Stephen K. Bannon, “The Movement” founder, 2017 of Far-Right Global Nationalism, former VP of Cambridge Analytica Board of Directors, former Breitbart News Editor, Former CEO of the Trump Campaign August 17, 2016, named Chief Strategist during the Transition, Former Strategic Initiatives Group Co-Founder with Kushner, Trump’s National Security Council’s Principals committee January 28, 2017, same date of the first discussion with Vladimir Putin, former Goldman Sachs employee, formerly Glittering Steel propaganda film production and more with David Bossie of Citizens United with the Mercers’ funding.
- Cambridge Analytica LLC-Bannon VP-The US investment arm for SCL‘s election interference using psyhops & microtargeting on Facebook predominately but also Twitter, and YouTube
- Breitbart News Bannon Editor- Spread Russian Disinformation from RT & Sputnik
- Government Accountability Institute–Bannon founded in 2012 with Peter Schweizer of “Clinton Cash” (2015) & anti-Biden book “Profiles in Corruption” (2020). Tallahassee, FL.
- Trump’s Story of Hunter Biden’s Chinese Venture Is Full of Holes Bloomberg By Gregory Korte and Zachary Mider Trump’s allegations about Hunter Biden have their origins in “Secret Empires,” a 2018 book by Peter Schweizer, the president of the Government Accountability Institute, a self-styled corruption watchdog group chaired and funded by conservative mega-donor Rebekah Mercer”
- GAI Board includes Bannon, Peter Schweizer, Hunter Lewis, Ron Robinson (president of Young America’s Foundation), and Wynton Hall.
- Ron Robinson– GOP Consultant over 100 candidates including Mitch McConnell & Newt Gingrich, using Yandex -hosted private GOP email in Russia. Mercer-backed candidates
- Citizens United President and Bannon’s propaganda producer David Bossie and Catholic, Lenin-loving Steve Bannon. Lawrence Kadish is a wealthy real estate investor/founder of Chairman of the Republican Jewish Coalition, whose Victory Film Group pushes Tweets that work with Breitbart New’s Anti-Muslim stories. Funded by the Koch Brothers and the Mercers.
- Project Veritas-James O’Keefe- Blaming Google for election interference-
- QAnon -An Ex-Google Employee Turned ‘Whistleblower’ and QAnon Fan Made ‘Plandemic’ Go Viral Vice Zach Vorhies leaked documents to the right-wing group Project Veritas, then became a committed anti-vaxxer and promoter of QAnon. In an April video, he laid out his plan to promote ‘Plandemic.’ Anna Merlan May 14, 2020.
- 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
- Gatestone Institute– Islamophobic– John Bolton founded, Mercer-funded. Links to far-right Swedish sites, along with Stormfront (White Supremacist), Voice of Europe (Kremlin-friendly right-wing), Sweden4Rus .nu & FreieWelt net,Infowars (Alex Jones), & Breitbart (Steve Bannon, Mercer-funded)
- Erik Prince –Trump Transition Team tried to train Project Veritas at his ranch in Wyoming but they were unable to learn. Criminal Referral by the Senate Intelligence Committee THE COMPLETE MERCENARY How Erik Prince Used the Rise of Trump to Make an Improbable ComebackThe Intercept Matthew Cole
Erik Prince Recruits Ex-Spies to Help Infiltrate Liberal Groups New York Times Mr. Prince, a contractor close to the Trump administration, contacted veteran spies for operations by Project Veritas, the conservative group known for conducting stings on news organizations and other groups. Mark Mazzetti and
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 Donors Brian 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. Sobelman are 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 Republic Wells Fargo acct., Ranch Property Marketing & Management LLCUS Bank acct., Freedom Daily LLC Wells Fargo, America First Medical LLC Bank First & Capital One accts., White Knights & Vultures LLC SunTrust acct., 2019 Jupiter Marine boat named “Warfighter“, 2018 Land Rover
Andrew Badolato, Bannon associate since 2003: Behind the Casey Key address Steve Bannon used, a questionable associate The Florida Times-Union April 24, 2018 “Badolato’s past — according to county and federal court records, state business filings, Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office reports, interviews with former associates and internal documents obtained by the Herald-Tribune — includes numerous lawsuits, substantial monetary judgments and sizeable Internal Revenue Service liens filed against him; business dealings with convicted felons for stock-related fraud; an extortion attempt after he borrowed money from a self-described mobster that led to him wearing a wire for the FBI; an association with a Costa Rican offshore firm that was called a “money laundering hub” by the Justice Department; and sexual assault allegations made by three women over a period of four years that allegedly took place inside his million-dollar home on Casey Key Road.
