PolitiFact Sheet: The National Security Council ‘shakeup’

When President Donald Trump decided to add chief strategist Steve Bannon to the National Security Council, Republicans and Democrats alike expressed alarm. The GOP’s 2008 presidential nominee, Sen. John McCain, called it a "radical departure from any National Security Council in history," while Democratic Florida Rep. Stephanie Murphy introduced legislation that would kick Bannon off the council. Meanwhile, two days after the White House announced the council’s organization, press secretary Sean Spicer said Bannon’s inclusion was merely a move toward transparency. He also said the apparent demotion of the nation’s top military and intelligence officials on the council wasn’t a … >>More
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