Trump Tower meeting with Russians 'treasonous', Steve Bannon says in explosive book. Donald Trump’s former chief strategist Steve Bannon has described the Trump Tower meeting between the president’s son and a group of Russians during the 2016 election campaign as “treasonous” and “unpatriotic”, according to an explosive new book seen by the Guardian.
Bannon, speaking to author Michael Wolff, warned that the investigation into alleged collusion with the Kremlin will focus on money laundering and predicted: “They’re going to crack Don Junior like an egg on national TV.” Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, reportedly based on more than 200 interviews with the president, his inner circle and players in and around the administration, is one of the most eagerly awaited political books of the year. In it, Wolff lifts the lid on a White House lurching from crisis to crisis amid internecine warfare, with even some of Trump’s closest allies expressing contempt for him.
Bannon has criticised Trump’s decision to fire Comey. Fire and Fury will be published next week. Bannon: 2016 Trump Tower meeting was 'treasonous' Steve Bannon's 'war' plans for 2018 come into focus. The recent Republican Senate primary in Alabama was about far more than a single seat.
In a variety of ways, the race between Luther Strange and Roy Moore was a proxy fight, pitting the conservative Republican establishment against even its even-more-conservative insurgent base. When Moore cruised to a rather easy victory, it jolted GOP politics nationwide. The Washington Examiner reported a few days after the primary that senior Republican strategists have begged red-state incumbents – including Sens. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) – to “prepare early for a primary.” Tough Sell On The Obstruction Of Justice Case Against Trump. Steve Bannon, Unrepentant.
(Rex Features via AP Images) Steve Bannon on the phone, December 9, 2016 What follows is the article that likely pushed Steve Bannon, President Trump’s chief strategist and architect of his white nationalist messaging, out the White House door. Robert Kuttner, the co-founder and co-editor of this magazine, never expected a phone call from Bannon; the Prospect, after all, is a proudly liberal and defiantly anti-Trump journal. Nonetheless, Bannon called him on Tuesday afternoon, and on Wednesday, we posted Kuttner’s piece—a careful report of what Bannon said and an insightful analysis of why he said it. You can read it below. You might think from recent press accounts that Steve Bannon is on the ropes and therefore behaving prudently. But Bannon was in high spirits when he phoned me Tuesday afternoon to discuss the politics of taking a harder line with China, and minced no words describing his efforts to neutralize his rivals at the Departments of Defense, State, and Treasury.
Advertisement. Bannon, basically: Trump’s campaign was a fraud. By Callum Borchers By Callum Borchers The Fix Analysis Analysis Interpretation of the news based on evidence, including data, as well as anticipating how events might unfold based on past events August 19 at 8:00 AM Former White House chief strategist Stephen K.
Stephen K. Steve Bannon Returns To Breitbart News, Talks Of 'War' To Come. 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.
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.
Let's take a closer look at some of his past positions. USA TODAY NETWORK. 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.
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.
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.
" "Dick Cheney. Darth Vader. Satan. 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.
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. Evola, who died in 1974, wrote on everything from Eastern religions to the metaphysics of sex to alchemy. But he is best known as a leading proponent of Traditionalism, a worldview popular in far-right and alternative religious circles that believes progress and equality are poisonous illusions. 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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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. Whether they wield real power is a different question. 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. “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). A common thread in these media reports is that President Trump’s chief strategist is an avid reader and that the book that most inspires his worldview is “The Fourth Turning: An American Prophecy.” I wrote that book with William Strauss back in 1997. 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.