CNN: Bannon role on National Security Council under fire
(CNN)President Donald Trump further reorganized the National Security Council on Monday after he came under sharp criticism for ousting the country's most senior intelligence and military officials as regular members of the Principals Committee -- and installing one of his top political advisers on the key panel.
On Monday, White House spokesman Sean Spicer announced that Trump will reinstate the director of the CIA as a regular Principals Committee member. But the President will keep his chief strategist, Stephen Bannon, as a regular committee member -- a move that came under fire -- while the director of national intelligence and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff will not be regular attendees.
The committee is a Cabinet-level group of agencies focused on national security that was established by President George H. W. Bush in 1989.
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WNU Editor: Is a media double standard at play on the Steve Bannon appointment? .... Donald Trump’s National Security Council reorganization copies previous GOP president (Washington Times).
More News On The Growing Criticisms Of President Trump's Decision To Install His Top Political Adviser On The National Security Council Principal's Committee
White House defends Steve Bannon’s role on National Security Council -- USA Today
White House Defends Trump’s NSC Reorganization -- US News and World Report
White House balks at flap over National Security Council: ‘Utter nonsense’ -- Washington Times
Bannon Is Given Security Role Usually Held for Generals -- New York Times
Trump’s dangerous move to politicize the National Security Council -- Michael R. Ortiz, The Hill
White House press secretary goes on lengthy rant in attempt to clarify changes to national security team -- Pamela Engel, Business Insider
The White House Just Charted a Dangerous Course With NSC Machinations -- John R. Schindler, Observer