President Barack Obama hosts a meeting of his National Security Council in 2016. Haines, then deputy national security adviser, is on the far right.

President Barack Obama hosts meeting of his National Security Council (NSC) at the State Department in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016. The meeting is to focus on the global campaign to degrade and destroy ISIL as well as Syria and other regional issues. Seated with the president from left, Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford, Defense Secretary Ash Carter, Secretary of State John Kerry, the president, National Security Advisor Susan Rice, Attorney General Loretta Lynch, CIA Director John Brennan, Director of the National Intelligence James Clapper, and Avril Haines, Deputy National Security Advisor. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)