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Here Come the Pardons: Trump's List Released

President granted clemency to 143

(Newser) - Pardon day is here. The White House was expected to announce a slew of pardons and commutations on Tuesday, President Trump's last full day in office, but instead the list came out early Wednesday, hours before his term ends at noon, CNN reports. The most notable name on the...

Zuckerberg Explains Why Bannon Wasn't Suspended

Twitter suspended his account over beheading comments

(Newser) - Steve Bannon's call for the beheading of FBI Director Christopher Wray and government infectious diseases expert Anthony Fauci didn't warrant a Facebook suspension, according to CEO Mark Zuckerberg. In a recording from an all-staff meeting on Thursday, Zuckerberg said the former White House chief strategist—who said he...

Bannon's Lawyers React to Call for 'Beheadings'
Bannon's Lawyers:
We're Outta Here

Bannon's Lawyers: We're Outta Here

The attorneys say Bannon will 'formally retain new counsel'

(Newser) - Looks like Steve Bannon's lawyers aren't too thrilled with the whole "beheading" thing, Law & Crime reports. In fact, they asked a judge Friday to delay a hearing because they want out. "Mr. Bannon is in the process of retaining new counsel, and [the law firm]...

Steve Bannon Calls for Fauci's 'Head on a Pike'

His podcast account has been permanently banned from Twitter

(Newser) - Steve Bannon's podcast has been permanently banned from Twitter after President Trump's former White House chief strategist called for the beheading of Dr. Anthony Fauci and FBI Director Christopher Wray. Bannon, on his "War Room" YouTube podcast Thursday, was discussing what he thinks should happen should Trump...

Steve Bannon: 'He Took All That Money' From Donors

Accused of stealing from 'We Build the Wall,' Bannon once cracked a joke about it

(Newser) - "Folks, this really happened." So begins a now-viral tweet that includes footage of Steve Bannon joking about stealing money from We Build the Wall—the very thing he's accused of doing . Media Matters reports that Bannon and Brian Kolfage—the founder of the crowdfunding campaign to build...

Steve Bannon: I'm 'Honey Badger,' Will Fight

On his podcast, he calls arrest a 'political hit job'

(Newser) - Steve Bannon isn't lying low. The former Trump strategist returned to his War Room podcast Friday, one day after his arrest on allegations that he stole money from donors to an online campaign. "Everybody knows I love a fight," he said, per CNN . Bannon reiterated a claim...

Bannon: 'Fiasco' Is Plot to Stop People Who Want the Wall

He has pleaded not guilty to wire fraud and money laundering charges

(Newser) - Steve Bannon, who has been indicted on charges of scamming donors to a "We Build the Wall" campaign, blames his political foes for his arrest. "This entire fiasco is to stop people who want to build the wall," President Trump's former chief strategist said after leaving...

Bannon Enters Plea, Gets Terms of Release

Former Trump adviser makes first court appearance

(Newser) - Steve Bannon went from a yacht to a holding cell Thursday, pleading not guilty during his arraignment in New York on federal fraud charges. The former adviser to President Trump was on a 150-footer when he was arrested earlier in the morning on charges that he defrauded donors to a...

Steve Bannon Was Arrested on a Yacht
Trump Responds
to Bannon Arrest
the rundown

Trump Responds to Bannon Arrest

President calls it 'very sad,' adds he never liked premise of crowdfunding a border wall

(Newser) - The details are filling in on the surprise arrest of Steve Bannon Thursday morning on accusations that he and others ripped off donors who gave money to their "We Build the Wall" online campaign. The central allegation: Bannon and three other defendants “defrauded hundreds of thousands of donors,...

Former Trump Adviser Steve Bannon Is Indicted
Steve Bannon
Just Got Indicted

Steve Bannon Just Got Indicted

Federal prosecutors accuse him of defrauding donors in 'we build the wall' campaign

(Newser) - Former top White House adviser Steve Bannon appears to be facing serious legal trouble. Federal prosecutors indicted him Thursday on charges that he defrauded hundreds of thousands of donors in a online fundraising campaign, reports CNBC . The charges are related to a group co-founded by Bannon called "We Build...

Court Gives OK to Steve Bannon for Right-Wing 'Political Academy'

Ex-Trump adviser will set up Dignitatis Humanae Institute in centuries-old Italian monastery

(Newser) - Steve Bannon, President Trump's controversial former top adviser, has emerged victorious in his quest to set up a "right-wing Catholic political academy" in Italy, per Reuters . A ruling released Tuesday notes that the Dignitatis Humanae Institute will be able to set up shop in an 800-year-old monastery to...

Trump's New Defender Is Familiar Face
Bannon Has
Some Advice
for Trump
on Impeachment
the rundown

Bannon Has Some Advice for Trump on Impeachment

Steve Bannon launches podcast to help president, suggests 'witch hunt' be retired

(Newser) - 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...

Top Scot Skips Event That Risks 'Legitimizing' Bannon

Nicola Sturgeon 'would not be part of any process' that normalizes 'far-right, racist views'

(Newser) - Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has pulled out of an Edinburgh conference because former White House strategist Steve Bannon is scheduled to speak at the event. In a tweet Saturday, Sturgeon said she believes "passionately in free speech" but declares she "would not be part of any...

After U-Turn, Bannon Slams 'Gutless' New Yorker

His invitation to the magazine's festival was pulled

(Newser) - Nobody expected Steve Bannon to get an especially warm welcome to the New Yorker Festival—but the backlash was so fierce that the magazine ended up withdrawing its invitation to the former Trump strategist. Guests, readers, and New Yorker staffers were outraged Monday after it was announced that Bannon would...

Woman Confronts Bannon in Bookstore; Owner Calls Cops

Richmond store owner says woman called Bannon 'a piece of trash'

(Newser) - A Virginia business owner says he was forced to call police after a customer confronted Steve Bannon inside his bookstore. Nick Cooke, owner of Black Swan Books in Richmond, tells the Richmond Times-Dispatch that a woman in his store called Bannon "a piece of trash" while the former White...

At Dec. 2016 Meeting, an Alleged $1M Overture

Ex-Qatari delegate Ahmed al-­Rumaihi says Michael Cohen offered him access to Trump

(Newser) - Michael Cohen seems to have kept busy after the election as a "Trump whisperer," and new developments out of the Mideast offer further revelations on his apparent attempts to cash in. Sources tell the Washington Post that in the days before a Dec. 12, 2016, Trump Tower meeting...

Bannon Tells Le Pen's Party: 'Let Them Call You Racist'

Former White House strategist advises the French

(Newser) - Steve Bannon continued his European tour Saturday as a surprise speaker for the struggling National Front party in Paris, NBC News reports. The former White House strategist paced the stage for half an hour, bathing in applause and urging members to embrace some of their critics' worst epithets. "Let...

Report: Mueller Team Grilled Bannon for 20 Hours

Also, he stonewalled House panel in 2nd appearance

(Newser) - Steve Bannon was interrogated for 20 hours over two days this week as part of special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation, the AP reports, citing "a person familiar with the process." The insider says the former White House chief strategist answered every question that was put to...

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...

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...

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