Jan. 9 (UPI) — Former presidential adviser Steve Bannon stepped down from his role as executive chairman of Breitbart, the conservative site announced Tuesday.
Bannon was a founding board member of the site, and when found Andrew Breitbart died in 2012, Bannon became executive chair of the company.
“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,” Bannon said in a statement published on the site.
The company said it would work to plan a “smooth and orderly transition.” The statement declined to offer a reason for Bannon’s departure.
“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,” Breitbart CEO Larry Solov said.
As part of the move, Bannon also will no longer host a show on SiriusXM.
“Breitbart News has decided to end its relationship with Stephen K. Bannon, therefore he will no longer host on SiriusXM since our programming agreement is with Breitbart News,” the satellite radio company said in a statement.
The move comes days after Bannon reversed course from comments he made about Donald Trump Jr. in a new book about the Trump presidency by Michael Wolff.
Bannon sent a statement to The New York Times on Sunday, praising President Donald Trump’s
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