Tag Archives: Steve Bannon

Bannon Claims FBI Is Planning To Assassinate Trump

Mediaite reports: Former Trump strategist Steve Bannon went fully conspiratorial with Alex Jones by claiming the FBI raid on Mar-a-Lago was part of a “deep state” plot to have Donald Trump assassinated or found with incriminating evidence. “I do not think it’s beyond this administrative state and their deep state apparatus to actually try to work on the assassination of …

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Gaetz And Bannon Vow Probes On COVID, The “Stolen Election,” And The “J6 Fedsurrection” After Midterms

Media Matters has the transcript: STEVE BANNON (HOST): What our folks want to know, is when we take back the House, is it going to be same-old-same-old, what’s going to be different? Are we going to go on the attack? REP. MATT GAETZ (R-FL): You know what, the truth is like a lion, it doesn’t need to be protected, it …

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“Big Lie” Lawyer Cleta Mitchell Scurries To Bannon’s Show To Exult In Politico Piece About Work For RNC

Media Matters has the transcript: STEVE BANNON: I’m reading this thing that the RNC is working with this new group and it’s Cleta Mitchell – she’s been on the show many times talking about it – and they meant it as a hit piece. This thing was like a paid advertisement cause it shows you the quality of training they’re …

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Kushner: Leaking Liar Bannon Physically Threatened Me

CNN reports: Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser writes that Bannon once yelled and threatened him in the Cabinet Room after Gary Cohn, a senior economic adviser, informed Kushner that Bannon was leaking negative information about him. “Steve, you gotta stop leaking on Gary,” Kushner said he told Bannon. “We’re trying to build a team here.” Kushner writes that Bannon responded: …

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Dershowitz: SCOTUS Will Overturn Bannon’s Conviction

Mediatite reports: Alan Dershowitz argued Steve Bannon was denied his constitutional right to a jury trial because his trial was held in Washington D.C., which is made up of mostly “Trump haters.” He joined Newsmax TV’s The Record Friday evening to discuss the case with host Greta Van Susteren. “What do you think of this verdict, and what do you …

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Bannon Vows Revenge On Jan. 6 Committee [VIDEO]

The Insider reports: Steve Bannon lashed out at the House January 6 committee hours after being found guilty of contempt of Congress on Friday. Speaking to Fox News host Tucker Carlson, Bannon warned committee staffers that Republicans would have their own committee if they returned to power. “We have to have a real January 6 committee, including to get to …

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BREAKING: Bannon Found Guilty Of Criminal Contempt

Reuters reports: Steve Bannon, a key associate of former President Donald Trump and an influential figure on the American right, was convicted on Friday of contempt of Congress for defying a subpoena from the committee investigating last year’s attack on the U.S. Capitol, a major victory for the Democratic-led panel. A jury found Bannon, 68, guilty of two misdemeanor counts …

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Jury Begins Deliberations In Bannon’s Contempt Trial

CNN reports: Steve Bannon’s attorney Evan Corcoran veered several times into subjects the court wouldn’t allow him to discuss with the jury as he wrapped up his closing argument for Bannon’s innocence. A patter of objections from the Justice Department team that the judge agreed with led to a rocky final few minutes of Bannon’s case. Among other things, Corcoran …

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Bannon To Present No Defense In Contempt Trial

The Hill reports: Steve Bannon’s lawyers will not call any witnesses or introduce any new evidence in his criminal contempt trial after prosecutors spent less than two days laying out their case against the former White House strategist. David Schoen, one of the attorneys representing Bannon, told a federal judge Thursday morning they will not mount a defense in the …

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Prosecution Rests In Bannon’s Criminal Contempt Trial

NPR reports: The prosecution against former Trump political adviser Steve Bannon inched toward a conclusion Wednesday after the Justice Department presented evidence that Bannon flouted multiple warnings that he risked criminal charges for defying a subpoena and rested its case. Outside the courthouse afterwards, Bannon spoke briefly to reporters. He asked why Jan. 6 committee Chairman Bennie Thompson wasn’t present …

