Trump removes Steve Bannon from National Security Council


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President Donald Trump's White House Senior Advisers Steve Bannon, left, and Stephen Miller, right, walk to Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Monday, March 20, 2017, to travel with President Donald Trump to Louisville, Ky. for a rally. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)



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    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has removed chief strategist Steve Bannon from the National Security Council, reversing a controversial early decision to give Bannon access to the high-level meetings.

    A new memorandum about the composition of the NSC was published in the Federal Register on Wednesday. The memo no longer lists the chief strategist as a member of the Principal’s Committee, a group of high-ranking officials that convene to discuss pressing national security priorities.

    The new memo also restores the director of national intelligence and the Joint Chiefs chairman to the Principal’s Committee.

    Bannon’s addition to the NSC sparked concerns from Trump critics, who said it was inappropriate for the political adviser to play a role on national security matters.

    Check back to timesleader.com for more details as they become available.

    President Donald Trump's White House Senior Advisers Steve Bannon, left, and Stephen Miller, right, walk to Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Monday, March 20, 2017, to travel with President Donald Trump to Louisville, Ky. for a rally. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
    http://timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/web1_Bannon.jpgPresident Donald Trump's White House Senior Advisers Steve Bannon, left, and Stephen Miller, right, walk to Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Monday, March 20, 2017, to travel with President Donald Trump to Louisville, Ky. for a rally. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

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