Trump removes Bannon from National Security Council

Donald Trump

Donald Trump

It's been said that Trump owes his meteoric rise more to Bannon than to any other individual. They don't understand this country. US President Trump is expected to address the conference on 24 February.

The argument seems to be that Susan Rice turned the NSC into something it's not supposed to be (which seems right) and Bannon "de-operationalized" the NSC. "Steve Bannon is well entrenched in the Trump White House". Maybe Bannon's star is falling in Trump's orbit.

Flynn was sacked in February after it was revealed he misled senior officials about his conversations with Russia's ambassador to the U.S., Sergey Kislyak.

The move also restores the director of national intelligence, CIA director, and chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to full participation on the National Security Council's principals committee, the panel that Bannon previously had a seat on. Because the NSC's top officials automatically change with each administration, the idea that Bannon would need to facilitate this change makes little sense. The director of the Central Intelligence Agency has also been added to the principal's committee.

The former Texas governor has had two unsuccessful runs for the presidency and competed on Dancing With The Stars. Instead, it is being said that the White House is bringing to the forefront a more "George W. Bush-era-type NSC", which, if you remember how that was was an annoying thing to deal with as well. "They also don't belong in the White House".

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The aide said another office, the Office of American Innovation, had absorbed some of the panel's territory. The second official said that Bannon attended one meeting in the last month.

While it was not immediately clear if booting Bannon from his coveted seat on the council is indicative of a major split between Trump and his chief ideological advisor, but a New York Times report on Wednesday suggested that the right-wing agitator may be feeding the president faulty information to further his ideological agenda - perhaps against US interest.

In addition to the changing membership of the principals committee, the new order also puts the Homeland Security Council under McMaster rather than making it a separate entity, as Trump's original order had done.

Administration officials scrambled to spin Bannon's dismissal from the council, saying it was only a temporary posting to begin with and that he was there in part to keep tabs on the now-ousted national security advisor, Ret. Gen. Michael Flynn.

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