The deterioration of the relationship between the two aides and Trump’s chief strategist predates news over the past week of Bannon’s job being once again on the chopping block, according to their colleagues and sources close to the three officials.

Months ago, Miller and Hahn started to vent privately about Bannon’s penchant for self-promotion. One senior official said they have described Bannon as a “glory hog.” The two have been said to vacillate on the notion that the White House would run smoother with less of the leaking and infighting that they attribute to Bannon. They have been alarmed by his determination to carry out vendettas in secret…

Miller, four West Wing officials said, has also begun to view the shenanigans surrounding Bannon as a distraction toward the goal of implementing the president’s agenda.