McMaster Fires Another Trump Loyalist; Team Now Comprised Of Mostly Obama Holdovers

National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster tried to get rid of Ezra Cohen-Watnick but President Trump didn’t allow it. Seems like the order has gone through this time.

Cohen-Watnick, Senior Director For Intelligence on the National Security Council was brought to the Trump staff by Gen. Michael Flynn.

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Source: Conservative Review

National Security Adviser H.R. 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).

In the past, McMaster has refused to fire the Obama holdovers. Now-fired Middle East NSC director Derek Harvey compiled a list of Obama holdovers and took that list directly to the president, who requested that McMaster follow through with Harvey’s recommendations. McMaster outright refused.

Under McMaster, the National Security Council has leaked classified information at an unprecedented rate, leading Congress to issue a report warning about its ramifications.

I would guess Trump had to have signed off on this since he was the one that initially saved Cohen-Watnick’s job a couple of months ago.

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