Steven Kevin Bannon

Chief Strategist and Senior Counsel

 

  • 1/1/96 Arrested and charged with misdemeanor domestic violence, battery and dissuading a witness. Altercation involves Steve pulling at his wife of seven month’s neck and wrist in a fight over money, and smashing the phone when she attempted to call 911. Police photographed marks on her neck and wrists and a telephone in pieces. (source)(police report)(source)
  • 8/12/96 Charges dropped after wife does not appear in court. Wife later claims that Steve instructed her to leave town in order to not testify, stating “if I wen tto court he and his attorney would make sure that I would be the one who was guilty.” Also says that Steve’s lawyer Steve Mandell told her if Steve went to jail, she “’would have no money and no way to support the children.” (source)(source)
  • June 2007 After garnering $60 million in investments from Goldman Sachs (2006), the World of Warcraft gold-farming company Internet Gaming Entertainment buckles under a class action lawsuit launched by the gamer community. Bannon goes from board member to CEO until 2012 when he takes over Brietbart. (source)(source)
  • 2/7/13 A writer for Breitbart.com reports that former Senator Chuck Hagel was paid to speak at an event sponsored by “Friends of Hamas.” (source) Twelve days later a reporter admits that the story originated from a sarcastic comment he had made. (source) Breitbart maintains that the story is accurate. (source)
  • 4/14/14 Launches an ad campaign for Breitbart California that includes posters of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s head superimposed onto a scantily clad Miley Cyrus dancing on California governor Gerry Brown. (source)(source)(source)
  • 11/8/14 A Brietbart reporter erroneously identifies Loretta Lynch, President Obama’s nominee for attorney general, as the same Loretta Lynch from Bill Clinton’s Whitewater defense team. (source)(source)
  • 10/4/15 Referring to the obscure, overtly racist French novel The Camp of the Saints by Jean Raspail, states "It’s been almost a Camp of the Saints-type invasion into Central and then Western and Northern Europe." (audio recording via SoundCloud) The novel details hordes of violent brown-skinned refugees pouring into Europe, the U.S. and other white-majority nations, creating a societal collapse. (HuffPo)
    • 1/6/16 Again refers to the novel: "It's not a migration. It's really an invasion. I call it the Camp of the Saints." (audio recording via SoundCloud)
    • 4/7/16  And again: "When we first started talking about this a year ago, we called it the Camp of the Saints. ... I mean, this is Camp of the Saints, isn’t it?”(audio recording via SoundCloud)
  • 8/21/16 Has stated: "I'm a Leninist... Lenin wanted to destroy the state, and that’s my goal too. I want to bring everything crashing down, and destroy all of today’s establishment." (source)
  • 9/17/16 Some headlines from Brietbart News: (source)
    • “World Health Organization Report: Trannies 49xs Higher HIV Rate”
    • “Big Trans Hate Machine Targets Pitching Great Curt Schilling”
    • “Sympathy for the Devils: The plot Against Roger Ailes – And America”
    • “Gabby Giffords: The Gun Control Movement’s Human Shield”
    • “Planned Parenthood’s Body Count Under Cecile Richards is Up to Half a Holocaust”
    • “Birth Control Makes Women Unattractive and Crazy”
    • “Physician: Mainstream Media ‘Strangely Silent’ About Hillary Clinton’s Health”
    • “Roger Stone: Huma Abedin ‘Most Likely A Saudi Spy’ With ‘Deep, Inarguable Connections’ to ‘Global Terrorist Entity’”
    • “Lesbian Bridezillas Bully Bridal Shop Owner Over Religious Beliefs”
    • “After the Pulse Club Massacre, It’s Time for Gays to Come Home to Republican Party”
    • “The Solution to Online Harassment Is Simple: Women Should Log Off”
    • “Hillary Clinton’s Muslim Brotherhood Problem”
    • “Trump 100% Vindicated: CBS Reports ‘Swarm’ on Rooftops Celebrating 9/11”
    • “Donald Trump Praises Breitbart’s Washington Political Editor Matthew Boyle: ‘Very Good Reporter’”
    • “Data: Young Muslims in the West Are a Ticking Time Bomb, Increasingly Sympathising with Radicals, Terror”
    • “Racist, Pro-Nazi Roots of Planned Parenthood Revealed”
    • “Breitbart News Posts Factual Headline About ‘Race War’ Double Murder, Internet Melts Down”
    • “NAACP Joins Soros Army Plotting DC Disruptions, Civil Disobedience, Mass Arrests”
    • “Exclusive – Donald Trump Plans to Continue GOP Legacy of Leading on Women’s, Civil Rights Against Racist, Sexist Democrats”
    • “Six Reasons Pamela Geller’s Muhammed Cartoon Contest is no Different From Selma”
  • 10/10/16 Several of Bill Clinton’s accusers are seated on the front row of a presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, on Steve Bannon’s recommendation. (source)(source)
  • 11/14/16 Some headlines from Breitbart News: (source)
    • July 2016 'The solution to online 'harassment' is simple: Women should log off'
    • July 2016 'Suck it up buttercups: Dangerous Faggot Tour returns to colleges in September'
