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and his team, and led to exclusive access for Breitbart to White House officials.
There is little information regarding Bannon’s current relationship with Breitbart, but under the new White House waiver he will be allowed to maintain an open channel to the news outlet that openly backed Trump throughout the campaign and during the early months of his presidency.
In doing so, Bannon may have a greater role than meets the eye. In addition to being a member of Trump’s closest circle, equal to adviser Jared Kushner and to Chief of Staff Reince Preibus, Bannon can also be instrumental in shaping the coverage of Trump’s presidency in Breitbart, thus making sure that the president’s most loyal support base receives a positive image of Trump and his policies.
The recent decision by Trump to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement demonstrates the Fifteen-year-old Gabe Fleisher, the son of a St. Louis area rabbi, is being hailed as for his savvy daily news and analysis round-up, which goes out daily to 2,000 subscribers. coverage offered by Breitbart on controversial issues surrounding the president. While other national media outlets highlighted the various points of view about the agreement, and about the criticism hurled at the administration by environmentalists and European nations, Breitbart led with a headline reading, “Promise Kept: POTUS Withdraws USA From Global Warming Deal.”
Bannon, according to reports, was the key voice pushing Trump to move forward with the decision to abandon the climate pact.
The ethics waivers, while issued under White House rules, are unusual in their breadth. Trump, in his first four months in office, issued five times the number of waivers that his predecessor, Barack Obama, did in his first four months.
Walter Shaub, director of the Office of Government Ethics, questioned the validity of the waivers and said there was no legal option for retroactive exemptions given to government officials. He expressed special concern about the media contact waiver, which did not include dates and therefore did not make clear whether it exempted Bannon from future ethics problems when contacting Breitbart or whether it was made out to resolve complaints about Bannon’s previous ties with the right- wing media outlet.
Making Headlines? Steve Bannon walks to a waiting Marine One helicopter in mid-April.