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The battle inside the White House

There’s a turf war between Steve Bannon’s group and cabinet officials

By Iwan Morgan  

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Battles between White House staff and cabinet secretaries are commonplace in the modern era. The president’s aides see themselves as the agents of his wishes and often clash with the heads of cabinet departments, who want to protect their own turf. The Trump administration is no different—except that the struggle for influence has broken out in its first days, before Senate confirmation of some cabinet nominees has taken…

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