Steve Bannon

Stephen Kevin Bannon (born November 27, 1953) is an American media executive, political figure, strategist, 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. He co-founded as vice-president the board of Cambridge Analytica, the data-analytics firm of the Facebook–Cambridge Analytica data scandal.
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  • Macron says Bannon, Russians eroding Europe ahead of EU vote
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    Macron says Bannon, Russians eroding Europe ahead of EU vote

    PARIS -  French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday accused former Trump strategist Steve Bannon and Russian oligarchs of conspiring with Europe's nationalists to dismantle the European Union, saying Europeans "should not be naive" about foreign interference ahead of this week's European Parliament elections. The centrist French leader said in an interview with French regional newspapers published Tuesday that "Russians and some others" are financing extremist political parties in Europe, without elaborating. Macron also singled out Bannon for criticism. Bannon, who has been in France in recent days and praised far-right leader Marine Le Pen's campaign, called himself an "observer." Macron's

  • The Economist

    Academic controversies Steve Bannon's monastic academy denies monkey business

    A PLAN BY Steve Bannon, Donald Trump's former chief strategist, to launch an alt-right academy in an Italian monastery now risks being scotched by the authorities. Evidence has emerged that a key document used to secure tenancy of the property was forged. Mr Bannon is paying the €100,000-a-year ($111,000) rent on a former Carthusian monastery, the Certosa di Trisulti, in the mountains east of Rome. The property belongs to the state. But in February 2018 Italy's arts and heritage ministry granted a 19-year lease to a Catholic non-profit organisation then based in Rome, the Dignitatis Humanae Institute (DHI), of which Mr Bannon is a trustee. Two official bodies are investigating the concession:

  • Bannon stirs the pot as voting starts in crucial European elections
    Yahoo News

    Bannon stirs the pot as voting starts in crucial European elections

    Steve Bannon, who guided Donald Trump’s “America First” campaign in 2016, is trying to do the same now on an even bigger scale: promoting nationalist-populist parties in many of the 28 countries that begin voting Thursday in elections for the European Parliament.

  • Bannon says killing Huawei more important than trade deal with China
    POLITICO

    Bannon says killing Huawei more important than trade deal with China

    Driving Huawei out of the United States and Europe is “10 times more important” than a trade deal with China, according to former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon. Story Continued Below He also said he would dedicate all his time to shutting Chinese companies out of U.S. capital markets. The remark by Bannon, a strong advocate of an “all-encompassing war” against China, came days after U.S. President Donald Trump signed an executive order effectively banning Huawei from the U.S. market and cutting off its vital components supply. “It is a massive national security issue to the West,” Bannon said, in a phone interview on Saturday with the South China Morning Post. “The executive order

  • the Guardian

    Nigel Farage discussed fronting far-right group led by Steve Bannon

    Nigel Farage discussed the idea of fronting a global alliance of populist and far-right politicians being put together by the controversial former White House strategist Steve Bannon, it has emerged. Farage said he would be keen to take the role after Bannon discussed the idea of forming a group based around populism and “economic nationalism”, with potential members including Hungary's Viktor Orbán and Rodrigo Duterte, the Philippines leader who is accused of presiding over mass rights abuses and who has admitted authorising extrajudicial killings. In discussions spanning 2017 and last year, the Brexit party leader also discussed the concept in detail with Mischaël Modrikamen, a far-right Belgian politician who worked with Farage in Brussels.

  • Carter Page: Obama's FBI, DOJ May Have Spied On Trump Admin
    The Federalist

    Carter Page: Obama's FBI, DOJ May Have Spied On Trump Admin

    Recent statements to The Federalist from former Donald Trump campaign advisor Carter Page suggest the Obama administration, and later career Department of Justice and Federal Bureau of Investigation employees, used the Page surveillance orders to spy, not just on the Trump campaign, but also on the Trump transition team and the Trump administration. Over the weekend, Page told The Federalist that after he left the Trump campaign in late September 2016, he continued to communicate with individuals officially connected to the campaign. “Yes, I stayed in touch with them – including during the transition months and after the start of the new administration,” Page said. While Page refused to identify

  • Fox Business

    Economic war with China about to go to ‘another level,’ Steve Bannon says

    China wasn't ready for Trump-- they're in panic, said Bannon.

