Mr. Schiff also alluded to a Los Angeles Times story from last week which reported that Ms. Trump could have come into contact with participants of a controversial June 2016 meeting at Trump Tower that involved a Kremlin-linked Russians lawyer who offered the Trump campaign damaging information on her father's Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton. Bannon has since said in a statement that he continues to support the president.
But applying this rule that when push comes to shove Trump ultimately only cares about himself and his family also helps explain why Bannon's demise does not mean the end of Trumpism.
In a sweeping interview with the Wall Street Journal, Trump explained that him calling the North Korean leader a "maniac", a "bad dude", "short and fat" and "rocket man" is part of a broader strategy to win over his enemies.
Steve Bannon on Tuesday stepped down from his executive chairman position at Breitbart News. Why the Trump White House permitted such detailed access to senior officials is still unclear, but Bannon has implied that the quote from him is accurate.
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Trump, ready to say just about anything to win, became the ideal vehicle to advance Bannon's crude ideological views to the highest office in the country.
President Donald Trump steps off Marine One on the South Lawn as he arrives at the White House in Washington, Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018, after traveling from Camp David, Md.
CIA Director Mike Pompeo (pahm-PAY'-oh) gives President Donald Trump his regular intelligence briefings, and says Trump is fully engaged, understands complex issues and asks hard questions.
Nikki Haley, the US ambassador to the United Nations, said she is at the White House once a week and "no one questions the stability of the president".
Burck is not representing Bannon in the Mueller probe.