Steve Bannon, Senior Political Advisor to President Trump, was recently removed from the National Security Council. The reason? He was only there to keep an eye out on Michael Flynn, the National Security Adviser fired for lying about not talking with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak according to the Los Angeles Times:
Flynn misled Vice President Mike Pence, White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus and Press Secretary Sean Spicer about conversations he had with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak, allowing all three to make repeated false public statements. He did not tell Pence the truth until after the facts were revealed by the Washington Post last week. On Tuesday, Spicer said Trump had known about Flynn’s inaccurate statements for nearly three weeks and had fired him because of an “eroding level of trust.”
So the National Security Advisor needed a spy to make sure he was in check? Nah. This from the New York Times sounds more believable:
For the first two months of Mr. Trump’s presidency, Mr. Bannon occupied an unassailable perch at the president’s side — ramming through key elements of his eclectic and hard-edge populist agenda, including two executive orders on freezing immigration from several predominantly Muslim countries. Mr. Trump viewed Mr. Bannon as a street-fighting kindred spirit who favored his own attack-when-attacked communications strategy.
But blunders by Mr. Bannon’s team — especially the first immigration order, which was rejected by multiple courts — have undermined his position. His take-no-prisoners style was not a winning strategy on Capitol Hill, and Mr. Bannon declined to take a significant part. Experienced politicians, including Mr. Pence and Mr. Trump’s budget director, Mick Mulvaney, stepped into more expansive roles as negotiations over the failed health care overhaul dragged on.
What it comes down to is that Steve Bannon was very much like Trump, except for the part where he actually knew what he was doing. If the s*** you are trying to pull off doesn’t work, it’s time to find a new home for where your ideas can get support; for instance Breitbart News. I’m pretty sure he wouldn’t wanna go back there. Maybe he could start new network called The Bannon Channel where he could give a platform to Steven Miller who famously stated that he would go on “any show at any time” to defend President Trump.
I have an idea for a new series that could be featured on Bannon’s never-to-be-created channel – “Mike Flynn and The Two Steve’s”. Nah, that would be canceled given that Michael Flynn is looking at jail time.