Stories by Becca Rotenberg

A timeline of Steve Bannon's time at Trump's side

With President Trump disavowing Steve Bannon in a scorched earth statement after Bannon went after Donald Trump Jr. and Jared Kushner in interviews with Michael Wolff for Wolff's new book, let's look back at Bannon's tumultuous tenure as a senior adviser to Trump, on the campaign and in the White House.

Sen. Flake: "Mr. President, I will not be complicit or silent."

During his speech on the Senate floor, Senator Jeff Flake declared that the values of this country should not compromised by the requirements of politics. He stated that on behalf of his children and grandchildren, he would not become silent or complicit.

"Politics can make us silence when we should speak ... I would be better able to represent the people of Arizona and to better serve my country and conscience by freeing myself of the political consideration that consumed far too much bandwidth..."

Sen. Flake: To stay silent is "profoundly misguided"

Senator Jeff Flake spoke directly to other members of the Republican party during his announcement that he would not seek reelection in 2018. He addressed other members' "unquestionable loyalty" to the President despite his unprecedented behavior and actions.

"The notion that we shouldn't say or do nothing in the face of such mercurial behavioral is a-historic, and I believe, profoundly misguided."

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