‘Ambitious as Lucifer’: Steve Bannon takes dig at Nikki Haley and her ‘suspicious’ resignation

Ex-Trump adviser Steve Bannon has offered up a stinging back-handed compliment to Nikki Haley, describing the former UN envoy as “ambitious as Lucifer.” He said her resignation announcement before the midterms is “suspect.” Bannon said in an interview with Bloomberg News that the timing of Haley’s decision was “horrific” and “suspect,” noting that it undermines […]

Steve Bannon caused the New Yorker festival to go down in flames on Twitter

Sean Gallup/Getty Images The New Yorker announced that Steve Bannon, who embraces the label of “racist,” would headline its 19th annual The New Yorker Festival. New Yorker staff members, journalists, and prominent celebrities quickly attacked the decision on Twitter. Within hours, several top celebrities had announced they would not attend the festival. The New Yorker […]

Steve Bannon wanted ‘my girl’ Janet Yellen to stay on as Fed Chair

Drew Angerer/Getty Images; Mark Wilson/Getty Images Former White House strategist Steve Bannon wanted former Fed Chair Janet Yellen to stay on for another term. Bannon, in a new preface for the book “Devil’s Bargain: Steve Bannon, Donald Trump, and the Nationalist Uprising,” called Yellen “my girl.” Former Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen evidently has a […]

The FBI may have ‘incidentally collected’ surveillance on Steve Bannon while monitoring Carter Page

AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File The FBI may have “incidentally” collected surveillance on former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon when it was monitoring former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page. Bannon and Page spoke in January 2017 about the Steele dossier, a collection of memos alleging collusion between President Donald Trump’s campaign and Russia. Depending on […]

Russian bots are back, Bannon slips up, and Congress delivers Mueller a gold mine: The latest in the Russia probe

Carlos Barria/Reuters The Russia investigation saw major developments on multiple fronts this week. Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon and former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski frustrated investigators on the House Intelligence Committee when they refused to divulge key details about their time in President Donald Trump’s inner circle.   Meanwhile, lawmakers continued squabbling over […]

SNL Casts Bill Murray as Steve Bannon, Fred Armisen as Fire and Fury Author

Saturday Night Live rang in 2018 by unmasking Grim Reaper Steve Bannon. Former Not Ready for Primetime Player Bill Murray turned up in this weekend’s cold open, portraying President Donald Trump’s former chief strategist in a Morning Joe parody. By his side was fellow alum Fred Armisen, who assumed the part of Fire and Fury author Michael […]

Steve Bannon suggests Trump’s lawyer ‘took care’ of ‘a hundred’ women during the presidential campaign

Joshua Roberts/Reuters Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon alleged that one of President Donald Trump’s attorneys “took care” of 100 women during the presidential campaign. Bannon made this claim in journalist Michael Wolff’s recently published tell-all book about the Trump White House.  The comment may take on new significance after The Wall Street Journal […]

Trump claims Steve Bannon ‘cried when he got fired and begged for his job’ in late-night Twitter outburst

President Donald Trump continued to lash out at former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon and columnist Michael Wolff in a late-night Twitter outburst. Wolff released a book Friday, in which Bannon is quoted saying derogatory statements about other White House officials and members of Trump’s family. President Donald Trump continued his tirade against former […]

This week in the Trump-Russia investigation — tough talk from Steve Bannon, developments at the DOJ, and renewed focus on George Papadopoulos

REUTERS/Joshua Roberts During the first week of 2018, investigators and the president’s allies alike zeroed in on the Department of Justice, with two Republican congressmen calling on Attorney General Jeff Sessions to resign and former campaign manager for President Donald Trump, Paul Manafort, suing the department, seeking to limit its powers. Underneath all the drama […]