Co-Owner of Giles-Parscale, San Antonio, TX, web design and digital marketing, Trump Campaign Digital Operations under Jared Kushner on Project Alamo, the Facebook and digital campaign and fundraising efforts in conjunction with the RNC and Cambridge Analytica with a staff of a few hundred including some from Cambridge Analytica, which started gearing up June 14, 2016, 5 days after the June 9, 2016, Trump Tower Don Jr/Agalarov meeting about “adoptions” On August 1, 2017, he acquired “CloudCommerce, Inc. (CLWD) is a leading provider of data driven solutions. We help our clients acquire, engage, and retain their customers by finding actionable information hidden in critical sources of data. We focus intently on using quantitative and qualitative analysis to drive the creation of great user experiences and successful digital marketing strategies and campaigns. In addition to the acquisition of Parscale Creative announced on August 1, CloudCommerce also entered into a definitive agreement to acquire a second company — Parscale Media, LLC (Parscale Media)” Morningstar
Last June , Giles-Parscale was selected to build Trump’s main campaign website after designing for the company since 2011 for other ventures. In May, Brad Parscale, the president of Giles-Parscale, was promoted as a vendor of the Trump campaign to oversee digital marketing.
The local company has netted nearly $2 million connected to a variety of services in the digital realm, according to documents on file with the Federal Election Commission.
That’s one of the biggest expenditures for the Trump campaign.
Other major vendors used by the Donald Trump for president campaign include $17.5 million for Rick Reed Media, a public relations and marketing firm based in Virginia. and more than $3 million to Ace Specialties, a uniform store.”
“WASHINGTON — The FBI’s wide-ranging criminal investigation into Russia’s meddling in the 2016 presidential election may include scrutiny of the Trump campaign’s San Antonio-based digital operation overseen by senior White House adviser Jared Kushner.
CNN reported that along with Kushner’s contacts with Russians and his relationship with fired national security adviser Michael Flynn, the FBI is looking at the campaign’s 2016 data analytics programs conducted largely out of San Antonio under the direction of local digital advertising executive Brad Parscale.
Parscale, 41, became heavily involved in the Trump campaign after designing a website for the campaign exploratory committee and carrying out other tasks for the Trump family. He worked under Kushner. By the campaign’s end, Parscale ran Trump’s digital operation, media buys and overall advertising, an exceptionally large role for someone with little experience in political campaigns.
“It was a data-driven campaign, so I was in the middle of it all,” Parscale said in an interview with the San Antonio Express-News after the election.Federal Election Commission reports showed that Giles-Parscale received over $91 million from the Trump campaign and an allied super PAC over an 18-month period.
Parscale noted that while his company ended “in a healthy situation,” much of that money was paid for advertising and vendors.
Parscale remained on the campaign payroll through January and is associated with Trump’s re-election committee. FEC records show that his company received an additional $1.6 million through March for what was described as digital consultation and online advertising.
In the “Project Alamo” operation, Parscale had over 100 people employed on Trump’s behalf last year in San Antonio, many of them digital and media experts.
They worked closely with the Republican National Committee, which invested heavily in data and digital technology after losing the previous two presidential elections. The RNC provided the Trump campaign with a massive database that included details on millions of voters’ attitudes, buying habits and personal information available from public and private sources, combined with information the party had gleaned from contacts over the years.
The Parscale-run operation relied heavily on Facebook both for targeting voters and fundraising, Parscale has said, noting that Facebook helped the campaign raise more than $260 million.
Along with RNC operatives dispatched to San Antonio, the operation employed staff from Cambridge Analytica, the U.S.-based offshoot of a British company that deploys what it calls “psychographics,” research using personality, values and other voter traits for targeting.
Cambridge was paid $6 million for its work, which Republican operatives described as voter persuasion.
BusinessWeek quoted an unnamed member of the Trump campaign staff late in the campaign as saying that their digital operation used Facebook ads and other means to suppress Clinton’s vote totals with negative messages aimed at African-Americans, young women and segments of liberals.
