Breitbart Owners Debate Ousting Bannon Amid Trump Feud

Breitbart Owners Debate Ousting Bannon Amid Trump Feud, by Julie Bykowicz.

Former White House strategist’s longtime benefactors, billionaires Robert Mercer and his daughter Rebekah, are distancing themselves from him even before the expected release this week of a book that has roiled Messrs. Trump and Bannon’s relationship …

They and other Breitbart News Network LLC board members on Thursday were debating whether to oust Mr. Bannon as chairman, with many supportive of the move, according to a person familiar with the exchanges. Among the considerations are Breitbart’s contractual relationships with other entities, including Sirius XM radio, that involve Mr. Bannon.

Staffers at Breitbart, which Mr. Bannon has called his “killing machine,” described a “chaotic” day at the company, with writers — many personally recruited by Mr. Bannon — wondering whether he would last the day.

Asked Thursday whether Breitbart should oust Mr. Bannon, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said: “I certainly think that it’s something they should look at and consider.”