Nicholas Burns, a former diplomat who served under both Republican and Democratic administrations, will be joining former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenHillicon Valley: Biden calls on Facebook to change political speech rules | Dems demand hearings after Georgia election chaos | Microsoft stops selling facial recognition tech to police Trump finalizing executive order calling on police to use ‘force with compassion’ The Hill’s Campaign Report: Biden campaign goes on offensive against Facebook MORE’s 2020 campaign as a formal adviser, CNN reported Sunday.
Burns is a vocal critic of President TrumpDonald John TrumpSenate advances public lands bill in late-night vote Warren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases Esper orders ‘After Action Review’ of National Guard’s role in protests MORE who announced earlier this month on Twitter that he would support Biden’s candidacy for president.
CNN reported Burns was hired by Biden foreign policy aide Antony Blinken.
The Hill has reached out to Biden’s campaign for comment.
The former diplomat served as undersecretary of State, the third-highest-ranking State Department official, under former President George W. Bush. He was also on the National Security Council staff for five years under former Presidents George H.W. Bush and Bill ClintonWilliam (Bill) Jefferson ClintonWill the ‘law and order’ president pardon Roger Stone? Five ways America would take a hard left under Joe Biden The sad spectacle of Trump’s enablers MORE.
Burns also spent time as State Department spokesman and ambassador to Greece during the Clinton administration.
Burns, 63, retired from public service in 2008 and is now a professor at the Harvard Kennedy School.
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