Parscale said in an earlier interview with the Express-News that his operation’s ability to identify 14.4 million persuadable voters in several swing states just prior to the election was a key to Trump’s victory.
“That’s why we won. We knew just the voters we needed to turn out, and we turned them out in big numbers,” he said.
Parscale’s success earned him the Digital Strategist of the Year Award, presented in March by the American Association of Political Consultants.
While not commenting on the report about FBI scrutiny of Kushner, Parscale has used his Twitter account in recent days to step up attacks on CNN and other news outlets with more than a dozen posts since last weekend.
“SO fake news,” Parscale tweeted May 20 in response to a CNN report that a former Trump staffer wants the president to set up a fund to help associates caught in the Russia investigation pay their legal bills. “Let’s fight back against @CNN.”
In another tweet that day, he wrote: “#1 lesson I’ve learned. Media is the enemy of this country.” San Antonio Express News
Last fall, Matt Oczkowski and Parks Bennett were logging 12-hour days in a rented office in San Antonio that smelled of Chick-fil-A and Doritos, focused on one mission: to elect Donald Trump president.
As they raced to crunch voter data and build up Trump’s small-donor base, an idea began to jell: Could they apply data science to make email fundraising more effective and transparent?
The concept, which the two young GOP digital strategists had begun discussing earlier in the cycle while working for Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s presidential bid, is the heart of a company they’re formally launching this week called Campaign Inbox.
“There has to be some innovation in this space,” said Oczkowski, who led the data science efforts for the Trump campaign as head of product for Cambridge Analytica, a company backed by hedge fund magnate Robert Mercer. “We didn’t see a solution in the marketplace that really fit with what we wanted, so we just decided to do it ourselves.”
Lee Dunn, who headed Google’s elections advertising team in 2016.
Trump’s tech operation was based in San Antonio, headed by chief digital strategist Brad Parscale. At its peak, the team — which included staff from Parscale’s company, the campaign, the Republican National Committee and contractors — numbered a few hundred. They worked out of an office space near the airport that had been hurriedly fashioned into a campaign-like bullpen.
As the head of the RNC’s small donor program, Bennett oversaw an effort that generated millions for the Trump campaign and the party. But he said he thinks the returns could have been even greater if the campaign had a clearer sense of who was receiving their barrage of email solicitations.
In the 2016 campaign, the RNC and one of its joint fundraising committees with the Trump campaign spent more than $38 million on email list rentals, Federal Election Commission reports show. After the campaign, Oczkowski and Bennett partnered with a developer they met through the Walker campaign to build a new email service provider that tracks inbox placement. Eventually, the nascent company hopes to acquire enough emails to build a database that will allow clients to better target certain constituencies.” San Antonio Express-News
“The data, that’s the big question that everybody wants to ask me,” Parscale said. “Right now, it’s Mr. Trump’s and he’s going to continue to build that data, and I’m going to Trump Tower as we speak to continue to cultivate that data.”
Parscale, 40, a Kansas native, arrived at the University of Texas at San Antonio on a basketball scholarship. He graduated from Trinity University in 1999, his basketball career cut short by a back injury. He’s endured seven surgeries on his back, knee and ankle.
The company he founded, Parscale Media, joined with Giles Design to create a web design, web marketing, and branding firm.
Parscale joined the Trump campaign after designing websites and doing modest tasks for the Trump family for several years. He rose swiftly in the campaign under Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner.
Deploying a database called Project Alamo, Parscale oversaw Trump’s digital operation, television media buys and overall advertising — an uncommonly large campaign portfolio, especially for someone who professes to have no abiding interest in electoral politics. San Antonio Express-News
In the last days of the Trump campaign, he produced a two-minute ad that featured Trump decrying “global special interests” over footage of Clinton, George Soros, Janet Yellen and Lloyd Blankfein — all Jewish, except Clinton.
Parscale is now helping to lead a new pro-Trump nonprofit called America First that echoes the name of a committee created in 1940 to keep the nation out of World War II. The spokesman for the original America First was Charles Lindbergh, a celebrity aviator who praised Nazi Germany and once gave a speech warning of the dangers of “the Jewish race.”
