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Trump just threw Steve Bannon under the bus and backed it up over him. Alexander Dugin and Steve Bannon’s ideological ties to Vladimir Putin’s Russia. If Trump Fired Bannon, Would He Seek Revenge? When Steve Bannon vacated a home in Florida in 2015, his landlord complained that an entire Jacuzzi had apparently been coated in acid.

If Trump Fired Bannon, Would He Seek Revenge?

After conservative media star Dana Loesch left Bannon’s employ at Breitbart News in 2012, she filed a suit against the website, alleging a plot to “sabotage” her career. When Bannon failed to take over the Biosphere 2 ecology experiment in 1993, he “vowed profanely to take revenge” on a scientist who crossed him, according to the woman’s lawyer. And when Bannon was breaking up with his second wife, she accused him of grabbing her by the throat and threatening to take away their children, while his lawyer reportedly threatened that she would end up with “no money” if the resultant domestic abuse case went to trial. Parting ways with Donald Trump’s chief strategist, it seems, is rarely a simple proposition.

Story Continued Below. Steve Bannon's rise forces Breitbart News out of the shadows, and the basement. President-elect Donald Trump's chief strategist Stephen Bannon is causing a social media firestorm with his controversial commentary and projects.

Steve Bannon's rise forces Breitbart News out of the shadows, and the basement

Let's take a closer look at some of his past positions. USA TODAY NETWORK WASHINGTON — Breitbart News has stepped out of the fringes of American politics and is now, quite literally, moving out of the basement as well. The bare-knuckled conservative news organization has moved its office out of the house where former chief Steve Bannon lived, has begun to reluctantly disclose its ownership, and, in its quest for official recognition, may even go so far as to publicly declare who runs the place.

Breitbart has for the past several years operated, basically, out of Bannon’s house. FBI-led investigative team examines role of conservative news sites in Russia campaign. Federal investigators are examining whether far-right news sites played any role last year in a Russian cyber operation that dramatically widened the reach of news stories — some fictional — that favored Donald Trump’s presidential bid, two people familiar with the inquiry say.

FBI-led investigative team examines role of conservative news sites in Russia campaign

Operatives for Russia appear to have strategically timed the computer commands, known as “bots,” to blitz social media with links to the pro-Trump stories at times when the billionaire businessman was on the defensive in his race against Democrat Hillary Clinton, these sources said. The bots’ end products were largely millions of Twitter and Facebook posts carrying links to stories on conservative internet sites such as Breitbart News and InfoWars, as well as on the Kremlin-backed RT News and Sputnik News, the sources said. Investigators examining the bot attacks are exploring whether the far-right news operations took any actions to assist Russia’s operatives. Why Steve Bannon Wants You to Believe in the Deep State. Like a George Lucas Death Star or one of those planet-eating monsters in Star Trek, the Deep State has crashed into the national consciousness.

Why Steve Bannon Wants You to Believe in the Deep State

Suddenly, it’s not just an obsession of those who inhabit the fevered, conspiracy-laced dream world of Alex Jones or Breitbart, but also the subject of countless news stories and headlines of all stripes across the media spectrum—bigger than anything imaginable, undermining the elected president of the United States, threatening the fundaments of our democracy. Like the Death Star, the American Deep State does not, of course, exist. An appropriation from countries such as Egypt, Turkey, Pakistan and Algeria, where real networks of intelligence, defense and interior ministry officials exercise real power to drive policy, sideline elected officials and eliminate opponents, the American Deep State is nothing more than an invention of President Donald Trump and his allies—the convenient enemy from within that they blame for their frustrations. Steve Bannon: 'Darkness is good' - CNNPolitics.com. The ex-Breitbart executive, who serves as Trump's chief strategist for the new administration, told The Hollywood Reporter that "darkness is good.

Steve Bannon: 'Darkness is good' - CNNPolitics.com

" "Dick Cheney. Darth Vader. Thinker loved by fascists like Mussolini is on Stephen Bannon’s reading list - The Boston Globe. ROME — Those trying to divine the roots of Stephen Bannon’s dark and at times apocalyptic worldview have repeatedly combed over a speech that Bannon, President Trump’s ideological guru, made in 2014 to a Vatican conference, where he expounded on Islam, populism, and capitalism.

Thinker loved by fascists like Mussolini is on Stephen Bannon’s reading list - The Boston Globe

But for all the examination of those remarks, a passing reference by Bannon to an esoteric Italian philosopher has gone little noticed, except perhaps by scholars and followers of the deeply taboo, Nazi-affiliated thinker, Julius Evola. Advertisement “The fact that Bannon even knows Evola is significant,” said Mark Sedgwick, a leading scholar of Traditionalists at Aarhus University in Denmark. Thinker loved by fascists like Mussolini is on Stephen Bannon’s reading list - The Boston Globe. Journalist Says Steve Bannon Had A 'Years-Long Plan' To Take Down Hillary Clinton.

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Journalist Says Steve Bannon Had A 'Years-Long Plan' To Take Down Hillary Clinton

I'm Terry Gross. Perhaps the most controversial move Donald Trump has made since winning the election is the appointment of his campaign chair Steve Bannon as chief strategist and senior counselor for the president. Before joining the campaign, Bannon was executive chair of Breitbart News, a far right website that revels in provocative stories and headlines such as "Birth Control Makes Women Unattractive And Crazy" and "Bill Kristol: A Republican Spoiler Renegade Jew. " Becoming Steve Bannon’s Bannon - The New Yorker.

There’s an old saw about Washington, D.C., that staffers in their twenties know more about the minutiae of government than their bosses do.

Becoming Steve Bannon’s Bannon - The New Yorker

Whether they wield real power is a different question. Julia Hahn, the twenty-five-year-old Breitbart News reporter who has just been named a special assistant to the President, could be a test case. Becoming Steve Bannon’s Bannon - The New Yorker. Where did Steve Bannon get his worldview? From my book. - The Washington Post. The headlines this month have been alarming.

Where did Steve Bannon get his worldview? From my book. - The Washington Post

“Steve Bannon’s obsession with a dark theory of history should be worrisome” (Business Insider). “Steve Bannon Believes The Apocalypse Is Coming And War Is Inevitable” (the Huffington Post). “Steve Bannon Wants To Start World War III” (the Nation). Where did Steve Bannon get his worldview? From my book. Amp.businessinsider. See fast mobile webpages with Google AMP Viewer - Search Help. What Steve Bannon Wants You to Read. The first weeks of the Trump presidency have brought as much focus on the White House’s chief strategist, Steve Bannon, as on the new president himself.

What Steve Bannon Wants You to Read

But if Bannon has been the driving force behind the frenzy of activity in the White House, less attention has been paid to the network of political philosophers who have shaped his thinking and who now enjoy a direct line to the White House. They are not mainstream thinkers, but their writings help to explain the commotion that has defined the Trump administration’s early days. They include a Lebanese-American author known for his theories about hard-to-predict events; an obscure Silicon Valley computer scientist whose online political tracts herald a “Dark Enlightenment”; and a former Wall Street executive who urged Donald Trump’s election in anonymous manifestos by likening the trajectory of the country to that of a hijacked airplane—and who now works for the National Security Council.

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