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    CIA liaison is first casualty of conflict between intelligence agency and Trump

    CIA liaison is first casualty of conflict between intelligence agency and Trump
    Retired marine was abruptly let go from position informing relevant White House officials about covert operations following clash with NSC official

     

    Spencer Ackerman in New York

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    Thursday 20 April 2017 15.27 EDT

     

     

    When the history of Donald Trump’s war with the US intelligence community is written, the name of the conflict’s first casualty is unlikely to be recorded, as the former marine officer is still a serving CIA official.

    That marine officer was the CIA’s liaison to the White House, whose duties included bringing relevant White House officials with appropriate security clearance into the loop about covert operations.

    According to current and former White House and intelligence officials, he lost a bureaucratic struggle with his nominal boss, the National Security Council’s controversial intelligence director.

    Multiple former colleagues described the former CIA liaison as a consummate professional with no history of infractions. But late one afternoon in mid-March, the retired marine was abruptly informed that his services were no longer needed and he ought not to come to work the next day. Co-workers were shocked at a display that seemed designed to humiliate him.

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