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Prosecutors: Bannon Thought He Was “Above The Law”

NBC News reports: Former Donald Trump chief strategist Steve Bannon “decided he was above the law” when he blew off the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack, a federal prosecutor told jurors Tuesday in opening statements of Bannon’s contempt of Congress trial. Bannon “chose to show his contempt for Congress’ authority and its processes” by refusing to comply …

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Jury Selection Complete For Bannon’s Criminal Trial

CNN reports: Steve Bannon’s trial on contempt of Congress charges now has a jury. Fourteen jurors — 9 men and 5 women — will be sworn in shortly at the federal district courthouse in Washington, DC, now. The jury includes a State Department employee, an art salesman, a NASA contractor, a doctor, an architect and a handful of DC government …

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TODAY: Jury Selection Begins In Bannon’s Criminal Trial

CNN reports: Steve Bannon is headed to trial on two criminal charges for his failure to comply with the House’s January 6, 2021, investigation 10 months after receiving subpoenas from the select committee. His proceedings begin Monday with jury selection at the federal courthouse in Washington, DC. The case is a major test of what leverage Congress has when a …

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Book Quotes Bannon: Trump Would Lie About Anything

The Guardian reports: The former White House strategist Steve Bannon has publicly claimed Donald Trump does not lie. But according to a new book, Bannon told aides: “Trump would say anything, he would lie about anything.” The former president lies “to win whatever exchange he [is] having at that moment”, Bannon said. Bannon is quoted in The Big Lie: Election …

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Bannon Loses Final Attempt To Delay Criminal Trial

CNBC reports: A federal judge on Thursday once again denied former Trump advisor Steve Bannon’s attempt to delay his trial on criminal contempt of Congress charges stemming from the House investigation of the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. Bannon’s trial is set to begin Monday, after Judge Carl Nichols of U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., rejected a motion from Bannon …

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Trump Judge Refuses To Delay Bannon’s Contempt Trial

USA Today reports: A federal judge Monday refused to delay the criminal contempt trial of former White House strategist Steve Bannon after the Trump adviser’s weekend agreement to testify before the House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021 Capitol attack. “I see no reason for extending this case any further,” said U.S. District Judge Carl Nichols, paving the way for …

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Trump Lawyer Contradicted Bannon’s Privilege Claim

ABC News reports: The Justice Department revealed in an early Monday morning court filing that federal investigators interviewed former President Donald Trump’s attorney Justin Clark two weeks ago in connection with Steve Bannon’s criminal contempt case. Prosecutors say that Clark confirmed in the interview that at no point did Trump ever invoke executive privilege over Bannon’s testimony — and directly …

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Trump “Waives” Steve Bannon’s Nonexistent Privilege

CNN reports: Steve Bannon — who defied a congressional subpoena and is set to go to trial on criminal contempt charges — told the House select committee investigating the January 6, 2021, insurrection on Saturday that he is now willing to testify, ideally at a public hearing, according to a letter obtained by CNN. Bannon’s reversal comes after he received …

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Trump May Be About To Throw Bannon Under The Bus

The Washington Post reports: Former President Donald Trump is considering sending a letter to Stephen K. Bannon saying that he is waiving executive privilege, potentially clearing the way for his former chief strategist to testify before the House select committee investigating the pro-Trump riot at the Capitol. The letter would reiterate that Trump invoked executive privilege in September 2021, when …

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Police Swarm Bannon’s DC Home In “Swatting” Hoax

The Washington Post reports: Heavily armed police on Friday swarmed around the Capitol Hill rowhouse where former Trump White House adviser Stephen K. Bannon lives after receiving a false report that a man with a gun was inside and had shot someone, according to authorities. Police shut down streets near the Supreme Court and the Capitol for about one hour, …

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