Steve Bannon

Stephen Kevin Bannon (born November 27, 1953) is an American media executive, political figure, former investment banker, and the former executive chairman of Breitbart News. He served as White House Chief Strategist in the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump during the first seven months of Trump's term. Bannon was an officer in the United States Navy for seven years in the late 1970s and early 1980s.
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  • Tommy Robinson's cheerleaders are hypocrites, but his strategy is working
    the Guardian

    Tommy Robinson's cheerleaders are hypocrites, but his strategy is working

    Not so long ago it would have been hard to imagine thousands of marchers worshipping the bravery of a far-right troublemaker convicted of contempt of court after risking the collapse of a trial. Since then, Robinson has continued his crusade against “mainstream journalists”, the political establishment, British courts and minority communities.

  • London radio host says Bannon lashed out at him in defense of rightwing activist
    The Hill

    London radio host says Bannon lashed out at him in defense of rightwing activist

    The political editor for a top London talk radio station said that former White House strategist Steve BannonStephen (Steve) Kevin BannonThe Hill's 12:30 Report — Sponsored by Delta Air Lines — GOP spars with FBI agent at tense hearing Bookstore owner calls police after customer confronted Steve Bannon Trump's plan to drown government must be stopped MORE lashed out at him off-air in a vulgar tirade defending a jailed rightwing activist. Theo Usherwood, political editor for LBC, interviewed Bannon and former U.K. Independence Party (UKIP) leader Nigel Farage Sunday morning about Tommy Robinson, an anti-Muslim activist who was arrested and jailed for recording video outside a courthouse. Usherwood

  • Steve Bannon says: now is the moment for Boris Johnson to challenge UK PM May
    IN

    Steve Bannon says: now is the moment for Boris Johnson to challenge UK PM May

    LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's former adviser Steve Bannon believes now is the time for Boris Johnson to challenge British Prime Minister Theresa May for her job, the Daily Telegraph newspaper reported on Saturday. Johnson, who led the main Brexit campaign in the 2016 referendum, resigned as foreign minister on Monday over May's strategy which he said was killing the “Brexit dream” with self-doubt. “Theresa May has got a lot of great qualities – I am not sure if it is the right leader at the right time,” Bannon, Trump's former strategist and a key player in his 2016 election campaign, was quoted by the Daily Telegraph as saying. May's government was rattled by the departures

  • Steve Bannon says: now is the moment for Boris Johnson to challenge UK PM May
    Reuters

    Steve Bannon says: now is the moment for Boris Johnson to challenge UK PM May

    U.S. President Donald Trump's former adviser Steve Bannon believes now is the time for Boris Johnson to challenge British Prime Minister Theresa May for her job, the Daily Telegraph newspaper reported on Saturday. Johnson, who led the main Brexit campaign in the 2016 referendum, resigned as foreign minister on Monday over May's strategy which he said was killing the "Brexit dream" with self-doubt. "Theresa May has got a lot of great qualities – I am not sure if it is the right leader at the right time," Bannon, Trump’s former strategist and a key player in his 2016 election campaign, was quoted by the Daily Telegraph as saying.

  • Revealed: The 'brutal' advice Donald Trump gave to Theresa May on Brexit talks with Brussels
    The Telegraph

    Revealed: The 'brutal' advice Donald Trump gave to Theresa May on Brexit talks with Brussels

    Revealed: The 'brutal' advice Donald Trump gave to Theresa May on Brexit talks with Brussels

  • Donald Trump lashes out at Theresa May over Brexit plan in incendiary interview during UK visit
    Evening Standard

    Donald Trump lashes out at Theresa May over Brexit plan in incendiary interview during UK visit

    Donald Trump has warned Theresa May that her Brexit plan could “kill” any US-trade deal because it would leave the UK closely aligned to the EU. The US President claimed he offered the Prime Minister advice which she turned down and said he “would have done Brexit differently”, in an interview with the Sun. In the interview released while Mr Trump and First Lady Melania were being entertained by the Prime Minister at Blenheim Palace, the president said: "If they do a deal like that, we would be dealing with the European Union instead of dealing with the UK, so it will probably kill the deal.

  • Strzok hearing interrupted by Dem bid to hold Steve Bannon in contempt
    Fox News

    Strzok hearing interrupted by Dem bid to hold Steve Bannon in contempt

    The explosive hearing on Capitol Hill with disgraced FBI agent Peter Strzok came to a brief halt on Thursday as Democrats unsuccessfully tried to change the subject to a discussion about holding ex-White House aide Steve Bannon in contempt for not answering questions from lawmakers earlier this year. California Democratic Rep. Eric Swalwell made the motion to subpoena President Trump's former adviser after House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., threatened to proceed with a contempt citation for Strzok if he continued to refuse to answer questions Thursday about the FBI's Russia investigation. “I move to subpoena Steve Bannon,” Swalwell interjected, amid a heated back-and-forth between

  • Congressman Interrupts Peter Strzok's Hearing to Subpoena Steve Bannon
    The New York Observer

    Congressman Interrupts Peter Strzok's Hearing to Subpoena Steve Bannon

    FBI agent Peter Strzok's Capitol Hill reckoning descended into a bacchanalia on Thursday. After House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) threatened to hold Strzok in contempt for refusing to answer questions related to the Russia investigation, a Democratic congressman interrupted the hearing to move to subpoena Steve Bannon. “I move to subpoena Steve Bannon!” chimed Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.). Bannon had also refused to answer questions that were not pre-approved by the White House when he testified before the House Intelligence committee in February. Swalwell's interruption, it seemed, was to point out Goodlatte's hypocrisy of holding Strzok in contempt, while also initially refusing

  • Bannon hosts Europopulists in London ahead of Trump's visit
    Politico

    Bannon hosts Europopulists in London ahead of Trump's visit

    LONDON – A day before President Donald Trump's arrival here, leaders of Europe's rough-edged populist movement quietly filed into a five-star hotel in London's Mayfair district, unnoticed by summer tourists enjoying their clotted cream. Louis Aliot, a right-wing French politician and boyfriend of the French populist firebrand Marine Le Pen, walked through the lobby to a conference room tucked away behind the restaurant serving afternoon tea. So did Nigel Farage, the right-wing British politician and Brexit mastermind whom the local tabloids say is “banned” by his government from meeting with President Donald Trump during his visit. Story Continued Below Ben Harris-Quinney, chairman of a prominent

  • Ultra-nationalist US demagogue Stephen Bannon hails Australia's new foreign interference laws
    wsws.org

    Ultra-nationalist US demagogue Stephen Bannon hails Australia's new foreign interference laws

    By James Cogan 11 July 2018 Stephen Bannon, the ultra-nationalist demagogue central to the 2016 US election campaign of Donald Trump, has hailed the passage of new “foreign interference” laws in Australia as critical to the escalating US offensive against Chinese “influence” in Asia and the world. Believed to still be in regular contact with the American president, Bannon gloated that the Trump administration had “started a war” with China on July 6, when it imposed huge tariffs on Chinese goods. Bannon's remarks make clear why the Liberal-National Party Coalition government and the Labor Party have gone to such efforts to keep the Australian population ignorant of the agenda behind the new legislation,

  • Theresa May’s Government Nears Collapse as She Prepares to Host Trump
    The National Interest

    Theresa May’s Government Nears Collapse as She Prepares to Host Trump

    Boris Johnson and Sajid Javid loom large. They are sharks in the water just waiting to replace her.