Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Bannon out, NSC back to normal

Steve Bannon Removed From National Security Council

President Donald Trump has removed Steve Bannon, his chief strategist, from the National Security Council, according to a filing in the federal registry.

As part of the shakeup announced Wednesday, two officials were added back to the NSC's Principal's Committee: the director of national intelligence, Dan Coats, and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Joseph Dunford.

To cushion the public blow to Bannon, Flynn - no longer in the administration, anyway - goes under the bus.

Bannon was put on the Principals' Committee only as a check against then-National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. 

Now that Flynn is gone, Bannon is no longer needed in that role, the official said.

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