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White House strategist Stephen Bannon speaks during the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Oxon Hill, Md., Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Bannon bumped heads with Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, paving the way for his removal


UPDATE 9:37 p.m. EST: 

According to a report by the New York Times, Steve Bannon rubbed heads with Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, particularly on health care and immigration. Bannon resisted to move, even threatening to quit at one point if it moved forward.

The outlet also reported that President Trump became increasingly frustrated with the amount of credit Bannon was receiving for setting the agenda. 

"Mr. Trump was not pleased by liberals' considering him 'President Bannon,'" the New York Times reported.

UPDATE 3:40 p.m. EST:  Rick Perry is reportedly joining the council.

UPDATE 12:08 p.m. EST:

Bannon still has the highest level of security clearance, Bloomberg reported. Some media reports suggested his clearance had been removed.

ORIGINAL STORY: President Trump on Wednesday removed chief strategist Steve Bannon from his post on the National Security Council, Bloomberg reported.

Bannon joined Trump's campaign last year as chief executive officer. He previously served as executive chair of Breitbart News, which he called "the platform of the alt-right."

Bannon's removal comes as part of a larger reorganization of the council. Homeland Security Adviser Tom Bossert has also had his role downgraded, Bloomberg reported, citing "a person familiar with the decision and regulatory filing."

National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster will now be responsible for setting the agenda for National Security Council meetings, the filing said, and McMaster can delegate that authority to Bossert.

His role had been to oversee Michael Flynn, Bloomberg reported.

Bannon's appointment to the council had been controversial.

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