“I want to form a (political action committee) in the city of San Antonio to help advocate for the business community because I feel some of our local groups are unwilling to stand up to local officials,” he said.” San Antonio Express-News
TRUMP’S BIG DATA MIND EXPLAINS HOW HE KNEW TRUMP COULD WIN Wired ISSIE LAPOWSKY November 9, 2016 Wired“Reached by phone, Oczkowski, director of product for the president-elect’s data team Cambridge Analytica, was exhilarated but not necessarily surprised. The polls, the pundits, and the data suggested otherwise, but Oczkowski says he and his crew knew weeks ago that Trump had a solid shot at the presidency. “This is not something that political intuition would tell you,” he says, “but our models predicted most of these states correctly.”
For Oczkowski, who worked for Governor Scott Walker’s primary campaign, such an oversight seems natural. “The Clinton campaign was built like a traditional big campaign, where there are political norms that go into things,” he says. “Probably if they did know, they didn’t want to admit it to themselves.”
The election upset already has inspired headlines about data being dead. Trump did, after all, reject the need for data, only to hire Cambridge Analytica during the summer after clinching the nomination.” Wired
“On Oct. 19, as the third and final presidential debate gets going in Las Vegas, Donald Trump’s Facebook and Twitter feeds are being manned by Brad Parscale, a San Antonio marketing entrepreneur, whose buzz cut and long narrow beard make him look like a mixed martial arts fighter. His Trump tie has been paired with a dark Zegna suit. A lapel pin issued by the Secret Service signals his status. He’s equipped with a dashboard of 400 prewritten Trump tweets. “Command center,” he says, nodding at his laptop.” Read article for examples of Tweets from Parscale
The marrying of the two institutions was made easier by a shared principle. Cambridge Analytica is run by Rebekah Mercer, who with her father provided major cash infusions for Trump and groups supporting him during the 2016 campaign. Mercer is also a board member of the Heritage Foundation, the nation’s flagship conservative think tank.
But the alliance also reflects a new reality within the broader conservative universe. Trump didn’t just bring an idiosyncratic set of political priorities with him to Washington. He brought a massive amount of first-time voters and supporters as well—individuals that establishment institutions like Heritage would want to mine for dollars.
Heritage had used Cambridge Analytica’s services before. From late 2015 through June 2016, the firm provided “statistical models to identify new donors” and developed digital ads for the group, according to documents Heritage filed with New York regulators.”
Matthew Tyrmand,Project Veritas board, “thirty-five-year-old Polish-American investor who is an informal adviser to Poland’s right-wing nationalist government as well as a contributing writer at Breitbart, the conservative news site. As street protests have sprung up in Poland, Tyrmand has repeatedly suggested online that Soros is stoking the unrest. On the Web site of the Polonia Institute, a nonprofit that promotes Polish culture, he wrote that the “recent protest movement” was “rumored to be funded by George Soros’s Open Society Foundations” in order to “undermine and destabilize the new government.” The New Yorker. Matthew Tyrmand, an adviser to a senator from Poland’s anti-immigration ruling Law and Justice partyThe Global Machine Behind the Rise of Far-Right Nationalism The New York Times Jo Becker August 10, 2019
Bannon arrested on August 20, 2020, taken into custody by the US Postal Investigation
December 17, 2018, Brian Kolfage launched “We the People Build the Wall” and raised $17,000,000 in the first week. Notified that he needed a legitimate non-profit to transfer the funds to, so Bannon and Baldato’s Section 501(c)(4) non-profit took over the effort and then created a new Section 501(c)(4) called “We Build The Wall Inc.” After January 11, 2019, donors had to “opt-in” after the fact so that $20,000,000 already raised was authorized to go into WBTW Inc. Around October 2019, they learned from a financial institution that they may be under federal investigation and started using encrypted messaging apps and added a website statement about Kolfage receiving a salary starting in January 2020.
