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Posted on 08/03/2017 11:28:46 AM PDT by mandaladon
National security adviser H.R. McMaster has started to clean house at the National Security Council, firing two staffers originally hired by Michael Flynn, the former national security adviser shown the door for lying about his communications with Russia, and loyal to Trump Chief Strategist Steve Bannon.
Last week, McMaster fired Derek Harvey, the National Security Council's top official for the Middle East, The Atlantic reports.
And this week, McMaster lowered the boom on Ezra Cohen-Watnick, the National Security Council's senior director for intelligence.
The White House said of Cohen-Watnick's firing that McMaster "has determined that, at this time, a different set of experiences is best-suited to carrying that work forward."
A senior administration official familiar with the matter told The Atlantic that Cohen-Watnick is expected to be offered another job within the administration.
The Atlantic says McMaster tried to can Cohen-Watnick earlier this year, but was turned down by President Donald Trump following the intervention of Bannon and the president's son-in-law, Jared Kushner.
The axings come as Trump's appointees appear to be flexing their political muscles more and more.
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If I were Prez, this POS would be FIRED by sundown.
I’m starting to think McMaster is the one that needs to be fired.
If McMaster doesn’t go, Trump will continue to be compromised. He either doesn’t know the good guys from the bad guys or he’s been compromised.
I don’t recall voting for McMaster but I’ve sure got him.
McCain pushed McMaster for the job.
Can you please detail which policies that Trump is pushing that would indicate he is “compromised” or has sold out?
I expressed my skepticism the day he was hired and McCain was happy (CNN was too).
General McMaster has been outed as the guy calling the shots in the administration (or at least the conduit to that guy). The globalists win again.
OK, so after McMaster who should Trump choose as national security advisor?
I for one am sick and tired of all these egocentric f’king staffers spouting their mouth’s.
DJT and Kelly need to get a grip on them.
Those that are fired can be rehired.
COME ON DONALD, DRAIN THE MFING SWAMP THESE STORIES ARE OUT DAILY.
I’ve had it. By the time Trump figures out he has let/kept the wolves in the hen house they will all be dead along with him. The Rats celebrated when McMaster was put in why the hell couldn’t Trump see that maybe he made a mistake? At this point Trump deserves what ever happens to him. Unfortunately we are going to suffer too. A golden opportunity squandered by the inability to go on offense. He can’t help the country if he allows himself to be destroyed and that’s what is happening.
I don’t trust any general who held any significant position during the Obama years.
The only thing that needs to be said is that McMaster was an Obama General. Where do we think his loyalties are?
IF what we are reading is true (not sure of that) then Trump looks weak in allowing this to go on. He already looked weak in whining about Sessions and then not firing him. Some might say all this is 3D chess bit I don’t buy it.
Washington DC is infested with globalist subversives,.......Rush Limbaugh’s comments concerning McMaster’s attitude toward prosecuting illegal unmasking by the surveillance state make very clear he is the CFR’s puppet on the NSC.
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