  • Daily Mail

    Donald Trump's former chief strategist Steve Bannon explains how Labor, Bill Shorten lost

    Donald Trump's former chief strategist Steve Bannon blames Bill Shorten's focus on inner-city 'elites' and climate change as the reason for Labor's dismal election result. Despite leading opinion polls and being the bookmakers' favourite, Mr Shorten was defeated in Saturday's Federal Election by the Coalition and Prime Minister Scott Morrison. Mr Bannon, 65, said Mr Shorten's campaign failures were similar to Hillary Clinton's when she unexpectedly lost the US Presidential election to Donald Trump in 2016. '[Labor] came out and gave this big sweeping utopian ­vision of climate change and they were hailed by the media and by the urban elites, but it's the little guy that knows it's all going to

  • Steve Bannon in France to try and frame European elections
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    Steve Bannon in France to try and frame European elections

    France's European election campaign has an unexpected guest: controversial American political strategist Steve Bannon, who is praising far-right leader Marine Le Pen and claiming France is the most important country in this week's EU-wide poll. Since Steve Bannon arrived in Paris sometime around the end of last week, he has told newspaper Le Parisian that France's campaign was “without a doubt” the most important in the EU parliamentary elections, then predicted in the Sunday newspaper Journal du Dimanche that “Marine will win in the end” before heaping further praise on the far-right leader on Monday.

  • Bannon's boosting of Le Pen will cost her, regulators rule
    France 24

    Bannon's boosting of Le Pen will cost her, regulators rule

    Steve Bannon has been busy talking up far-right politician Marine Le Pen, who is hoping to upstage French President Emmanuel Macron's La République en Marche (LREM) in this weekend's European Parliament elections, receiving journalists in his Paris hotel suite during his recent visit to France, and turning up on all-news channel BFM TV. That, the Superior Audiovisual Council, ruled on Wednesday, counts as air time for the National Rally under France's strict regulations intended to ensure that political candidates get equal time on television and radio during campaigns. “Her resilience, given that she has managed to come back from her failure in 2017, and the way in which she has given a new

  • CNBC.com

    Steve Bannon is in Europe ahead of elections. And he's upsetting the locals

    Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon has been accused of interfering in Europe's parliamentary elections taking place this week. Trump's former advisor is in Paris as Europeans head to the polls. His presence there comes after several years of courting the region's populist, nationalist and far-right politicians in a bid to forge alliances among the EU's euroskeptics. One of the leaders he has backed is Marine Le Pen, head of France's far-right National Rally party (formerly known as the National Front) that will be going head-to-head with French President Emmanuel Macron's La Republique En Marche party. Predicting a win for Le Pen and her party, Bannon told Le Parisien newspaper

  • Steve Bannon, Russians conspiring with nationalists to destroy the EU, French President Macron warns
    USA Today

    Steve Bannon, Russians conspiring with nationalists to destroy the EU, French President Macron warns

    PARIS – French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday accused former Trump strategist Steve Bannon and Russian oligarchs of conspiring with Europe's nationalists to dismantle the European Union, saying Europeans "should not be naive" about foreign interference ahead of this week's European Parliament elections. The centrist French leader said in an interview with French regional newspapers published Tuesday that "Russians and some others" are financing extremist political parties in Europe, without elaborating. Macron also singled out Bannon for criticism. Bannon, who has been in France in recent days and praised far-right leader Marine Le Pen's campaign, called himself an “observer.” Macron's

  • CNBC

    Steve Bannon is in Europe ahead of elections. And he's upsetting the locals

    Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon has been accused of interfering in Europe's parliamentary elections taking place this week. Trump's former advisor is in Paris as Europeans head to the polls.

  • Steve Bannon is in Europe ahead of elections. And he's upsetting the locals
    CNBC

    Steve Bannon is in Europe ahead of elections. And he's upsetting the locals

    Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon has been accused of interfering in Europe's parliamentary elections taking place this week.

  • France's Macron accuses Bannon, Russians of eroding Europe
    The Seattle Times

    France's Macron accuses Bannon, Russians of eroding Europe

    PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron is accusing former Trump strategist Steve Bannon and Russian oligarchs of conspiring with Europe's nationalists to dismantle the European Union. The centrist French leader said in an interview with French regional newspapers published Tuesday that Europeans “should not be naive” about foreign interference ahead of this week's European Parliament elections. He said “Russians and some others” are financing extreme political parties in Europe, without elaborating. Macron's interview is a last-ditch appeal for support for his centrist movement in the elections, in which nationalists are expected to gain ground amid worries about migration. Macron singled