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Bob Corker weighs in on Steve Bannon, security clearances for Trump's kids

November 16, 2016
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Sen. Bob Corker said Tuesday that he doesn’t really know Steve Bannon, President-elect Donald Trump’s controversial appointment as chief strategist in the White House. “I don’t know him. I’ve never met him. Reince [Priebus] just happened to be someone who I’ve had a number of interactions with and had dinner with,” the Tennessee Republican said in an interview on “CBS This Morning” when asked why he only praised Priebus’s appointment as chief-of-staff. Bannon is considered a leader of the alt-right movement and has been denounced by civil rights groups as someone who promotes white nationalism, racism and anti-Semitism. “The other gentleman I just never met,” Corker said, adding that he had just listened to a CBS News report about Bannon in which he said he learned some things he didn’t know about him. Asked about the possibility that Trump’s children might receive top security clearances while still running their father’s businesses, Corker suggested that won’t happen. “My understanding is they didn’t...

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