BANNON OUT AT BREITBART NEWS

Steve Bannon is departing as chairman of Breitbart News after the fallout from comments he allegedly made about President Trump and family to author Michael Wolff that led to a heavy backlash.

Bannon and Breitbart will work together on a smooth transition, the company’s chief executive, Larry Solov, said in a statement.

In the statement, Mr. Bannon added that he was “proud of what the Breitbart team has accomplished in so short a period of time in building out a world-class news platform.”

The New York Times reported that Bannon was forced out by billionaire Breitbart investor Rebekah Mercer, who recently cut ties with the former White House adviser.

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