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REVEALED: Internal Bannon think tank never actually existed…
“President Trump has removed chief White House strategist Stephen Bannon from his role on the National Security Council (NSC), a senior White House official said Wednesday.
National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster made the decision, which Trump approved, the official said.
Bannon, who led Trump’s campaign in its final months, was elevated in January to a position on the NSC principals committee in a shakeup that drew widespread criticism that Trump was trying to politicize the council.
The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and director of national intelligence had their roles downgraded in the move.
The Joint Chiefs chairman and intelligence director are having their roles as “regular attendees” of the principals committee restored, according to a regulatory filing dated Tuesday. The director of the Central Intelligence Agency will also have a permanent role on the committee.”