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.
“I can think of ten other reasons,” Painter said, “but this in and of itself should have disqualified him from being in the White House…October 14, 2016, Bannon registered to vote in NY at 32 W 40th St, Manhattan” The Florida Times-Union
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.”
Bannon was brought into Internet Gaming Entertainment at the end of 2005, February 7, 2006-$60 million Goldman Sachs investment in Internet Gaming Entertainment, of which Brock Pierce took $20 million and was forced out by a class-action suit filed May 30, 2007.- Bannon joined the Board of IGE to watch Goldman Sachs’ investment. 2002-Chinese “gold farms” paid workers $4/day to play 84 hours a week opposite normal game players in “World of Warcraft,” for example. Wired 2008
Steve Bannon learned to harness troll army from ‘World of Warcraft’ USA TODAY Mike Snider July 18, 2017
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.
- Mercer Money
- Religious Right
- The Alt-Right
STEVE BANNON’S POPULIST MEDIA EMPIRE IS FUNDED WITH OFFSHORE CASH Vanity Fair Including his Government Accountability Institute, which lists exposing the “misuse of taxpayer monies” as part of its mission. BY TINA NGUYEN NOVEMBER 7, 2017 “the publication of the Paradise Papers over the weekend revealed that Breitbart itself is largely funded by up to $60 million that, thanks to the Mercers’ use of an offshore investment vehicle in Bermuda, is not taxed in the U.S.
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.'”
The Mercers and Stephen Bannon: How a populist power base was funded and built Washington Post The wealthy GOP donors and Trump’s chief strategist collaborated on at least five ventures. By Matea Gold March 17, 2017
“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
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.”
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The day after the tragic “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.
February 23, 2017, Speaking at CPAC (Conservative Political Action Conference) Bannon vows a daily fight for ‘deconstruction of the administrative state’ Washington Post
He thinks Deconstruction and Devastating war are good things. The Fourth Turning by William Strauss and Neil Howe. ”
Bannon’s Views Can Be Traced to a Book That Warns, ‘Winter Is Coming’
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.
“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.
October 8, 2015: This Man Is The Most Dangerous Political Operative in America: Steve Bannon runs the new vast right-wing conspiracy-and he wants to take down both Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush. Bloomberg
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
The Russian Geopolitica Site: STEVE BANNON’S IDEOLOGICAL TIES TO RUSSIA
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.”
Bannon posed inform of his “white board” and here’s what we know. Buzzfeed
Steve Bannon: The Shadow President Video Vanity Fair
According to emails obtained by BuzzFeed News, Bannon hoped to spy on Facebook’s job application process.
Film about his films: “The Films of Steve Bannon”
The Books that Shaped Bannon: “The Fourth Turning” by Hedgeye Demography Sector Head Neil Howe and the late generational theorist William Strauss.
Bannon The Filmmaker
Torchbearer (2016): “The Duck (Dynasty) Commander” Phil Robertson, makes a compelling argument on the absurdity of life without God.
The Undefeated (2011) Sarah Palin campaign promotion Bannon wanted Palin to be President, it is unknown if she ever saw the documentary.
Battle For America (2010)
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)
Cochise County USA: Cries from the Border (2005)