Ezra Cohen, a former intelligence aide to President Donald Trump who left the White House amid controversy in 2017, is returning to the administration as a top official at the Defense Department. Cohen, 34, has been named deputy assistant secretary for counter narcotics and global threats, according to three people with knowledge of the situation. The job doesn’t require confirmation by the U.S. Senate.
“For too long, good people who actually understand this president have been prevented from implementing the America First agenda,” said Sergio Gor, deputy chief of staff to Senator Rand Paul, a Kentucky Republican. “Having appointees like Ezra will change that.”
McMaster is the one who wanted Ezra Cohen Watnick removed from the WH NSA too 🤔 https://t.co/v40cFHOEPE— The OG Hillbilly (@LauraLMonroe33) May 8, 2020
The Mystery of Ezra Cohen-Watnick— Daniel Junior (@DanielJuniorthe) May 11, 2020
Al-Monitor’s Laura Rozen reported on Twitter that Cohen-Watnick had done work on Haiti while based out of the Department of Defense’s Miami office.
July 23, 2017https://t.co/62yf4fcEZR