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  • Bannon's Refusal to Testify [Explained by former Judicial Watch lawyer]

    01/19/2018 3:44:22 AM PST · by Moseley · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 19, 2018 | Jonathon A Moseley
    During ten hours of questioning by the House Intelligence Committee, on the instructions of the Trump White House, Steve Bannon refused to testify about his work for the Trump administration and the Trump transition team. But the leaks tell us that Bannon did testify about his time working on the Trump election campaign for president. So let me explain, as an attorney who worked for Judicial Watch under Larry Klayman and has more recently performed legal work for Klayman at Freedom Watch. The elites in Congress and the news media should know better. The Washington establishment was all upset, as...
  • Inside the room: What Steve Bannon told Congress yesterday

    01/17/2018 12:38:03 PM PST · by mojito · 10 replies
    Axios ^ | 1/17/2018 | Jonathan Swan
    Steve Bannon made one conspicuous slip up in his closed-door hearing on Tuesday with the House Intelligence Committee, according to four sources with direct knowledge of the confidential proceedings. Bannon admitted that he'd had conversations with Reince Priebus, Sean Spicer and legal spokesman Mark Corallo about Don Junior's infamous meeting with the Russians in Trump Tower in June 2016. Why it matters: The meeting — and the subsequent drafting of a misleading statement on Air Force One — has become one of the most important focal points of the Russia investigations, both on Capitol Hill and within Robert Mueller's team,...
  • White House official: House intel panel broke an agreement on limiting scope of questions for Bannon

    01/17/2018 12:19:57 PM PST · by detective · 12 replies
    CNBC ^ | 1/17/2018 | Eamon Javers
    The White House believed it had an agreement with the House Intelligence Committee to limit questions for Steve Bannon only to events on the presidential campaign, a White House official told CNBC. According to the official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, staffers for the committee and the White House on Friday discussed the parameters of Bannon's testimony. Asked if negotiations over Bannon's testimony are ongoing as of Wednesday morning, the official said: "There's no negotiation now, they haven't engaged with us."
  • 'Total free-for-all' as Bannon clashes with Intel members

    01/17/2018 5:46:50 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/16/18 08:19 PM EST | KATIE BO WILLIAMS AND OLIVIA BEAVERS
    Former White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon on Tuesday rocketed to the center of the public controversy surrounding the Trump campaign and Russia. The onetime Breitbart mogul now faces multiple subpoenas — from Capitol Hill and special counsel Robert Mueller — stemming from investigations of Russia’s interference in the U.S. presidential election. The House Intelligence Committee issued a pair of subpoenas, for both documents and testimony, when Bannon declined to answer some questions during an all-day interview on Tuesday, according to multiple sources. Earlier in the day, The New York Times reported that Mueller last week served Bannon a separate...
  • Bannon Is Subpoenaed in Mueller’s Russia Investigation

    01/16/2018 9:07:04 AM PST · by janetjanet998 · 96 replies
    WASHINGTON — Stephen K. Bannon, President Trump’s former chief strategist, was subpoenaed last week by the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, to testify before a grand jury as part of the investigation into possible links between Mr. Trump’s associates and Russia, according to a person with direct knowledge of the matter.
  • Former Trump adviser Steve Bannon arrives on Capitol Hill to meet with House Intelligence Committee

    01/16/2018 8:43:23 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 30 replies
    ABC News ^ | January 16, 2018 | ALI DUKAKIS KENDALL KARSON
    Former White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon arrived on Capitol Hill this morning for a closed door meeting with the House Intelligence Committee. Bannon is expected to face questions about the ongoing investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. This meeting comes after Bannon resigned as executive chairman of Breitbart News following the release of Michael Wolff’s tell-all "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House." The book, which includes harsh comments from Bannon on the controversial June 2016 Trump Tower meeting between campaign officials and a Russian lawyer, renewed questions about Trump’s campaign activity.
  • Former White House Chief-of-Staff Steve Bannon claims the president's lawyer paid off 100 women [tr]

    01/14/2018 5:17:36 AM PST · by C19fan · 72 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 13, 2018 | Abigail Miller Jessica Finn, and Francesca Chambers
    Steve Bannon suggested that Donald Trump's lawyers paid off 100 women who had sexual encounters with the then-candidate during the 2016 presidential campaign. Porn star Stephanie Clifford is said to have been paid $130,000 in 2016 to keep quiet about an alleged 2006 sexual encounter with Trump. And Bannon, in an interview for journalist Michael Wolff's tell-all book about the Trump White House 'Fire and Fury', suggested that Clifford wasn't the only woman to receive a similar payout.

    01/10/2018 4:24:46 PM PST · by Rebel2016 · 173 replies
    Ann Coulter ^ | 01/10/2018 | Ann Coulter
    In order to prove he doesn't have dementia, as alleged in a recent book, President Trump called a meeting with congressional leaders on Tuesday -- and requested that it be televised. Ivanka: Show them at your best, Daddy! He then proceeded to completely sell out the base and actually added to his problems by appearing senile. In a half-dozen exchanges -- which, again, he wanted televised -- Trump responded to remarks as if he had no clue what the person was saying. One senator would talk -- he'd agree. Someone else would say the exact opposite -- he'd agree with...
  • Meghan McCain confronts Michael Wolff about factual errors in book:

    01/10/2018 4:48:48 PM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 10, 2018 | Katie Leach
    "The View" co-host Meghan McCain confronted author Michael Wolff over the errors and journalism tactics used in his new controversial book, Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House on Wednesday. McCain asked Wolff about his credibility, which has been called into question since excerpts of the book were released last week and critics pointed out inconsistencies in his reporting. When Wolff tried to turn the conversation around, she began listing off a number of the book’s skeptics including President Trump, New York Times’ Maggie Haberman, and Vogue’s Anna Wintour. “This hits a special place for me because my family...
  • Bannon’s fast rise, faster fall and uncertain future

