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Steve Bannon – rivals ‘wetting themselves,’ calls supremacists ‘clowns,’ contradicts Trump on N. Korea 

Stephen K. Bannon, the White House chief strategist, seemed to take issue with President Trump on North Korea, attacked white supremacists as “clowns” and “losers” and described his efforts against administration rivals in an unusual interview Wednesday with The American Prospect, a progressive magazine.

The interview with magazine co-editor and columnist Robert Kuttner was initiated by Bannon, Kuttner said, in an Anthony Scaramucci-style phone call out of the blue in response to a column Kuttner had written on China.

“Bannon was in high spirits when he phoned me Tuesday afternoon to discuss the politics of taking a harder line with China, and minced no words describing his efforts to neutralize rivals at the Departments of Defense, State and Treasury,” wrote Kuttner

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2017/08/17/steve-bannon-contradicts-trump-on-north-korea-talks-of-rivals-and-white-supremacists-in-unusual-interview-with-progressive-magazine/?utm_term=.7389ff7eebea

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Breitbart’s war on McMaster bites Bannon – POLITICO

The conservative news site Breitbart has waged a nonstop campaign against national security adviser H.R. McMaster, but so far it seems to have done the most damage to someone else: Steve Bannon. A Wall Street Journal editorial earlier this week accused Bannon of using the right-wing media to go after his ideological foes, questioning his loyalty to the president and placing blame for White House dysfunction squarely on his shoulders.

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http://www.politico.com/story/2017/08/11/breitbart-war-on-mcmaster-bites-bannon-241517

Steve Bannon has a shadow press office. It may violate federal law. | Center for Public Integrity

The unorthodox setup means Bannon, Trump’s chief strategist, is potentially violating the Antideficiency Act, which provides that federal employees “may not accept voluntary services for [the] government or employ personal services exceeding that authorized by law.” The revelations about Preate’s work are the latest controversy to embroil the White House Communications Office, which is reeling from a series of high-profile resignations, firings and leadership changes in recent days.

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https://www.publicintegrity.org/2017/07/27/21014/steve-bannon-has-shadow-press-office-it-may-violate-federal-law