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.