WASHINGTON, D.C. (CBS4) – Steve Bannon has stepped down from his role as chairman of Breitbart News, according to the organization’s website.

Bannon, a former White House strategist for President Donald Trump, and the company will “work together on a smooth and orderly transition.”

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Steve Bannon speaks before introducing Republican Senatorial candidate Roy Moore during a campaign event at Oak Hollow Farm on December 5, 2017 in Fairhope, Alabama. Mr. Moore is facing off against Democrat Doug Jones in next week’s special election for the U.S. Senate. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Bannon said on the site he’s proud of the team and what it has accomplished.

The news comes after the president distanced himself from Bannon following his comments in the new “Fire and Fury: Inside Trump’s White House” book by Michael Wolff.

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Copies of the book “Fire and Fury” by author Michael Wolff are displayed on a shelf at Book Passage on January 5, 2018 in Corte Madera, California. A controversial new book about the inner workings of the Trump administration hit bookstore shelves nearly a week earlier than anticipated after lawyers for Donald Trump issued a cease and desist letter to publisher Henry Holt & Co. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

The book hit the shelves on Friday and it’s already number one on Amazon’s best-seller list.

One of Bannon’s more damning claims in the book is that a meeting between a Russian attorney and Donald Trump Junior was treasonous.

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Donald Trump Jr. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/Getty Images)

Bannon later said he regretted his remarks and still supports Trump.

It’s unclear who, if anyone, might take Bannon’s place at Breitbart.

Bannon joined the organization in 2012.


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