Steve Bannon steps down from Breitbart

Cheryl Sanders
January 13, 2018

Bannon is stepping down from his post as executive chairman at Breitbart News Network.

The New York Times reports that Bannon's departure was forced by Rebekah Mercer, a Republican megadonor whose investment in Breitbart gave her a seat on the board. The leading national reporters covering the White House, including at least one who still supports Trump, are arguing whether Trump was a moron (as stated by his secretary of state) or was "only" suffering a mental disorder that has now grown much worse.

After days of silence amid withering criticism from his former colleagues and his largest benefactor, Bannon tried to make amends.

Trump's eldest son, Donald Jr., has said he arranged the meeting at Trump Tower - which also involved Paul Manafort, Trump's former campaign manager, and Jared Kushner, Trump's son-in-law and adviser - because he had been told the Russian lawyer would provide damaging information on Hillary Clinton.

Bannon is slated to take questions from members of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence next week. One said Bannon was telling people as recently as Monday that he expected to stay on. But Bannon was marginalized in the months before his ouster over Trump's concerns that the top aide was being viewed as an Oval Office puppeteer.

White House senior policy advisor Stephen Miller in an appearance on CNN on Sunday, calling him an "angry, vindictive person" whose 'grotesque comments are so out of touch with reality'. Bannon also suggested that Trump and his family would likely be brought down by a massive money laundering operation that Mueller and his team would soon uncover. Burck now represents White House Counsel Don McGahn and former Chief of Staff Reince Priebus for the Russian Federation investigation.

Bannon doesn't quit, though, and he'll be back.

The session will reportedly focus on Bannon's involvement during the campaign period.

To the editor: The only forces that can control President Donald Trump are the Cabinet and the Republicans in Congress.

On Monday, deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley said Bannon's apology did not alter his standing with the president. Lemire reported from NY.

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