Flynn holdover Cohen-Watnick removed from National Security Council

Source: United Press International

“Ezra Cohen-Watnick, the senior intelligence director of the National Security Council, has been removed from his post, the White House confirmed Wednesday. Cohen-Watnick, 31, was hired during the short tenure of Michael Flynn as President Donald Trump’s national security adviser. Flynn was dismissed by Trump in February after he misled administration officials, about his prior contacts with the Russian ambassador to the United States. Current national security adviser H.R. McMaster sought to remove Cohen-Watnick from the NSC but was initially dissuaded from doing so by other senior White House advisers. … Cohen-Watnick’s removal on Wednesday is the third significant personnel shift at the White House this week.” (08/03/17)