Tag Archives: Steve Bannon

Lawyer Behind GA Lawsuit: Patriots Have To Come Together And Do What Founding Fathers Did In 1776

Pro-Trump lawyer Lin Wood, who this week engineered the Kenosha killer’s release on bail and who sued election officials in Georgia, appeared to call for civil war in an appearance today on Steve Bannon’s webcast. Media Matters has the transcript: LIN WOOD: I think the audience has to do what the people that were our Founding Fathers did in 1776. …

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Bannon Issues Call For “Patriots” To Die For Trump

Media Matters reports: On Veterans Day, former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon referred to a 19th century poem to surreptitiously call for Americans to fight and die for a second Trump term. For years, Bannon has cloaked his extremist positions with obscure and pretentious references. In this case, his co-host Jack Maxey read an excerpt from “Lays of Ancient …

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Zuckerberg Defends Not Banning Steve Bannon: Calling For Beheading Anthony Fauci “Did Not Cross The Line”

Reuters reports: Facebook chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg told an all-staff meeting on Thursday that former Trump White House adviser Steve Bannon had not violated enough of the company’s policies to justify his suspension when he urged beheading two senior U.S. officials, according to a recording heard by Reuters. “We have specific rules around how many times you need to violate …

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Fauci On Bannon’s Beheading Call: “That’s Unusual”

ABC News reports: During an interview Wednesday on Australian TV, Anthony Fauci talked about the stressful nature of his job and said, “To deny that would be to deny reality.” “When you have public figures like Bannon calling for your beheading, that’s really kind unusual, I think,” he said. “That’s not the kind of thing you think about when you’re …

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FB Removes Pages Linked To Steve Bannon For Disinfo

CNBC reports: Facebook on Monday removed a network of pages tied to former Trump advisor Steve Bannon for using tricks to increase their reach. Facebook routinely removes networks of pages set up to mislead users with disinformation. “We’ve removed several clusters of activity for using inauthentic behavior tactics to artificially boost how many people saw their content,” a spokesman for …

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Bannon’s Lawyers Quit After “Behead Fauci” Comment

Law & Crime reports: The day after Steve Bannon mused about beheading FBI Director Christopher Wray and Dr. Anthony Fauci, the Trump loyalist’s powerhouse lawyers asked a federal judge on Friday to postpone a hearing scheduled for Monday because they intend to withdraw from his criminal case. “Mr. Bannon is in the process of retaining new counsel, and Quinn Emanuel …

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Twitter Bans Steve Bannon For Call To Behead Fauci

CNN reports: Twitter permanently suspended an account belonging to former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon after he suggested Thursday morning that Dr. Anthony Fauci and FBI Director Christopher Wray should be beheaded. His comments were made in a video posted to his Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter accounts. Bannon falsely claimed President Trump had won reelection, despite several key states …

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Bannon: Trump Should Have Twitter’s CEO Arrested

“They’re taking down the president of the United States. If the president of the United States does not call Bill Barr now, today, this moment — what is it? Section 232 of the Defense Act — and send U.S. marshals out to San Francisco and arrest Jack Dorsey today — I said it on Vice the other day and that …

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Giuliani: Trump Should Declare Victory Tonight [VIDEO]

Media Matters has the transcript: RUDY GIULIANI (GUEST): I don’t think these early votes are going to be as bad as they think. We shouldn’t assume it. We should assume if he has a credible lead — a point or more — we’ll call the state and we should put it in his column and we start off from there …

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Bannon: Trump Will Declare Victory On Election Night And Then “We’re Going To Get In The Counting Rooms”

“The one thing we’ve taken off the table I’m pretty sure is the knockout blow of a Biden win on Tuesday night — not going to happen. So, you take that off the table then you’re in uncharted territories. “President Trump is going to declare victory on Tuesday night. I’m glad the mainstream media is finally catching up with that. …

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NBC: “Leaked” Biden Files Are From Fake Company

NBC News reports: One month before a purported leak of files from Hunter Biden’s laptop, a fake “intelligence” document about him went viral on the right-wing internet, asserting an elaborate conspiracy theory involving former Vice President Joe Biden’s son and business in China. That document, a 64-page composition that was later disseminated by close associates of President Donald Trump, appears …

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Bannon Crony Sends Mobs After Chinese Dissidents

Foreign Policy reports: A prominent Chinese dissident pulls his children from school and flees his Texas home. A California-based democracy activist faces days of threats and harassment from protesters gathered in his driveway. Both were targets on a hit list of dissidents released last month by the exiled Chinese businessman Guo Wengui, who has claimed without evidence they are spies …

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Prosecutors Reject Kobach Bid For Scam Wall Funds

Law & Crime reports: Federal prosecutors in the Southern District of New York filed a testy memo opposing an attempt by non-parties We Build the Wall and its general counsel-cum-advisory board member Kris Kobach to intervene in the criminal fraud case against Steve Bannon and Brian Kolfage. Prosecutors said Tuesday that the We Build the Wall-Kobach request to get involved …

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Bannon: Trump Will Appoint Giuliani As FBI Director

“We have called for, since last Thursday when the New York Post story broke, for either the — Rudy Giuliani said it first, that Wray should resign. I say he should be fired if he couldn’t answer the questions. “The Washington Post broke a big scoop that the president is thinking about Wray. Note to Washington Post, you’ve got to …

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Steve Bannon: If Trump Loses, He’ll Run Again In 2024

The Week reports: Former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon predicted that if President Trump loses re-election in 2020, he’ll run again in 2024. “I’ll make this prediction right now: If for any reason the election is stolen from, or in some sort of way Joe Biden is declared the winner, Trump will announce he’s going to run for re-election …

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Bannon Launches Tour Called “The Plot To Steal 2020”

Media Matters reports: Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon has kicked off a national speaking tour about the upcoming election titled “The Plot to Steal 2020.” It’s a thinly veiled attempt to spread conspiracy theories and discredit any efforts to ensure that citizens can vote safely. Bannon, who recently pleaded not guilty to federal fraud charges, has stated that …

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Steve Bannon Behind Latest Fake “China Virus” Story

The Daily Beast reports: A new study purporting to show that the novel coronavirus was manufactured in a Chinese lab was published by a pair of nonprofit groups linked to Steve Bannon, the former top Trump strategist now facing felony fraud charges. The study, co-authored by a Chinese virologist who fled Hong Kong this year, claims that “laboratory manipulation is …

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Bannon Was Paying Trump Campaign Aide $20K/Month

Salon reports: Senior Trump campaign official Jason Miller appears to have been paid about $20,000 a month for work done for a nonprofit co-founded by indicted former Trump strategist Steve Bannon, according to public court filings obtained by Salon. The nonprofit — now reportedly under investigation in connection with the federal charges against Bannon — started paying Miller the same …

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Bannon Trial Set For May 2021 In Border Wall Scam

The Guardian reports: Former White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon and three co-defendants are scheduled to stand trial in May over charges that they scammed hundreds of thousands of donors into contributing to a fundraising campaign purportedly to build a private U.S.-Mexico border wall. U.S. District Judge Analisa Torres in Manhattan on Monday announced a May 24 start date for …

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Court: Steve Bannon Can Stay On Yacht Due To COVID

The New York Daily News reports: Steve Bannon may be facing years behind bars but at least he can do his next court appearance in his swim trunks. The right-wing flame-thrower got permission to appear via video next Monday for a Manhattan hearing on charges that he scammed donors who gave millions to a charity claiming to build a stretch …

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