Leaders Of ‘We Build The Wall’ Online Fundraising Campaign Charged With Defrauding Hundreds Of Thousands Of DonorsBrian Kolfage, Stephen Bannon, and Two Others Alleged to Have Funneled Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars From the Organization to Kolfage; All Four Defendants Allegedly Profited From Their Roles in the Scheme “raised more than $25 million…under the false pretense that all of that money would be spent on construction. While repeatedly assuring donors that Brian Kolfage, the founder and public face of We Build the Wall, would not be paid a cent, the defendants secretly schemed to pass hundreds of thousands of dollars to Kolfage, which he used to fund his lavish lifestyle. As alleged, not only did they lie to donors, they schemed to hide their misappropriation of funds by creating sham invoices and accounts to launder donations and cover up their crimes, showing no regard for the law or the truth. This case should serve as a warning to other fraudsters that no one is above the law, not even a disabled war veteran or a millionaire political strategist.” Brian Kolfage: $350,000, Stephen Bannon: over $1 million including hundreds of thousands in personal expenses, hidden through Shea’s shell LLC incorporated April 2019. Sealed Indictment 20cr412
SDNY’s Public Corruption Unit. Audrey Strauss, the Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and Philip R. Bartlett, Inspector-in-Charge of the New York Field Office of the United States Postal Inspection Service (“USPIS”)- USA v. Brian Kolfage, Stephen Bannon, Andrew Badolato, and Timothy Shea, Sealed Indictment 20cr412 Each charged with one count of Conspiracy to commit wire fraud-Title 18, USC Section 1343, Title 18, USC, Section 1349 & one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering-Title 18, USC Sections 1956(a)(1)(B)(i) and 1957(a). Assistant United States Attorneys Nicolas Roos, Alison G. Moe, and Robert B. Sobelmanare in charge of the prosecution. Forfeiture: Title 18 USC Section981(a)(1)(C) & Title 28 USC Section 2461(c): FirstBank, Capital One WBTW Inc accounts, Citizens of the American RepublicWells Fargo acct., Ranch Property Marketing & Management LLCUS Bank acct., Freedom Daily LLCWells Fargo, America First Medical LLCBank First & Capital One accts., White Knights & Vultures LLCSunTrust acct., 2019 Jupiter Marine boat named “Warfighter“, 2018 Land Rover
Badolato, a 1982 graduate of Cardinal Mooney High in Sarasota, has never been charged with a crime, nor has he been the subject of any “regulatory body investigation, proceeding or hearing,” according to a letter from his attorney, Wil Florin.” Badolato took a $12,500 loan in September 2008 from Gambino crime family associate Luis Caputo of Sarasota, and Badolato helped as a witness to his arrest.
Bannon used Badolato’s 3108 Casey Key Rd, Nokomis, FL, address on his August 22, 2016 voter registration while CEO of the Trump Campaign. “Richard Painter, chief ethics lawyer for President George W. Bush from 2005-2007 and currently a professor at the University of Minnesota, said Bannon’s recurring 13-year relationship with Badolato should have precluded him from becoming a powerful senior White House advisor with unlimited access and undeniable influence.
Bannon on Biography.com: “After graduating in 1976 he moved on to the Navy, serving as an auxiliary engineer and a navigator. He later became a special assistant to the chief of naval operations at the Pentagon and earned his master’s degree in national security studies through nighttime classes at Georgetown University.
Finance and Entertainment Success
Bannon graduated from Harvard Business School in 1985, and then became a mergers and acquisitions banker with Goldman Sachs. In 1990, he founded Bannon & Co., a boutique investment bank that specialized in media. He soon brokered a deal that landed him an ownership stake in a then little-known TV program called Seinfeld, which eventually generated massive profits through syndication.
After selling his company in 1998, Bannon became a partner in an entertainment production and management company called The Firm. He also devoted more time to his own creative interests, adapting a book about Ronald Reagan into a 2004 biopic called In the Face of Evil.”
China and the Alt-Right: Learned to conjure hate and reflexively control young men on World Of Warcraft multiplayer online video game platform, running an Intellectual Property scam from Hong Kong.
