From NY Mag
“The White House has fired a senior National Security Council aide after he was found to have criticized President Trump and administration officials at a private think-tank event. Politico reports that Craig Deare, the NSC’s senior director for Western Hemisphere Affairs, made the comments at an off-the-record roundtable discussion attended by a few dozen scholars at the Woodrow Wilson Center last week. Deare was dismissed after the White House found out about the remarks, in which he apparently criticized Trump, chief strategist Steve Bannon, and the general dysfunction plaguing the Trump administration, as well as the president’s daughter, Ivanka, and son-in-law/senior adviser, Jared Kushner.
Deare, a former dean of administration at the National Defense University, was not an Obama-holdover, but a political appointee who was added to the NSC after Trump’s took office. Deare also reportedly criticized the power structure in the administration, specifically how senior national security aides did not have access to Trump.”