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Recently ousted White House chief strategist Steve Bannon has told allies he wants to expand Breitbart News' video capabilities to create a news network to occupy the ideological space to the right of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc-owned (FOX) - Get Fox Corporation Class B Report Fox News, Axios reported.

The late Fox Chairman and CEO Roger Ailes reportedly told Bannon he wanted to start a news channel together before his death in May. Bannon has told insiders he sees Fox moving in a more globalist direction without Ailes at the helm and wants to create a news network to compete with the often-conservative outlet.

Bannon reportedly has the backing of Long Island hedge fund billionaire Bob Mercer, who has expressed interest in expanding Bannon's Breitbart News overseas. Bannon told Bloomberg as soon as he left the White House that he plans to "go to war for Trump against his opponents," including what he calls "West Wing Democrats" such as Gary Cohn, Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump.

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Bannon retook his position as executive chairman of Breitbart less than five hours after the White House confirmed his "mutually agreed" departure. It's unclear if a Breitbart network would be online for streaming only or a standalone TV network.

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