Rumblings: POTUS TRUMP “Furious” With McMaster For Firing NSC Official
Many were shocked to read The Gateway Pundit’s report on National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster firing President Trump loyalists such as Ezra Cohen-Watnick, without President Trump knowing.
Jordan Schachtel of Conservative Review reported Thursday, news of the firings have finally made their way inside the Oval Office, and the President is “furious.”
Senior West Wing official tells me POTUS wasn't aware of McMaster's decision to axe Ezra Cohen-Watnick from NSC. "The President is furious."
— Jordan Schachtel (@JordanSchachtel) August 3, 2017
This week, The Gateway Pundit reported McMaster fired Ezra Cohen-Watnick and Rich Higgins, and is reportedly on a “warpath” to fire even more officials from the White House over the next two weeks.
Washington Free Beacon reports:
An ongoing staffing purge being conducted by White House National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster has thrown the West Wing into chaos, according to more than half a dozen Trump administration insiders who told the Washington Free Beacon that McMaster has been targeting long-time Trump loyalists who were clashing with career government staffers and holdovers from the Obama administration.
The purge is part of a larger drama unfolding inside the administration, between veteran Trump staffers committed to the president’s campaign vision of “draining the swamp”‘ in Washington and entrenched bureaucracies seeking to maintain control over policy decision-making, according to these sources, who said that many of these actions against his supporters are being conducted without Trump’s knowledge.
The Trump staffers fired by McMaster had repeatedly clashed with career government staffers and holdovers from the Obama administration on issues as diverse as military strategies for Syria and Afghanistan, whether to tear up Obama’s landmark Iran deal, the controversial détente with Cuba, the U.S. role in confronting Islamic radicalism, and the Paris Climate Accord, according to these sources.
More purges are said to be on the way, according to multiple insiders who described a list of at least four other senior NSC officials McMaster intends to target. Other sources confirmed the likelihood of more purges, but disputed some details on that list.
“McMaster basically has this list and over the next two weeks he’s going to phase out” more senior officials loyal to Trump, said one administration insider intimately familiar with the upheaval occurring at the White House National Security Council. “They’re taking out people who were chosen to best implement the president’s policy that he articulated during the campaign.”
The battle between globalist and nationalist factions is reaching a boiling point amid a number of recent resignations and firings. Following the resignations and removals of Reince Priebus, Sean Spicer and Anthony Scaramucci, The Atlantic is now reporting NSC official, Rich Higgins, a member of the Nationalist faction of the White House, was fired after penning a memo outlining the Deep State threats facing President Trump.