White House fires a top intelligence adviser – Chicago Tribune

One of President Donald Trump‘s top intelligence directors is the latest person to be fired in a string of shakeups at the White House and National Security Council.

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.”

White House fires a top intelligence adviser – Chicago Tribune