Jared Kushner omits some foreign contacts on security form

Bannon was removed from his post on the National Security Council on Wednesday, two days after Kushner, a former real estate developer, was dispatched to Iraq to meet with top US military commanders and Iraqi officials to get a first-hand assessment of the battle against the Islamic State.

In an effort to kill headlines like these, reporting power struggles and name-calling between two of Trump's top White House advisors - on Friday, Jared Kushner and Steve Bannon had themselves a good talking to. But to ABC News, Bannon flatly denied the reports, calling them "absurd".

"Bannon still has huge interest in national security and he'll still offer advice", said Alex Ward, an analyst at the Atlantic Council think tank who closely watches Trump's foreign policy.

America First Policies, a nonprofit stocked with aides close to Kushner and the Trump family, and recently joined by Priebus's former deputy, has been promoting the targeted strike as evidence of "America leading again". With Flynn out of the White House, they said, Bannon's role on the NSC was largely obsolete, though he was allowed to keep his security clearance.

Still, the source, as well as other Trump officials, told Axios that its only a matter of time before Trump makes major changes. One official said that Bannon calls Kushner a "cuck" behind his back, agitated over Kushner bringing in Zeke Emanuel, one of the architects of Obamacare, to discuss health care.

Full context: Susan Rice answers questions about Trump transition spying allegations
Devin Nunes' revelation that Trump associates had been incidentally swept up in US surveillance of foreign targets and unmasked. Nunes also said he confirmed that "additional names of Trump transition team members were unmasked".

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) is reportedly in the running. One is family, the other isn't, and Kushner has nearly certainly invested more of his "brand" in Trump than Bannon has.

"This isn't about palace intrigue", Laura Ingraham, the conservative radio host and author who was one of Mr. Trump's earliest backers, said in an interview.

Allen offers a list of four under consideration to replace Priebus, including House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, the Republican Congressman who admitted on nationalTV the Benghazi Committee investigation was created to hurt Hillary Clinton's chancs of being elected president.

Multiple White House officials said Bannon had threatened to resign over the effective demotion, a warning that sources said "stunned" the president.

Still, Chris Ruddy, a longtime Trump friend and the head of NewsMax, said Trump thrives on internal debate but does not like "when people are leaking or criticizing to the outside". If that were the case, The Times reports that would constitute a felony and the punishment could be up to five years in prison or fines.

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