ENERGY/NATIONAL SECURITY/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Victoria Coates, one of President Donald Trump’s longest-serving national security aides, is leaving the White House soon to become a senior adviser at the Energy Department, the White House said on Thursday. Coates has been at the Trump White House since he took office three years ago and has been a key player in the administration’s deliberations on Iran and the Middle East. But she had battled rumors that she was the author of an opinion article by someone styling themselves as ‘Anonymous’ expressing opposition to Trump’s agenda that ran in the New York Times on Sept. 5, 2018.”

Steve Holland, “Trump’s deputy national security adviser Victoria Coates leaving White House,” Reuters, February 5, 2020 10:07 am