.

One source told Fox that retired Navy Vice Admiral Robert Harward "really wanted" to do the job, but ultimately decided that he could not.

There was no immediate comment from the White House. Harward had been due to meet with Trump Thursday night.

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