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Stephen Bannon removed from National Security Council

President Trump's chief strategist, Stephen Bannon, has reportedly been removed from the National Security Council, a person familiar with the decision told Bloomberg. Other reporters have also independently confirmed the downgrade.

Bannon was appointed to the council after Trump's inauguration in what The New York Times described as "a startling elevation of a political adviser to a status alongside the secretaries of state and defense, and over the president's top military and intelligence advisers."

Wednesday's restructuring also reportedly downgraded the role of Trump's Homeland Security adviser, Tom Bossert, and put National Intelligence Director Dan Coats, Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman, and Marine Corps General Joseph Dunford back as "regular attendees." National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster has the responsibility of setting the council's agenda. Read the full scoop at Bloomberg.