Ezra Cohen/PIDB

How a former Trump aide is pressing Biden to loosen national security secrets 

Bryan Bender of POLITICO profiles Ezra Cohen, the chair of the Public Interest Declassification Board, which this week called for maximum transparency around secret JFK assassination files.

Ezra Cohen, appointed by President Trump, gets positive reviews from one Democratic congressman on the board, which advises the president on declassification issues.

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Ezra Cohen, chair of the Public Interest Declassification Board (PIDB)

“I think he’s shown some good leadership capabilities,” said former Democratic Rep. John Tierney of Massachusetts, who was appointed to the panel by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi last year. “He’s been very inclusive. I don’t see him bullying anything through. He has been very open and engaged and listening to other people’s opinions, on the basis of consensus.”

Source: How a former Trump aide is pressing Biden to loosen national security secrets – POLITICO

 

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