according to people familiar with the matter, two officials of the US Department of Homeland Security have been forcibly dismissed by the White House after the Trump administration made a large number of personnel appointments to relevant national security departments.
They are not Brian Weir, who served as the Assistant Director of Cyber Security at the US Cyber Security and Infrastructure Security Agency, and Valerie Boyd, Assistant Secretary of International Affairs of the Department of Homeland Security.
In addition, another person close to Trump disclosed that the current situation of CIA Director Gina Haspel is also on thin ice.
Trump and some of his conservative allies are increasingly dissatisfied with Haspel, accusing her of delaying the release of documents that they believe will expose the so-called “deep state” conspiracy against the Trump team’s transition during Obama’s term.
It is reported that several Republican lawmakers have publicly defended Gina Haspel. A senior government official revealed that the trust between the White House and the CIA has “completely broken.”
They believe Haspel is trying to get Congress to defend her so that Trump will not fire her, but it may also be “to no avail.”