The CIA whistleblower on President Trump’s telephone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is former White House staffer who was moved to Justice Department because of alleged intelligence gathering violations.
Ezra Cohen-Watnick the former national security aide to Trump — who was pushed out of the White House by H.R. McMaster — was then hired at Trump’s insistence to be former Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s national security adviser in April 2018.
Cohen-Watnick, 33, was brought into the White House by Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn. Cohen-Watnick was allegedly the eyes and ears inside the Trump White House coming out of the DIA with Flynn, which ran afoul of McMaster Trump’s first National Security Advisor.
Cohen-Watnick is believed to have ties to Ukrainian operatives in arms and energy industries.