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Steve Bannon Declares War On Susan Thornton

Juan Zarate
21st December 2017 - Quoted by Curt Mills - The National Interest

After Roy Moore’s loss in Alabama last week, Stephen K. Bannon, the president’s sometime consigliere and Breitbart News chief, is showing no signs of going quietly into that good night, despite the torrent of Schadenfreude evinced by his political opponents.

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One source in this orbit gives me a name; Juan Zarate, of the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, is primed to come aboard as Pompeo’s deputy (should Tillerson leave). FDD has become something of the go-to think tank for the administration, especially on Iran. “There’s no secret here: I’m not an unbiased journalist. I’m a fan of this director. I worked on his transition,” said Zarate, at an October FDD event with Pompeo. “Frankly, I love the man.” Zarate was the inaugural assistant Treasury secretary for terrorist financing and financial crimes and later deputy national security advisor, during the George W. Bush administration.

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