Steve Bannon’s Shadow Government

Steve Bannon’s Shadow Government February 6, 2017

This is, not InfoWars:

If there was any question about who is largely in charge of national security behind the scenes at the White House, the answer is becoming increasingly clear: Steve Bannon, the former head of Breitbart News, a far-right media outlet, and now White House advisor.

Even before he was given a formal seat on the National Security Council’s “principals committee” this weekend by President Donald Trump, Bannon was calling the shots and doing so with little to no input from the National Security Council staff, according to an intelligence official who asked not to be named out of fear of retribution.

“He is running a cabal, almost like a shadow NSC,” the official said. He described a work environment where there is little appetite for dissenting opinions, shockingly no paper trail of what’s being discussed and agreed upon at meetings, and no guidance or encouragement so far from above about how the National Security Council staff should be organized.”

My one hope is that between the catastrophes Bannon has already inflicted on Trump’s rule and Trump’s thin-skinned jealousy of the “President Bannon” trope that is emerging in the media, this dangerous Machiavellian will soon be given the heave-ho by our Dear Leader.  Saul dislikes it when he hears “Trump has slain his thousands, but Bannon his tens of thousands.”

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