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Post by veya_victaous on Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:05 am

STEVE Bannon has stepped down as executive chairman of Breitbart News Network in the wake of furore over comments he made in the bombshell Donald Trump book.

The former White House chief strategist was reportedly forced out of his senior role following his quotes about the US President and the administration in Michael Wolff’s tell-all Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, according to the New York Times.

In the book, Mr Bannon questions the US president’s mental health and labelled a meeting between Donald Trump Jr and a Kremlin linked lawyer as “treasonous.”

Mr Bannon, who left the White House in August, is also quoted in the book as saying that the investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller into Russian interference in the 2016 US election — and possible collusion by the Trump campaign — will focus on money laundering.

This week he reneged on his controversial statements, saying he regretted making the remarks and that he respected the president and his eldest son.

The comments are understood to have angered many on the board of Breitbart, who are known as Trump supporters.

A statement from Larry Solov, the company’s chief executive, said Mr Bannon’s contributions to the organisation were valued.

“Steve is a valued part of our legacy, and we will always be grateful for his contributions, and what he has helped us to accomplish,” Mr Solov said.

Mr Bannon said in a statement: “I’m proud of what the Breitbart team has accomplished in so short a period of time in building out a world-class news platform.”

http://www.news.com.au/world/former-white-house-chief-strategist-steve-bannon-steps-down-from-breitbart-news-in-wake-of-trump-book-controversy/news-story/d80881e093cccdeb47e94e708cb4c31e

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Post by veya_victaous on Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:11 am

Probably the Mercers doing since they own a large part of Breitbart
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Post by Original Quill on Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:19 am

The Mercers have to make a choice. Bannon is a lone individual. Trump is president. Trump has constitutional powers.

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Post by veya_victaous on Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:21 am

I agree
While they may have worked with Bannon for longer, getting a 'Trump' puppet elected was always their end goal.

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Post by Cass on Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:23 am

Good. It’s still a site full of crap.

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Post by Original Quill on Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:24 am

But it is the break up of the grand alliance. Let's see what it does to the base.

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Post by Maddog on Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:29 am

Well, at least he didn't have to die like Andrew, to lose his job. Shocked

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Post by veya_victaous on Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:31 am

It seems so far that Bannon is willingly falling on his own sword over this, but as he is beholden to his billionaire masters he doesn't have a lot of choice.

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Post by veya_victaous on Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:33 am

Maddog wrote:Well, at least he didn't have to die like Andrew, to lose his job. Shocked

I think that will depend on how much further he upsets Ms Mercer silent

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Re: Bannon Booted from Breitbart

Post by Maddog on Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:39 am

veya_victaous wrote:
Maddog wrote:Well, at least he didn't have to die like Andrew, to lose his job. Shocked

I think that will depend on how much further he upsets Ms Mercer silent

Well, he's lost his job.

He will be fine though. Someone else will pay him lots of money to do whatever in the hell it is he does.

One think about Trump is, he keeps the news type people busy and therefore flush with cash.

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Re: Bannon Booted from Breitbart

Post by veya_victaous on Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:53 am

ummm probably not
Bannon was a political tool groomed and paid for by Ms Mercer.
and remember the Mercers are so mega wealthy they can buy the Trumps.

White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders maintained last week, however, that Mr Trump’s relationship with the Mercer family was “good”.

The great challenge for Mr Trump is keeping the Mercers on side, given that they still have major influence over Breitbart, where his strongest supporters get their news.

“Trump’s victory had, in some sense, handed the Mercers the tool with which to destroy him,” Wolff writes.

“As push came to shove and the mainstream media and swamp bureaucracy more and more militantly organised against him, Trump was certainly going to need the Mercer-backed alt-right standing up in his defence.

“What, after all, was he without them?”

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Post by Maddog on Wed Jan 10, 2018 5:10 am

veya_victaous wrote:ummm probably not
Bannon was a political tool groomed and paid for by Ms Mercer.
and remember the Mercers are so mega wealthy they can buy the Trumps.  

White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders maintained last week, however, that Mr Trump’s relationship with the Mercer family was “good”.

The great challenge for Mr Trump is keeping the Mercers on side, given that they still have major influence over Breitbart, where his strongest supporters get their news.

“Trump’s victory had, in some sense, handed the Mercers the tool with which to destroy him,” Wolff writes.

“As push came to shove and the mainstream media and swamp bureaucracy more and more militantly organised against him, Trump was certainly going to need the Mercer-backed alt-right standing up in his defence.

“What, after all, was he without them?”

He's a hired gun. He knows things and he knows people. He will find work.

You seem to think it matters what side you're on.

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Post by veya_victaous on Wed Jan 10, 2018 5:23 am

"He Knows things" which is exactly why he is currently being destroyed for opening his mouth. Wink

I think he is shutting Up and backing down cause he doesn't want to have an 'accident' silent

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Post by WhoseYourWolfie on Wed Jan 10, 2018 5:25 am



Bannon and his ex-wife were among the founders when Breitbart was established...

Then they grew it, and eventually floated it; which now means a Board of Directors to answer to..

So now Bannon is a minority shareholder -- but still enough to keep him on the board.

To "sack" him, they will also have to buy him out. Considering he's already rated as a multi-millionaire in his own right, he will probably only have to work because he wants to ?

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