Bannon In Jeopardy: Trump Suspects Key Advisor Is Source Of Leaks

As special counsel Mueller's probe into Trump's "Russian collusion" allegations expands to include virtually all financial affairs of the president, Trump's own "witch hunt" for the source of White House leaks - so far unsuccessful - is likewise growing, and just weeks after Trump removed one of his two original advisors when he sacked Reince Priebus, overnight Axios' Jonathan Swan reports that Trump has told associates that "he believes Steve Bannon is behind damaging leaks about White House colleagues" putting the chief strategist's job in fresh jeopardy.

On Friday we reported that "first it was Preibus, then Kushner and now General H.R. McMaster: Breitbart has seemingly waged war on many of President Trump's closest advisors over the past several months but it seems that the only person they're actually hurting is their former Executive Chair, Steve Bannon.  As Politico notes this morning, whether true or not, every time Breitbart drops a negative article on the White House, all eyes turn to Bannon." And now it's the president that is paying attention.

As Axios adds late on Saturday, unnamed sources in the West Wing "believe Bannon is an instigator of leaks targeting National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster", even though Bannon has told...
5 Published By - Zero Hedge - 2017.08.13. 09:52
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