In an effort to reorganize his National Security Council on Wednesday, President Trump reportedly removed Steve Bannon from his seat at the table. According to Bloomberg — who first broke the story — a notice filed on Wednesday revealed Bannon was removed from the council, although he had never attended a Principal’s meeting.
A White House source told Bloomberg that Bannon was only temporarily given a place on the council in order to monitor General Michael Flynn, who resigned in February for withholding information about conversations he had with the Russian ambassador.
Bannon was first appointed to the council in January, even though many people opposed giving the controversial chief strategist a place on one of the most powerful councils on the globe. The report released by the White House also revealed Homeland Security Adviser Tom Bossert was downgraded in position.
Bannon's removal serves as a major victory for Security Adviser H.R. McMaster, who will now gain greater control over the NSC. In the past, McMaster and Bannon often had differing opinions on policy matters.
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