MCMASTER PURGES PRO-ISRAEL, ANTI-IRAN DEAL TRUMP LOYALISTS
Powerline ^ | 08/03/2017 | PAUL MIRENGOFF
Posted on 8/3/2017, 4:39:05 PM by DFG
National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster has fired three staff members in recent weeks. The three are Ezra Cohen-Watnick, senior director for intelligence; Derek Harvey, the NSC’s top Middle East adviser; and Rich Higgins, director for strategic planning. All three were aligned with Steve Bannon.
Michael Warren of the Weekly Standard discusses the purge here. Glenn Thrush and Peter Baker of the New York Times discuss it here.
Neither the Standard nor the Times reports on any ideological content to purge. Both treat it as a power struggle between McMaster and Steve Bannon, with the Times throwing in a Michael Flynn angle.
Is there an ideological component to the purge? There appears to be.
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