McMaster Stresses North Korea Threat, Says Military Strike On The Table

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According to Lake, documents showing that Rice made the unmasking requests were uncovered by the NSC's former senior director for intelligence, Ezra Cohen-Watnick, who was sacked by McMaster on Wednesday. Breitbart attacks quoting "administration officials" alleged McMaster opposed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appearing alongside Trump at the president's recent visit to the Western Wall. Most recently, he ousted Ezra Cohen-Watnick, the senior director for intelligence at the National Security Council who had been viewed as a Trump loyalist.

McMaster is now involved in a power struggle within the Trump administration, facing off against the far-right wing headed by senior adviser Steve Bannon, who is attempting to bring about McMaster's resignation.

Mattis, McMaster and other top aides are putting together answers to Trump's questions in a way to try to get him to approve the strategy, the officials said.

Despite those differences, McMaster organized and attended a farewell reception for Harvey this week and voiced support for his pursuit of a new job in the Trump administration.

Sources say the Trump staffers fired by McMaster had repeatedly crossed their boss on issues such as U.S involvement in Syria and Afghanistan, President Obama's Iran deal, the Paris Climate Accord and the threat of radical Islam.

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That is according to Bloomberg View's Eli Lake, who first broke the story in early April that Rice, who served under President Barack Obama from 2013 to 2017, tried to "unmask" Trump associates mentioned by foreign officials in conversations picked up as part of the US' intelligence-gathering operations. "It doesn't work unless we are there for a long time, and if we don't have the appetite to be there a long time, we should just leave". Harvey was also hired by Flynn, whose short-lived tenure as national security adviser came to an end in February.

In classified briefings, Trump would frequently flit between subjects. He and a colleague, Michael Ellis - formerly a staffer on the House Intelligence Committee - then contacted Nunes, who was on Trump's transition team. Higgins was sacked for circulating a memo in which he alleged that there was a "Maoist" insurgency within and without the government of "globalists and Islamists".

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"The goal was to give the president the idea that Afghanistan was not this hopeless place", an official said - but those efforts reportedly did not reverse Trump's pessimism.

The removals come as McMaster seeks to consolidate his control of security policy and remove loyalists to Flynn, Trump's first national security adviser who left after less than a month because of revelations that he had obscured Russian Federation ties.

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