President Trump's chief strategist, Stephen Bannon, has been removed from the National Security Council.

FOX's Jon Decker has more from the White House:

The White House says that Steve Bannon was put on what's known as the NSC's "Principals Committee" as a check on former National Security Adviser Lt. Gen. Mike Flynn to make sure Flynn carried through with a directive to depoliticize the NSC.

But with H.R. McMaster replacing Flynn, after he mislead Vice President Mike Pence about a conversations he had with a Russian official, the President saw no need for Bannon to stay on the committee.

Bannon's promotion to a regular NSC seat was questioned by critics, who argued that a political adviser should not be given a permanent voice on security issues.

At the White House, Jon Decker, FOX News.