Flynn sidekick Ezra Cohen-Watnick, fired by McMaster, lands job

Thursday, 14 September 2017, 03:26:51 AM. Kushner and Bannon tried to save him, but the general won out.
Share Opinion This article first appeared on Just Security. Ezra Cohen-Watnick, who was fired from the National Security Council in August, has landed a new job at the Washington, D.C. office of Oracle, the Silicon Valley software giant, according to two sources with knowledge of his move. His new job title is not confirmed and the company declined a request for comment. Keep up with this story and more by subscribing now The Trump administration already has ties to the company. Safra Catz, CEO of the company along with Mark Hurd, was on the executive committee of the Trump transition team, making her unique among Silicon Valley executives, who have either publicly criticized the administration or avoided being too closely associated with it (one big exception to this is billionaire tech investor Peter Thiel ). Safra Catz, chief executive officer of Oracle, arrives at Trump Tower, December 14, 2016 in New York City. Drew Angerer/Getty The Trump transition team even talked to her about becoming the U.S. Trade Representative or Director of National Intelligence, according to a Bloomberg report. In January, she wrote an op-ed in The Hill , arguing why Steven Mnuchin, Trump’s choice for Treasury Secretary, needed to be confirmed quickly. “Mnuchin and President-elect Trump will disrupt the status quo and promote higher growth and better wages. That’s exactly what we need right now,” she wrote. Retired Lt. Gen. Keith Kellogg, the NSC’s chief of staff, has also worked at...Read more
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