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Sources: Bannon Will Avoid Grand Jury in Mueller Investigation

Another report says Bannon's lawyer fed questions to White House

(Newser) - Following Tuesday's accusations—and ensuing subpoena —from the House Intelligence Committee that the White House told Steve Bannon not to answer certain questions comes a report that not only was that the case but it happened in real time. Sources "familiar with the closed-door session" tell the... More »

Angry House Committee Slaps Bannon With Subpoena

'Only Steve Bannon could unite this committee'

(Newser) - Steve Bannon appeared before the House Intelligence Committee on Tuesday—and was slapped with a subpoena after refusing to answer questions about his time on President Trump's transition team or his stint in the West Wing. Sources tell Politico that the former White House strategist was subpoenaed on the... More »

Bannon's New Issue: A Subpoena From Mueller

Former Trump strategist ordered to submit to questioning on Russia investigation

(Newser) - The fallout over Steve Bannon's comments in the Fire and Fury book just took a new form, that of a subpoena from Robert Mueller. The New York Times reports that the former Trump strategist was issued the subpoena last week compelling him to answer questions about alleged collusion between... More »

SNL Finally Unveils Its Steve Bannon

And it's Bill Murray beneath the Grim Reaper hood

(Newser) - Saturday Night Live wasted little time in tackling the brouhaha over Michael Wolff's White House exposé, with alum Fred Armisen returning as the Fire and Fury author on a Cold Open that returned to the show's running spoof on MSNBC's Morning Joe. Amid what Mashable terms Mika... More »

Steve Bannon Made a Big Mistake With Trump

He forgot who was the 'boss' and who was the 'underling,' writes one analyst. So what's next?

(Newser) - Now that he's out of the White House, lost his main financial backer , and been ousted from Breitbart News , what comes next for Steve Bannon? That remained very much unclear on Wednesday, although one thing was clarified: "Fox News will not be hiring Steve Bannon," a network... More »

Steve Bannon Is Out at Breitbart News

Denunciation by President Trump may have doomed him

(Newser) - Steve Bannon is gone from Breitbart News, the apparent result of the fallout over his inflammatory comments in the new Trump book . Breitbart announced the move Tuesday but did not provide a reason. Bannon had served as executive chairman of the right-wing news outlet since 2012. The New York Times ... More »

Key Backer Abandons Bannon

His future at Breitbart may be in doubt

(Newser) - Thursday was not a good day for Steve Bannon—or the revolution against the GOP establishment he hoped to lead this year. Allies are abandoning the former White House strategist after his split with President Trump, including Breitbart co-owner Rebekah Mercer, a key financial backer. "I support President Trump... More »

Trump Rolls Out New Nickname for Steve Bannon

He's now 'Sloppy Steve'

(Newser) - Steve Bannon's fall from grace is now complete: President Trump has given the former White House strategist a disparaging nickname, much as he did with "Crooked" Hillary Clinton and "Crazy" Bernie Sanders. In an angry tweet late Thursday, Trump blasted both "Sloppy" Steve Bannon and author... More »

Trump Sics His Lawyers on Bannon

Bannon says president is 'a great man'

(Newser) - President Trump slammed Steve Bannon as having "lost his mind" Wednesday—but instead of firing back at his former boss, Bannon described Trump as a "great man." The former chief White House strategist declined to comment at length on Trump's remarks during his Breitbart News Tonight... More »

Trump Responds to Bannon's Damning Comments in Book

'He lost his mind,' says the president of former adviser's comments to author Michael Wolff

(Newser) - A highly anticipated book about the Trump White House comes out next week, and some advance peeks already are making headlines. Two in particular from Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House by Michael Wolff (a Newser founder): The Trump team, including Trump himself, genuinely did not expect to... More »

