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Bannon out at Breitbart

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Breitbart executive chairman Steve Bannon is stepping down from the conservative media company he helped lead. 

Bannon served as executive chairman of Breitbart until 2016, when he took over the helm of Donald Trump's presidential campaign after the firing of Paul Manafort. After Trump's election, Bannon served as White House Chief Strategist until he was fired last August. Bannon then returned to Breitbart. 

Bannon and Trump later had a falling-out after Bannon was quoted in a book ascribing "treasonous" behavior to Donald Trump, Jr. for meeting with the Russians during the 2016 campaign. Bannon later apologized to Trump, but the White House indicated the president does not accept the apology. 

"I’m proud of what the Breitbart team has accomplished in so short a period of time in building out a world-class news platform," said Bannon in a brief statement published on Breitbart Tuesday. 

“Steve is a valued part of our legacy, and we will always be grateful for his contributions, and what he has helped us to accomplish," said Breitbart CEO Larry Solov. 

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