Bannon steps down from Breitbart News after drawing fire from Trump

Steve Bannon speaks at a rally for Roy Moore in Midland Alabama

Steve Bannon speaks at a rally for Roy Moore in Midland Alabama

"I'm proud of what the Breitbart team has accomplished in so short a period of time in building out a world-class news platform", Bannon said in a statement cited by Breitbart News.

Former White House strategist Steve Bannon's remarks critical of President Donald Trump's administration appear to be costing him dearly.

Bannon did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Reuters. Steve is a valued part of our legacy, and we will always be grateful for his contributions, and what he helped us to accomplish.

"Here' what we know is true", said Carlson, adding, "There was a video apparently taken without your knowledge of you on the set after the segment ended during the commercial break and someone - apparently from CNN, I don't know who else would have access to it - leaked that to other news organizations".

A Breitbart employee, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the matter, told CNN that "everyone seems stunned". A veteran of the U.S. Navy, Bannon has worked as an investment banker and dabbled in the film industry.

The comments drew a furious response from President Trump, who said Bannon "had lost his mind".

Former White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon, in the book, described Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner's meeting with a Russian lawyer as "treasonous" and "unpatriotic".

The split followed the release of a behind-the scenes book, Fire and Fury, in which Bannon strongly criticized members of the Trump family. Without the Mercers' support, and that of the rest of the Breitbart board, including CEO Larry Solov and Susie Breitbart - wife of the site's deceased founder, Andrew Breitbart - Bannon was forced to step down.

"Bannon died of his own sword", said Roger Stone, a long-time Trump friend. Sirius said in a statement its programming agreement was with Breitbart, not with Bannon.

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