Bannon Releases Statement After Removal from National Security Council – Blames Susan Rice

President Trump removed chief strategist Stephen Bannon from his National Security Council on Wednesday.

According to Bloomberg: President Donald Trump reorganized his National Security Council on Wednesday, removing his chief strategist, Stephen Bannon, and downgrading the role of his Homeland Security Adviser, Tom Bossert, according to a person familiar with the decision and a regulatory filing.

This afternoon Steve Bannon released a statement. Bannon blamed Susan Rice for her record of politicizing the post during the Obama administration.

“Susan Rice operationalized the NSC during the last administration. I was put on to ensure that it was de-operationalized. General McMaster has returned the NSC to its proper function.”

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