Brock Pierce, Chairman of the Bitcoin Foundation (2012), child actor, and Alan Debonneville started Internet Gaming Entertainment in 2001 with reports of a silent investor, convicted child sex offender Marc Collins-Rector that founded Digital Entertainment Network with 17-year old Pierce and Chad Shackley (Marc met 15 yr-old Chad) that operated from Death Row Records’ Suge Knight’s former Encino mansion & hosted gay parties with Hollywood elite (David Geffen, manager Sandy Gallin, NBC pres. Garth Ancier, Bryan Singer-#MeToo) where sexual abuse took place RadarOnline 2007. Marc, Chad, and Pierce(charges dropped) fled to Marbella, Spain, where they were arrested by Interpol in May 2002. Collins-Rector founded early internet & telecom companies (2014 film An Open Secret) and disappeared after receiving brain tumor treatment in the UK going under the names Mark Collins and Morgan Von Phoenix after renouncing US citizenship. Brock Pierce filed as an Independent Presidential Candidate. How Child Star-Turned-Millionaire Brock Pierce Spent the Years Between Hollywood & Presidential Bid People Sean Neumann July 30, 2020; July 7, 2020, endorsed by Theranos & initial Baidu investor, and BitCoin advocate Tim Draper.
According to The Guardian, Robert Mercer—the billionaire hedge-fund manager and Trump supporter who until recently held a majority stake in Breitbart (he announced last week that he would transfer that stake to his children)—created a network of offshore accounts in Bermuda to fund the Mercer Family Foundation, which dumps money into conservative causes. The foundation reportedly draws its money from “feeder funds”—offshoots of the main hedge fund Renaissance Technologies—registered to Bermuda law firm Appleby. (A similar system was set up to manage the retirement accounts of Renaissance employees.) The Mercers then sold off their Bermuda investments to finance the foundation, avoiding the up-to-39-percent U.S. tax rate normally levied on nonprofits funded by investments financed through debt. “This is simple, but ingenious,” an investment adviser told the Guardian. ‘You take retirement plans or foundations, you invest them in a hedge fund, and even if the value rises 100 percent, you can sell off the investments with no tax consequences.'”
“During a spring meeting of Club for Growth donors at the Ritz-Carlton in Palm Beach, Fla., the Mercers sought out [Andrew] Breitbart after watching him deliver a talk about how to co-opt the political strategies used by liberals.”
Mercer Investments and Stephen K. Bannon Business Ventures:
Cambridge Analytica Holdings, US Subsidiary of SCL Group, Former vice president and secretary of the board. Mercers are principal investors. Worked on 2016 Trump Campaign and the Ted Cruz Campaign for Mercer family PAC
Breitbart News, Mercers invested at least $10 million, Bannon Executive Chairman
Government Accountability Institute (GAI), Bannon co-founder and former Chairman, the Mercers invested at least $2 million in President Peter Schweitzer’s Clinton Cash, a film produced by-
Glittering Steel, Co-founded by Bannon and Rebekah Mercer, it is the political advertisement and film production company of “Clinton Cash” (2016) and “Torchbearer” (2016) Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson on absurdity of life without God.
Reclaim New York Rebekah and Jennifer Mercer co-founded the neighborhood watch training program, Bannon was Vice-Chairman.
New Evidence Emerges of Steve Bannon and Cambridge Analytica’s Role in Brexit The New Yorker By Jane Mayer November 17, 2018 “Emma Briant, an academic expert on disinformation at George Washington University, has unearthed new e-mails that appear to reveal the earliest documented role played by Bannon in Brexit. The e-mails, which date back to October of 2015, show that Bannon, who was then the vice-president of Cambridge Analytica, an American firm largely owned by the U.S. hedge-fund billionaire Robert Mercer, was in the loop on discussions taking place at the time between his company and the leaders of Leave.EU, a far-right nationalist organization. The following month, Leave.EU publicly launched a campaign aimed at convincing British voters to support a referendum in favor of exiting the European Union…Damian Collins:”There’s a big question about whether Mercer’s money was used in the Brexit campaign and it absolutely underscores why Britain needs a proper Mueller-style investigation.” Emma Briant: “this evidence shows that Banks was seeking foreign funding for Brexit from the very beginning.”The New Yorker
Steve Bannon’s next moves will be all about the billionaire Mercer family. I’m told Bannon, who visited New York this week, met with Bob Mercer and together they will be a well-funded force on the outside.
