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Rick Perry to Join National Security Council

Rick Perry to Join National Security Council

Bannon out, Perry in

Wednesday, the White House issued a memo outlining changes to the administration’s National Security Council. Steven Bannon, former Chief Executive of Breitbart News was removed from the NSC, which will now include former Texas Governor, Rick Perry.

From Houston local news:

WASHINGTON (TRIBUNE) – A new memorandum Wednesday revealed that U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry will be added to President Donald Trump’s National Security Council, the chief executive’s main advisory group on intelligence and defense matters.

The move came as part of a broader shake up of the council. The president’s chief strategist, Steve Bannon, was removed from the council, while other members of the executive branch were elevated to the advisory group. Bloomberg News first reported the news of the changes.

As secretary of energy, Perry oversees the country’s nuclear arsenal. His predecessor, former Sec. Ernest Moniz, played a key role in negotiating the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran.

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I doubt that we’ll ever know, but I wonder what the issue (or issues) was that caused Bannon to leave. North Korea? Syria?…or more likely some personality conflict or turf war with the other members?