The White House confirmed in a statement that Cohen-Watnick has left the NSC:
General McMaster appreciates the good work accomplished in the NSC’s Intelligence directorate under Ezra Cohen’s leadership. He has determined that, at this time, a different set of experiences is best-suited to carrying that work forward. General McMaster is confident that Ezra will make many further significant contributions to national security in another position in the administration.
Cohen-Watnick, 31, is one of General Flynn’s appointees who are being systematically wiped out, Politico reports.
Fired on the second attemptNational Security Adviser H.R. McMaster tried to fire Cohen-Watnick before but President Trump, Steve Bannon, and Jared Kushner stepped in and stopped it. Here it is a short time later, and he’s gone.
Cohen-Watnick is another of the alleged “Iran hawks” who wanted a different approach to countering Iran’s growing hegemony and.... he wanted to pull back the deep state or whatever you want to call the leakers/establishment who are making it impossible for the President to function.
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