Bannon has felt liberated since it became clear he was being pushed out, according to friends. He’s told associates he has a “killing machine” in Breitbart News, and it’s possible he returns to lead their editorial operation.
A source familiar with Breitbart’s operations told me they would go “thermonuclear” against “globalists” that Bannon and his friends believe are ruining the Trump administration, and by extension, America.
Watch for Breitbart’s Washington Editor Matt Boyle to be a central figure in this war — which has already begun — against White House officials like HR McMaster, Dina Powell, Gary Cohn, and Jared and Ivanka.
Bannon’s billionaire meeting to plot a path forward Axios “Bob Mercer and Steve Bannon had a five hour meeting Wednesday to plot out next steps, said a source with knowledge of the meeting. They plotted strategy going forward — both political and media strategy. The meeting was at Mercer’s estate on Long Island. Mercer had dinner the next night at Bedminster with President Trump and a small group of donors. The source said Mercer and Bannon “remain strong supporters of President Trump’s and his agenda.”
The day after the disastrous “Unite The Right” Rally in Charlottesville, VA: Trump advisers signal the knives are out for Bannon Sun August 13, 2017 Bridgewater, New Jersey (CNN) “The comments come as a source inside the White House tells CNN that White House chief of staff John Kelly has soured on Bannon, a political operative with deep ties to the ‘alt-right’ and the former head of the conservative news site Breitbart. Bannon is seen as pursuing his own agenda, which does not fit mesh with the power structure Kelly is putting in place, the source added. A second source told CNN on Saturday that it’s not only Kelly and Bannon whose relationship is on the rocks, it is also Bannon and the President….His job was on the line in April, according to a source close to the White House, after Trump grew frustrated with his inability to cooperate and work with others. The chilling came as Bannon fought with Jared Kushner, a top Trump aide and the President’s son-in-law. “I like Steve, but you have to remember he was not involved in my campaign until very late,” Trump told the New York Post in April.” CNN
The Following PBS Video, “Bannon’s War“, is an excellent introduction.
The book, “The Fourth Turning,” a 1997 work by two amateur historians, Neil Howe and William Strauss, lays out a theory that American history unfurls in predictable, 80-year cycles of prosperity and catastrophe. And it foresees catastrophe right around the corner.
The book delineates history into four seasonal cycles, or “turnings”: growth, maturation, decay and destruction. It is the kind of wild, provocative idea that Mr. Bannon loves. But it is also just the kind of thinking that his opponents see as evidence that he is too Machiavellian and idiosyncratic for the job of President Trump’s chief strategist.
The basis of his worldview — which has been described as everything from Leninist to alt-right, an extremist fringe movement associated with white nationalism — is still shrouded in mystery and conjecture. But by his own telling, much of the foundation for his political beliefs can be found in the book, which predicts that America is hurtling toward a crisis on par with the American Revolution, the Civil War and the Great Depression.
And the grim future that the book foresees helps explain the underpinnings of the president’s conservative, nationalist “America First” agenda, one that Mr. Bannon has played a large role in shaping.
“I don’t think there’s any doubt that the world is in the beginning state of a crisis that it can’t avoid,” Mr. Bannon said in a recent interview.” NY Times
The ‘Deconstruction of the Administrative State’
The Fourth Turning will trigger a political upheaval beyond anything Americans could today imagine. New civic authority will have to take root, quickly and firmly — which won’t be easy if the discredited rules and rituals of the old regime remain fully in place. We should shed and simplify the federal government in advance of the Crisis by cutting back sharply on its size and scope but without imperiling its core infrastructure.
