PURGED by swamp McMaster! Ezra Cohen-Watnick ,the senior director for intelligence on the National Security Council; Rich Higgins, another NSC official
McMaster also-fired Middle East director Derek Harvey, who wanted to fire Obama holdoversat the NSC since the firing of Trump’s first NSC director, Mike Flynn.
National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster is purging the White House with Trump loyalists while making sure Obama holdovers stay.
The White House’s National Security Council has hundreds of long-term staffers, nearly all of whom were appointed former President Barack Obama. Trump supporters say those staffers are the source of many media leaks intended to embarrass and weaken Trump.
Ezra Cohen-Watnick was the senior director for intelligence on the National Security Council and has been dismissed.
The Atlantic also reported earlier Wednesday that NSC official, Rich Higgins, a member of the Nationalist faction of the White House, was fired after penning a memo outlining the Deep State threats facing President Trump.
He also-fired Middle East director Derek Harvey, who wanted to fire Obama holdoversat the NSC since the firing of Trump’s first NSC director, Mike Flynn.
McMaster has opposed many of Trump’s national security reforms. For example, McMaster has opposed Trump’s policy of emphasizing the ties between Islam’s violent scriptures and the Islamic terrorism or jihad.
Susan Rice to McMaster after Flynn was out:
“Hope you will be able to choose your team, have direct reporting and daily access to POTUS, and can eliminate Strategic Initiatives Group.”
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Cohen-Watnick, 31, was originally brought on board by [Trump’s first] NSC chief Gen. Michael Flynn … McMaster has, in the past, attempted to rid the council of Cohen-Watnick, but was overruled by President Trump, Steve Bannon, and Jared Kushner.
He has been described as an “Iran hawk” who wanted to revamp counter-Iran efforts in the Middle East, and sought to reform the intelligence community to rein in the “deep state” of unaccountable bureaucrats with rogue agendas.
Cohen-Watnick is the latest Trump loyalist to be fired by Gen. McMaster, whose security council continues to be overwhelmingly staffed with Obama holdovers (almost all of whom have retained their positions).