Trump may send HR McMaster to take over the command in Afghanistan
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A White House statement said that "General McMaster appreciates the good work accomplished in the NSC's Intelligence directorate under Ezra Cohen's leadership".
These personnel changes come amid an Atlantic report that an NSC staffer was sacked last month after a troubling memo he wrote arguing that "globalists", Islamists, and the "deep state" are working to undermine President Trump's agenda, and threatening the country.
"A different set of experiences is best-suited to carrying that work forward", a White House official told media, saying Cohen-Watnick would continue to make "many further significant contributions to national security" as part of the Trump administration.
Within days of the recertification, it was reported that Trump had authorized the establishment of a rival group within the White House, led by his top strategic adviser, Steve Bannon, that would seek a path out of the deal.
Curiously, it was not President Donald Trump who played a crucial role in Cohen-Watnick's firing. First to go was K.T. McFarland, a former Fox News analyst, who was pushed out as deputy national security adviser in May and nominated to be ambassador to Singapore. The three-star general has recently been ousting some of the more conspiratorial-minded holdovers from Mike Flynn's short tenure as national-security adviser.
President Donald Trump's national security adviser, H.R. McMaster, has reportedly concluded that his predecessor, Susan Rice, did nothing wrong when she tried to learn the identities of officials on Trump's transition team who were mentioned in United States intelligence reports previous year.
Ezra Cohen-Watnick, the 31-year-old hired by retired Lt. Gen. But the White House officials told Circa that under the current congressional investigation, and given President Trump's ongoing concern that members of his team were unmasked, Rice's clearance should have been limited to congressional testimony only or revoked until the end of the investigation.
Updated | Another top White House National Security Council official has been fired in the continuing purge of hard-right ideologues that began with the departure of former Lieutenant General Michael Flynn in February.
It was revealed on Wednesday in news reports that Rich Higgins, who served as director for strategic planning at the NSC, was sacked July 21.
McMaster had previously tried to remove Cohen-Watnick from the National Security Council but was overruled by Trump, who heeded interventions on Cohen-Watnick's behalf by Bannon and Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, who is the senior administration official responsible for Middle East policy.
In a June tweet, Trump called the revelation that Rice and other Obama senior officials were unmasking members of his team the "big story... the "unmasking and surveillance" that took place during the Obama administration".
In early April, reports emerged that Rice on several occasions requested the identities of "masked" USA persons in intelligence reports linked to President Donald Trump's transition and campaign.
Authorities have increased security measures at Australian airports , prompting lengthy queues and passenger confusion. The four men were arrested from raids in the Sydney suburbs of Surry Hills, Lakemba, Wiley Park and Punchbowl.
Authorities had issued an worldwide arrest warrant for Wrousis, whom they described as aggressive and psychologically unstable. A shop owner told Swiss newspaper Blick a man with a chainsaw was walking the streets and police later confirmed the report.
South Korea's Hyo-Joo Kim holds the record for the lowest round in any major with 61 at the women's Evian Championship in 2014. Grace shot 74 and began the round in a tie for 45th place at 4 over par.?He will be at 4 under entering Sunday's final round.
Tensions erupted in the occupied territories on July 14, when a deadly shooting took place outside Al-Aqsa compound. The measures angered Palestinians, who accuse Israel of trying to take control over a sacred place.
However, durability is still a huge issue for him as he can not stay healthy during the National Basketball Association season. He showed that he could still play in the National Basketball Association , getting to the rim and finishing.
There were, however, different accounts as to how the deceased, identified as Tunde Azeez, 27, from Osun State was killed. Trouble, it was gathered, started Wednesday morning when a mobile policeman shot the trailer driver.
PayPal's payment system on Skype works pretty much as it does on other communication platforms like Slack and iMessage . In other words, a user in the United States will have the option to send money to a contact in Europe in Euros.
Critics say the body is a step towards a dictatorship, by bypassing or dissolving the opposition-held National Assembly. Three of the "shadow" judges have been arrested in the past few days by Venezuelan intelligence officials.
Salvador Dali was buried in a crypt in the Dali Theater and Museum, under a 1.5-ton slab, when he died at 84 years old in 1989. It is well-known that the woman, who works as a tarot card reader, has been claiming since 2007 that she is Dali's child.
Sam Greaves, Missile Defense Agency director. "A medium-range target ballistic missile (MRBM) was air-launched by a U.S. Air Force plane over the Pacific Ocean and intercepted by the system located in Alaska, according to an MDA release.
Maduro accuses the USA of fomenting the unrest against him and his government, with the help of the conservative opposition. They say President Nicolas Maduro's administration has failed to reimburse them per strict currency controls.
Gauke said that the change is equivalent to a saving of around £400 per household based on the number of households today. The median life expectancy for a male in the United Kingdom is 86, and 89 for a female.
7-month-old boy found dead in hot vehicle
The infant had apparently been left in the vehicle for about two hours by his father, who forgot the boy, police said. According to the safety organization Kids and Cars, an average of 37 children die each year in hot cars.
Amid Dokalam standoff, Chinese incursion in Uttarakhand
Playing down the incident, a government source in the Capital said: "Media is carrying reports about an intrusion in Barahoti". In this area the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) jawans are not allowed to use weapons as it is a demilitarized section.
Expect a few showers through Friday
Today's high is expected to reach 86 under increasingly cloudy skies, with a 30 percent chance of rain between 5 and 10 p.m. There's also the chance for a lingering shower into Saturday morning, but we're expecting some sun in the afternoon.
Is China reinforcing its border with North Korea?
USA officials are skeptical, however, that North Korea and Iran are coordinating their rocket and missile launches. The North last week refused to respond to the South's offer to open dialogue to ease tension.
Roberts, Moran vote with Senate to move forward on healthcare
Susan Collin, R-Maine, said she spoke with McCain on Saturday and that her frequent collaborator was eager to get back to work. Thune appeared on "Fox News Sunday", Collins was on CBS' "Face the Nation", and Paul spoke on CNN's "State of the Union".
Teen Live Streams Crash That Killed Sister
Merced County sheriff Vern Warnke said another girl, aged 14, who was in the back seat of the auto , survived with a leg injury. Jacqueline Sanchez was gearing up to celebrate her quinceañera - her 15th birthday - before her young life ended.
UK Parents Drop Bid to Send Charlie Gard to US
However, Judge Nicholas Francis had scheduled the two-day hearing for this week to consider fresh evidence after Dr. The judge paid tribute to the infant's parents, saying it was impossible to comprehend the agony they faced.
Diamondbacks Bring In Power In JD Martinez
Detroit Tigers slugger J.D Martinez was traded to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday hours before the Royals hosted the Tigers. Although he was limited to just 120 games previous year , he had a.307 batting average to go with 22 home runs.
US Congress Grants Baby Charlie Permanent Resident Status
Court proceedings have been running for months after GOSH applied to withdraw treatment and allow Charlie to " die with dignity ". This comes ahead of further court hearings expected at the end of this week, and a ruling on Charlie's future care next week.