    • May 2016 'Bill Kristol: Republican spoiler, renegade Jew'
    • February 2016 ' "Would you rather your child had feminism or cancer?" '
    • December 2015 'Trannies whine about hilarious Bruce Jenner billboard'
    • July 2015 'Hoist it high and proud: The Confederate flag proclaims a glorious heritage'
    • June 2015 'Gay rights have made us dumber, it's time to get back in the closet'
    • July 2016 'Science proves it: Fat-shaming works'
    • July 2016 "There's no hiring bias against women in tech, they just suck at interviews"
  • 11/16/16 Reported to the FBI for illegally coordinating Super PAC activities with the Trump campaign and receiving $950,090 in illegal payments from the Super PAC. (source)
  • 11/18/16 In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter: “Dick Cheney. Darth Vader. Satan. That’s power. It only helps us when they (liberals) get it wrong. When they’re blind to who we are and what we’re doing.” (source)(source)(source) From the same interview he proclaims: “I’m not a white nationalist. I’m a nationalist. I’m an economic nationalist.”
  • 1/21/17 Said it would be 'not such a bad thing' if millions of African-Americans lost right to vote and told colleagues he thought some people were genetically superior to others. (source)(source)
  • 1/26/17 Says in a phone interview: “The media should be embarrassed and humiliated and keep its mouth shut and just listen for awhile... I want you to quote this. The media here is the opposition party." (source)
  • 1/28/17 Named a member of the National Security Council, while the Director of National Intelligence and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff are ousted from the Council. (source)
  • 1/30/17 Reported that Bannon does not keep an official paper trail during NSC meetings, and does not seek guidance or input from how the NSC should be organized. (source)
  • 2/21/17 Is reported that a week before VP Pence visited NATO and pledged "steadfast and enduring" commitment to the EU, Bannon had met with a German diplomat and stated taht EU was flawed and that relations should be conducted on a bilateral basis. (source)
  • 2/23/17 Speaking at CPAC, rails against the "corporatist global media" and that his plan of "the deconstruction of the administrative state" has just begun. "It's going to get worse every day for the media." (NYT)(HuffPo)
  • 4/5/17 In a shuffle orchestrated by National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster, Bannon is removed from the National Security Council, while the Director of National Intelligence and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff are restored to the NSC principals committee. (NYT)
  • 4/12/17 Trump says of Bannon: "I like Steve, but you have to remember he was not involved in my campaign until very late. I had already beaten all the senators and all the governors, and I didn't know Steve. I'm my own strategist and it wasn't like I was going to change strategies because I was facing crooked Hillary. Steve is a good guy, but I told them to straighten it out or I will." (NYPost)(CNN)
  • 7/8/17 Requests a meeting with Defense Secretary Jim Mattis to hear out the plan of war profiteers Erik Prince and Stephen Feinberg on how the Pentagon should be using private contractors instead of American troops in Afghanistan. This plan was developed at the behest of Bannon and Jared Kushner. Most of the proposed mercenary soldiers are not American. (NYT)
  • 8/16/17 Referring to the recent upheaval caused by a neo-Nazi riot in Charlottesville, VA and Trump's subsequent support of the participants, says: "The Democrats, the longer they talk about identity politics, I got ’em. I want them to talk about racism every day. If the left is focused on race and identity, and we go with economic nationalism, we can crush the Democrats." (AmericanProspect)
  • 9/25/17 Is reported that Bannon used personal email and devices to correspond with White House officials and cabinet members. (Politico)
  • 1/3/18 After Bannon is cited in a new book asserting that Donald Trump Jr. had been “treasonous” in meeting with Russians and that Ivanka Trump is “dumb as a brick,” Trump responds by distancing himself from having ever associated with Bannon. (NYT)
    • 1/4/18 Lawyers on behalf of Trump send Bannon a letter alleging libel, slander and a breach of his written confidentiality and non-disparagement agreement. (ABCNews)
    • 1/7/18 Bannon apologizes at length for insulting the Trump family several days after blowback from Trump, billionaire donor Rebecca Mercer and much of the conservative media establishment. (CNN)
    • 1/9/18 Bannon is fired from Brietbart News Network, the alt-right website that he co-founded and helped to run before and after working for the Trump White House. (NPR)
  • 1/16/18 In an inquiry before the House Intelligence Committee, cites executive privilege in order to not answer many questions regarding Russian interference in the 2016 election, provoking representatives to serve him on the spot with a subpoena. (Politico)