Top NSC Official Over Russian Affairs On Leave Pending Investigation

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Top NSC Official Over Russian Affairs On Leave Pending Investigation
Andrew Peek stepped into the position in November 2019, but multiple sources say a security-related investigation took him out.
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The top National Security Council official overseeing Russian and European affairs is on indefinite administrative leave. 

Andrew Peek stepped into the position in November 2019, but multiple sources say a security-related investigation took him out. 

Peek declined to comment on the matter, while NSC officials said they don't comment on personnel matters.

A U.S. official says the senior director's exit comes days before he was set to attend the World Economic Forum alongside President Trump in Switzerland. 

This role has seen a lot of turnover. Impeachment witnesses Fiona Hill and Tim Morrison held the position, making Peek the third person to fill the position in a year.

Peek previously worked at the State Department as deputy assistant secretary of state for Iraq and Iran.