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Trump reportedly believes Bannon to be behind leaks

President Donald Trump allegedly suspects his chief strategist, Stephen Bannon, is behind some White House leaks about fellow staffers, according to a new report.

Sources reportedly told Axios that West Wing staff believe Bannon was behind leaks about National Security Adviser HR McMaster and that Bannon’s job could be in jeopardy.

According to the report, Trump has been ‘irritated’ with Bannon following a series of Breitbart reports targeting McMaster. Bannon was formerly the executive chairman of Brietbart.

The belief that the advisor is behind leaks about  National Security Adviser HR McMaster could mean  Bannon's (pictured) job is in jeopardy.

President Donald Trump (left) allegedly suspects his chief strategist, Stephen Bannon (right), is behind some White House leaks about fellow staffers, according to a new report, meaning that his position could be in jeopardy

According to the report, Trump has been 'irritated' with Bannon following a series of Breitbart reports targeting National Security Advisor HR McMaster. Bannon was formerly the executive chairman of Brietbart (Trump, left, speaks on the phone in January 2017 as then-National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, second from the right, and chief strategist Bannon ,look on)

According to the report, Trump has been ‘irritated’ with Bannon following a series of Breitbart reports targeting National Security Advisor HR McMaster. Bannon was formerly the executive chairman of Brietbart (Trump, left, speaks on the phone in January 2017 as then-National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, second from the right, and chief strategist Bannon ,look on)

Also in the report, sources say Trump has been fed-up with what he views as self-promotion by Bannon.

One such example includes Bannon’s extensive cooperation with Josh Green, a reporter for Bloomberg Businessweek, as he wrote his book titled Devil’s Bargain.

The cover showed Bannon sharing equal billing with Trump. 

On Friday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced a government-wide crackdown on leakers, including a review of Justice Department policies on subpoenas for media outlets that publish such sensitive information.

Many suspect that the new White House Chief of Staff, General John Kelly, will help crack down on White House leaks. 

Kelly has become increasingly defensive of McMaster, a longtime friend and fellow general, which some say has him at odds with Bannon.

A Wall Street Journal editorial on Tuesday urged the Trump administration and Kelly to not question McMaster’s loyalty and start questioning Bannon’s.

Also in the report, sources say Trump (pictured, Saturday) has been fed-up with what he views as self-promotion by Bannon

Also in the report, sources say Trump (pictured, Saturday) has been fed-up with what he views as self-promotion by Bannon

One such example includes Bannon's (pictured, June 2017) extensive cooperation with Josh Green, a reporter for Bloomberg Businessweek, as he wrote his book titled Devil's Bargain. The cover showed Bannon sharing equal billing with Trump

One such example includes Bannon’s (pictured, June 2017) extensive cooperation with Josh Green, a reporter for Bloomberg Businessweek, as he wrote his book titled Devil’s Bargain. The cover showed Bannon sharing equal billing with Trump

White House aide Sebastian Gorka relayed a message to West Wing staff last week to not mess with Kelly.

‘This is John F Kelly. This is a man you do not toy with,’ he said during an appearance on Fox and Friends.

‘He will get to the bottom of the leaks.’

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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