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Breitbart Board Mulls Removing Bannon as Chairman

Breitbart Board Mulls Removing Bannon as Chairman
(AP)

By    |   Friday, 05 January 2018 08:55 AM EST

The board of Breitbart News Network LLC. is considering removing Steve Bannon as chairman, The Wall Street Journal reports.

Many of the board members — including Rebekah Mercer, daughter of billionaire financier Robert Mercer — are supportive of such a move, pending legal entanglements with Bannon that might have to get ironed out, the Journal reported.

CNN reported that there's a "hard push" to convince Breitbart CEO Larry Solov and Susie Breitbart, widow of founder Andrew Breitbart, to part ways with Bannon.

Even the White House on Thursday said Breitbart should consider axing Bannon.

The Mercers distanced themselves from Bannon on Thursday, publicly rebuking the now disgraced former chief strategist to President Donald Trump and yanking their financial support.

Bannon has quickly lost his footing in the aftermath of his involvement of a soon-to-be-released book that casts Trump, his family and tenure in a wholly negative light.

In the book, "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House," Bannon called Donald Trump Jr.'s meeting with Russians "treasonous" and said Ivanka Trump is "dumb as a brick."

Conservative pundits took their shot at Bannon on Thursday; Matt Drudge tweeted about the Bannon-Breitbart fallout and Rush Limbaugh reminded his audience that Bannon was "the big leaker" while in the White House.

"When you've lost Drudge and you've lost Rush, how do you run the website bearing Andrew Breitbart's name?" Larry O'Connor, a former Breitbart editor and friend of Andrew Breitbart's, told CNN.

Meanwhile at Breitbart News on Thursday, chaos reigned as writers wondered if Bannon would survive the day, the Journal reported.

"Internally, we've been told nothing," a staffer told CNN. "Everything most in the company know about Steve Bannon's situation is coming from press accounts."

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The board of Breitbart News Network LLC. is considering removing Steve Bannon as chairman, The Wall Street Journal reports.
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