Bannon, Breitbart Disavow Challenger to Paul Ryan

Paul Nehlen accused of white supremacist, anti-Semitic views

(Newser) - A far-right challenger to Paul Ryan's congressional seat has lost the backing he once enjoyed from Steve Bannon and Breitbart News. Paul Nehlen "is dead to us," Bannon adviser Arthur Schwartz tells CNN . Breitbart editor Joel Pollak tweeted Tuesday night that "he's disqualified himself,"... More »

Steve Bannon Thinks Trump Has 'Lost a Step'

But former adviser denies report that he's considering a run for president himself

(Newser) - Vanity Fair is out with a lengthy profile of Steve Bannon, and the headline floats a provocative idea: "Is Steve Bannon Running For President?" Reporter Gabriel Sherman writes that Bannon called an adviser in October and said he'd consider a run if Trump opts not to run... More »

Alabama Result Is a Massive Setback for Trump

Doug Jones defeats Roy Moore in historic victory for a Democrat in Senate race

(Newser) - Roy Moore has refused to concede —but with all precincts reporting in Alabama, Democratic candidate Doug Jones appears to have won a historic victory in the state, which hadn't elected a Democratic senator since 1992. Moore's defeat, which came after multiple women accused him of sexual misconduct,... More »

Roy Moore Lashes Out in Final Campaign Rally

'One of our attorneys is a Jew,' his wife says

(Newser) - "If you don't believe in my character, don't vote for me," Roy Moore said at a campaign rally on the eve of Tuesday's Senate election in Alabama, once again lashing out at the women who've accused him of sexual misconduct. BuzzFeed describes the rally... More »

Bannon Came to Defend Moore. He Ended Up Bashing Romney

Steve Bannon lashes into Mitt's lack of military service, says he hid behind his religion

(Newser) - Steve Bannon isn't in the White House anymore, but he's still popping up on the political landscape. On Tuesday, he made a showing in Alabama to rally for Roy Moore , the GOP Senate candidate who's been hit with multiple sexual misconduct allegations. But as HuffPost reports, Bannon... More »

Roy Moore Accuser Hits Back in Scathing Open Letter

'Where does your immorality end?,' Leigh Corfman asks

(Newser) - Leigh Corfman says she isn't a 14-year-old girl anymore—and she's not going to take any more abuse from Roy Moore. In an open letter released to AL.com , Corfman, who accuses Moore of undressing her and making sexual advances when she was a young teen, blasts Moore... More »

Rumors Fly About Kushner's White House Role

Front page stories report presidential son-in-law's influence may be waning

(Newser) - Jared Kushner's influence in his father-in-law's White House comes under the microscope on the Sunday front pages of the New York Times and Washington Post in separate articles speculating that his role is waning. Both offer up a bevy of reasons Kushner is no longer front-and-center in both... More »

Steve Bannon Declares New Holiday: 'MAGA Day'

From now on, Trump supporters will celebrate Nov. 8 as if it were Bastille Day, he says

(Newser) - Steve Bannon is a busy man these days, given the one-year anniversary of President Trump's election victory. Among the speeches and interviews he's given is a sit-down with the New York Times , in which he declares a new holiday of sorts. "We celebrated today in the Trump... More »

Steve Bannon Sees One Big Lesson From Tuesday

'You can't fake the Trump agenda,' he says of Ed Gillespie's loss in Virginia

(Newser) - Lots of pundits are calling Tuesday's election results a defeat for President Trump and his agenda. One-time senior aide Steve Bannon has a different take: Losing candidates weren't Trumpian enough. "One of the things about the Gillespie campaign is that you can't fake the Trump agenda,... More »

Super PAC Declares War on Bannon

Group allied with Mitch McConnell hopes to thwart his plans

(Newser) - Steve Bannon's campaign to replace mainstream Republicans in Congress with individuals adhering to his anti-establishment message won't go unimpeded. Per the Washington Post , a super PAC aligned with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has "declared open warfare" against the former White House chief strategist, who's reportedly... More »

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