Steve Bannon

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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... More »

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... More »

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... More »

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... More »

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... More »

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... More »

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... More »

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... More »

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 »

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