Politics McMaster appoints new intel head on security council: reports

04:55  07 october  2017
04:55  07 october  2017 Source:   The Hill

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National security adviser Gen. H.R. McMaster has appointed intelligence community veteran Mike Barry to head intelligence programs on the National Security Council , Axios reported Friday.Barry replaces Ezra Cohen-Watnick, who was appointed by Gen.

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President Trump's national security adviser H.R. McMaster has filled a position on the National Security Council that oversees the intelligence community, Axios reported Friday.

McMaster has appointed Mike Barry to replace Ezra Cohen-Watnick, who was an appointee of Trump's first national security adviser Michael Flynn.

Cohen-Watnick's exit in August was reportedly part of an effort by McMaster to purge Flynn's appointees on the council.

Barry, who previously served in the Air Force, will be charged with the responsibility of coordinating the administration's objectives with the intelligence community, according to Axios, which reported that CIA Director Mike Pompeo recommended Barry to McMaster.

A former intelligence official told Politico on Friday that he knows "for a fact" that Barry had served in the CIA. The agency declined to comment on his appointment.

Trump returns favor by campaigning for an early supporter .
<p>President Donald Trump waded back into Southern politics on Monday with a campaign appearance on behalf of one of his earliest supporters, South Carolina Republican Gov. Henry McMaster.</p>Trump's appearance at a private fundraiser for McMaster in Greenville came less than a month after the defeat of Sen. Luther Strange, the president's preferred candidate in a Republican runoff for a U.S. Senate seat from Alabama.

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