VIA — THE WASHINGTON FREE BEACON — by: Adam Kredo, August 3, 2017 9:10 am
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.
*ALREADY OUSTED BY H.R. McMASTER: Ezra Cohen-Watnick, Rich Higgins, and Derek Harvey.
MEANWHILE >>> Victoria Coates, another Flynn hire who served as a senior NSC member up until this week, has been reassigned at her request to the administration’s Middle East peace team. The move is being viewed as a promotion and it is expected she will continue to play a role in the Iran portfolio, sources said.
>>> “McMaster’s agenda is different than the president’s,” said one administration source with knowledge of the situation.
>>> The moves have sparked outrage inside and outside of the administration, with multiple sources telling the Free Beacon that Trump is being pushed in a direction antithetical to the campaign promises that brought him into office.
>>> One of the central flashpoints in this internal battle has been Iran and the future of the nuclear accord, multiple sources independently confirmed to the Free Beacon