Steve Bannon is no longer in President Trump's inner circle, but Bannon thinks that same inner circle is doing a lousy job defending the president over impeachment. As a result, Bannon has just a launched a daily podcast from the basement of his townhouse in DC to offer advice and critique the current defense strategy. Details and related coverage:
- The show: It's called War Room: Impeachment, and Politico notes that it currently has a limited audience. It airs at 9am daily on half a dozen conservative radio stations in Virginia and Florida. However, Bannon is in talks with other stations, including in New York City. He also aims to have a webcast. Jason Miller, former communications chief of the 2016 Trump campaign, is a co-host.
- His rationale: Bannon thinks Trump's closest advisers are blowing it. "There is not enough focus, and there's no communication between the White House and the Hill or with the grassroots," Bannon tells the Washington Post. He calls the current impeachment process a "mortal threat to Trump's presidency," per Politico, but one the White House isn't taking seriously enough.