Here's Who People Think Was Behind White Nationalist Supporter Steve Bannon's Removal From the National Security Council

WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 7:  (AFP OUT) Steve Bannon, chief strategist for U.S. President Donald Trump, center, listens during a county sheriff listening session with Trump, not pictured, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House on February 7, 2017 in Washington, DC. The Trump administration will return to court Tuesday to argue it has broad authority over national security and to demand reinstatement of a travel ban on seven Muslim-majority countries that stranded refugees and triggered protests. (Photo by Andrew Harrer - Pool/Getty Images)

Here's Who People Think Was Behind White Nationalist Supporter Steve Bannon's Removal From the National Security Council

Many won't be happy until the former Breitbart editor is out of the White House.

Published April 5, 2017

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. 

  1. Although some are happy about Bannon's removal from the council, his position as Trump's chief strategist remains a major issue
  2. The real victory for many will not come until Bannon is no longer in the White House
  3. There has been speculation that McMaster forced Trump into removing Bannon

Written by Rachel Herron

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