    01/09/2018 10:35:58 PM PST · by conservative98 · 11 replies
    WP ^ | January 9, 2018 | Callum Borchers
    What's next for Bannon? “I don't think he'll be quiet or silent for very long,” Kurt Bardella, a former Breitbart spokesman, told me. “Accepting fate or defeat is not in his DNA. Someone who entertains running for president doesn't just retreat and shrink away into anonymity. He will try and reinvent himself. He will try and finish what he started.” Bardella's remark about presidential ambitions refers to a December Vanity Fair article in which Gabriel Sherman reported that a White House run “has at least been a passing thought” for Bannon. “In October,” Sherman wrote, “Bannon called an adviser and...
  • Who Vouched for Wolff at the White House?

    01/09/2018 3:31:09 PM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Rush ^ | January 9, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: So, ladies and gentlemen, before we get going with the primary thrust of today’s program there’s still a lot on the Wolff thing. I was talking to Snerdley — I don’t ask people, I tell them, I was saying, “I really would like to know who vouched for Wolff in the White House. Somebody had to tell somebody that Wolff was okay. Somebody had to vouch for the guy.” And everybody is saying that it’s Steve Bannon. And I’m not so sure that that’s right. And until I’m sure who it is, I’m not gonna speculate or say so,...
  • BREAKING: Steve Bannon Steps Down From Breitbart News Network

    01/09/2018 1:50:30 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 39 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | January 9, 2018 | Carter
    Steve Bannon stepped down from his post as the executive chairman of Breitbart News Tuesday.
  • Steve Bannon stepping down from Breitbart after controversial comments in tell-all book

    01/09/2018 1:20:00 PM PST · by Coronal · 44 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 9, 2018 | Melissa Quinn
    Steve Bannon, the executive chairman of Breitbart News, is stepping down from the news organization, according to a report. The New York Times reported the news of Bannon's departure from Breitbart on Tuesday.
  • Bannon stepping down from Brietbart (just now on Fox TV live)

    01/09/2018 1:14:26 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 11 replies
    Holy crappola...I don't have a live source, Batman. Just heard it on live Fox TV (that delightful Melissa Francis announcing).
  • Stephen K. Bannon Steps Down from Breitbart News Network

    01/09/2018 1:14:44 PM PST · by C19fan · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 9, 2018 | Staff
    Stephen K. Bannon has stepped down from Breitbart News Network, where he served as Executive Chairman since 2012. Bannon and Breitbart will work together on a smooth and orderly transition.

    01/09/2018 1:14:32 PM PST · by JME_FAN · 107 replies
    1/9/2018 | JME_FAN
    Just heard on Howie Carr Show that Steve Bannon has resigned from Breitbart. No link or further info yet
  • Apology NOT accepted! White House says 'the man has lost his mind, and good riddance..

    01/08/2018 2:48:16 PM PST · by COUNTrecount · 75 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | January8, 2018
    Apology NOT accepted! White House says 'the man has lost his mind, and good riddance' after 'Sloppy' Steve Bannon claims he was not talking about Don Jr when he slammed 'treasonous' Trump Tower meeting On Sunday, Steve Bannon released statements to Axios apologizing to President Trump and Donald Trump Jr 'I regret that my delay in responding to the inaccurate reporting regarding Don Jr has diverted attention from the president's historical accomplishments' He explained that when he labeled the Trump Tower meeting with Russians 'treasonous' he was criticizing Paul Manafort, who should have known better Donald Trump Jr, Bannon said,...
  • Bannon group shopped anti-Trump document in 2015

    01/08/2018 2:47:05 PM PST · by conservative98 · 32 replies
    CNN ^ | Updated 3:27 PM ET, Mon January 8, 2018 | By Sara Murray, Evan Perez and Jeremy Diamond, CNN
    Washington (CNN)Before Donald Trump and Steve Bannon were enemies, they were allies. And not long before that, Bannon was part of an effort to sink Trump's presidential hopes -- even if Trump didn't know it. A conservative watchdog group led by Bannon tried to discredit Trump in the early stages of the 2016 Republican presidential primary by shopping a document alleging that Trump had ties to mobsters
  • Was Michael Wolff the set up to smoke out leakers?

    01/08/2018 9:39:41 AM PST · by Starman417 · 86 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 01-07-18 | DrJohn
    Despite what the radical left wing press asserts, Donald Trump is not mentally impaired, nor is he naive or stupid. He would not allow an author with a highly dubious record But Wolff has also been taken to task for blurring the lines between hot take and hatchet job. “Wolff exploits the human tendency to confuse frankness and cruelty with truth-telling,” media critic Jack Shafer wrote in Slate in 1998. “And by repeatedly reminding the reader of what a dishonest, scheming little s- he is, he seeks to inflate his credibility.” As The Post’s Paul Farhi wrote this week, credibility...
  • BBC Exposes 'Wolfman Hack' Michael Wolff's 'Fire and Fury' as Hyped-Up Fiction & Gossip

    01/07/2018 10:36:16 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/07/18 | Judi McLeod
    It isn't the emperor who has no clothes, it's Wolfman Hack Michael Wolff who has none Gossip monger supremo Michael Wolff is convinced that “the story” he told in his book ‘Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House’ is the one that will take down President Donald Trump. Welcome to the promise of Wolfman Hack, the assassin sent by the Democrats to shut up the most outspoken president in all of U.S. history. “In an interview with BBC Radio on Saturday, Michael Wolff, the author of the dubiously sourced gossip book targeting President Trump, boasted to host Nick Robinson...