The rhythmic, seasonal nature of history that the authors identify foresees an inevitable period of decay and destruction that will tear down existing social and political institutions. Mr. Bannon has famously argued that the overreaching and ineffective federal government — “the administrative state,” as he calls it — needs to be dismantled. And Mr. Trump, he said, has just begun the process.
As Mr. Howe said in an interview with The Times: “There has to be a period in which we tear down everything that is no longer functional. And if we don’t do that, it’s hard to ever renew anything. Forests need fires, and rivers need floods. These happen for a reason.” NY Times
“Bannon, Kushner, and Flynn have been working closely together for two years,” added another source who was part of the Trump transition, again speaking anonymously to discuss sensitive policy discussions”…Bannon and Kushner formed the Strategic Initiatives Group: “Less-charitable observers say the SIG is intended to be an alternative lodestar of power and influence to just possibly supersede the advice coming out of the traditional centers of influence like the National Security Council and the wider agencies of government.” January 31, 2017 Steve Bannon Builds A New Node Of Power In The Trump White House The Daily Beast
A week after inauguration, Bannon slipped an Executive Order in the stack, placing himself on the National Security Council without Trump’s understanding. On March 5, 2107, Trump removed him from the Principals Committee on the Council.
The Real News-Abby Martin Exposes Steve Bannon: An excellent introductory video to his business and personal history as his quest for power led him from Wall Street, to Hollywood and then the White House.
Cambridge Analytica, VP through August 2016, Mercer funded and is being investigated for Russiagate involvement. Serious data acquisition and analysis Cambridge provided psychometric micro-targeting of people on social media using the OCEAN method for Mercer-backed Ted Cruz‘s campaign. Wikipedia on Cambridge Analytica
Wealth: “He disclosed assets between $13 million and $56 million, including his influential political consultancy, Bannon Strategic Advisors Inc., worth as much as $25 million. Bannon also disclosed that he earned slightly less than $200,000 last year as executive director of Breitbart News Network LLC, before he resigned to join Trump’s campaign last August.” Associated Press
Henry Meyer, Bloomberg “The Russian ultra-nationalist dubbed “Putin‘s Rasputin” by Breitbart News when it was run by President Donald Trump‘s chief strategist, Steve Bannon, has emerged as an unlikely foreign-policy fixer for the Kremlin. Alexander Dugin, whose bushy beard gives him a passing resemblance to the Siberian mystic who bewitched the last czar’s family, says he played a key but largely clandestine role in patching up Russia’s relations with Turkey, an account confirmed by a senior figure in Ankara. And with people he calls ideological allies now in the White House, Dugin says he’s bullish on better ties with the U.S., too.”
According to emails obtained by BuzzFeed News, Bannon hoped to spy on Facebook’s job application process.
Joseph Bernstein.BuzzFeed. https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/josephbernstein/steve-bannon-sought-to-infiltrate-facebook-hiring September 25, 2017
“The idea to infiltrate Facebook came to Bannon from Chris Gacek, a former congressional staffer who is now an official at the Family Research Council, which lobbies against abortion and many LGBT rights.“There is one for a DC-based ‘Public Policy Manager’ at Facebook’s What’s APP [sic] division,” Gacek, the senior fellow for regulatory affairs at the group, wrote on Aug. 1, 2016. “LinkedIn sent me a notice about some job openings.”
“This seems perfect for Breitbart to flood the zone with candidates of all stripe who will report back to you / Milo with INTEL about the job application process over at FB,” he continued.
“Milo” is former Breitbart News Tech Editor Milo Yiannopoulos, to whom Bannon forwarded Gacek’s email the same day.
“Can u get on this,” Bannon instructed his staffer.
On the same email thread, Yiannopoulos forwarded Bannon’s request to a group of contracted researchers, one of whom responded that it “Seems dificult [sic] to do quietly without them becoming aware of efforts.”
Generation Zero (2010) Bannon shows his dark view of the future after the financial crisis and exhibits his belief in the change that occurs after the inevitable cataclysmic war to bring on the “Fourth Turning”
Border War: The Battle Over Illegal Immigration (2006)