by Pamela Williams
Wow, Stephen Bannon is leaving his position in the National Security Council. He says his job is done, after the takedown of Susan Rice. Bannon has exited his role on President Donald Trump’s National Security Council, claiming that his mission is complete.
“Susan Rice operationalized the NSC during the last administration. I was put on to ensure that it was de-operationalized,” Bannon said in a statement to the Wall Street Journal. The council suffered a tumultuous transition after Trump’s first National Security Adviser Gen. Michael Flynn resigned less than a month after he took office and was replaced by Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster.
I am thinking my instincts must be on track, in that I feel Susan Rice is going to take a big fall. Bannon must be pretty certain she is going to be slammed in his announcing of this news. Former National Security Adviser Susan Rice and Obama allies were furious that Bannon was allowed on the council, even though he rarely attended meetings.
A White House official said that Bannon was placed on the committee in part to monitor Trump’s first national security adviser, Michael Flynn, and never attended a meeting. He’s no longer needed with McMaster in charge of the council, the official said. So Bannon was also monitoring Flynn? Hmmmm…
So this is the logistics of the shakeup.
- The role of Homeland Security Adviser, Tom Bossert, has been downgraded.
- National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster has been given responsibility for setting the agenda for the meetings of the NSC or the Homeland Security Council.
- However McMaster is authorized to delegate that authority to Bossert at his discretion.
- Under the move, the national intelligence director, Dan Coats, and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Marine Corps General Joseph Dunford, are again “regular attendees” of the NSC’s principals committee.
So it looks like Steve Bannon was put in as a spy of sorts. They knew what role Susan Rice had played for Obama during the Benghazi tragedy, so they intended on keeping a trained eye on her. Or at least that is the way it sounds to me. If that was their goal, they caught her red-handed. I truly believe she is going down!
Navy Seal who was at Benghazi says Susan Rice is lying again, and he is sick of it. He believes Devin Nunes will make sure that Susan Rice pays for unmasking American citizens and for the Benghazi lie.