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Bannon: Stephen Miller Is ‘The Last Man Behind Enemy Lines’

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Breitbart proprietor Steve Bannon has said that fellow nationalist Stephen Miller is the “last man behind enemy lines” at the White House.

Bannon, the former White House Chief Strategist, was pushed out of the White House in August under pressure from new Chief of Staff John Kelly. Fellow-nationalists and Breitbart contributors like Sebastian Gorka also exited around that time.

But two Jewish allies have been able to stay on: Miller, a prominent immigration restrictionist who serves as the president’s senior advisor for strategy, and Julia Hahn, a former Breitbart writer who serves as special assistant and deputy strategist to the president.

Bannon’s remarks were recorded in a New York magazine article about a party last month at the website’s Washington, D.C. headquarters, known as the “Breitbart embassy.”

Miller is currently the highest-ranking Trump administration figure to have been interviewed as part of special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into Russian involvement in the 2016 election. Miller reportedly received emails from campaign aide George Papadopoulos, who has since pled guilty to lying to the FBI, about a possible Trump trip to Moscow. Miller also reportedly wrote the first draft of the memo justifying the firing of FBI director James Comey, an action that led to Mueller’s appointment.

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Bannon: Stephen Miller Is ‘Last Man Behind Enemy Lines’

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