White House fires top security adviser said to have leaked intel

(AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Jewish NSC aide Ezra Cohen-Watnick was allegedly involved in helping House intel committee head view classified info pertaining to Trump’s allegations on Obama wiretapping

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Ezra Cohen-Watnick became a focal point for top national security advisers earlier this year when CIA leaders raised concerns about him with Trump’s national security adviser H.R. McMaster.

A White House statement Wednesday said, “General McMaster appreciates the good work accomplished in the NSC’s Intelligence directorate under Ezra Cohen’s leadership.”

It said McMaster “has determined that, at this time, a different set of experiences is best-suited to carrying that work forward.”

It said he would get another job within the administration.

McMaster moved to replace the Jewish official when the concerns were raised in March, but Cohen-Watnick appealed to Trump’s top advisers, Steve Bannon and Jared Kushner, who got Trump to intervene to save his job.

 

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