BREAKING: President Trump has ordered a substantial reduction in the staff of the National Security Council – Bloomberg
From Bloomberg: “The request to limit the size of the NSC staff was conveyed to senior agency officials by acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney and O’Brien this week.”
The order comes as President Trump retweeted Friday “an allegation that the whistle-blower was a CIA official who had been assigned to the NSC under President Barack Obama.”
Many of those leaving the NSC will go back to their home agency, such as the Pentagon, State Department and various intelligence agencies.
There have been efforts in the past to lower the amount of people working at the agency, which was created in 1947.