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Trump to push out adviser Bannon -New York Times


August 18. 2017 1:23PM
White House Chief Strategist Steven Bannon departs the Rose Garden after President Donald Trump announced his decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement, at the White House in Washington in June. (EUTERS/Joshua Roberts/File Photo)
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump has decided to push out his chief strategist, Steve Bannon, but White House officials were still discussing when and how, the New York Times reported on Friday, citing two unnamed administration officials.

An official told Reuters earlier on Friday that a review of Bannon's position by White House Chief of Staff John Kelly was near an end and that a decision would likely be made soon.

The Times cited a person close to Bannon as saying the official had submitted his resignation on Aug. 7 and that it was to be announced this week, but had been delayed by the fallout from a rally by white nationalists in Virginia over the weekend.


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