Trump likely does not want to see Pompeo vacate his role and that could be why Pompeo is consulting Bannon who appears to be back in Trump's good graces.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is said to be inching closer to running for Senate in Kansas and has reached out to Steve Bannon as he contemplates his next move.
Pompeo spoke to the former White House counselor about the contest, according to the Washington Examiner, as Bannon's feud with Donald Trump has calmed down.
Bannon 'claimed that Pompeo was leaning towards a run,' according to the newspaper.
But he told a Kansas radio station last month: 'I always need to be open to the possibility that something will change and my path in life will change too.'