Trump removes Steve Bannon from National Security Council


President Donald Trump removed Steve Bannon from the National Security Council (NSC) on Wednesday.

According to Bloomberg, a White House official said Bannon was placed on the committee to keep an eye on Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael Flynn. The insider said Bannon wasn’t needed on the council anymore.

The move also downgraded Homeland Security adviser Tom Bossert, as well as moved the national intelligence director, Dan Coats, and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Marine Corps Gen. Joseph Dunford, back onto the NSC’s committee.

The filing states that H.R. McMaster, national security adviser, will set the agenda for NSC meetings.

H/T: Bloomberg

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