Roger Stone Goes Nuts After Being Banned By Pro-Trump Social Media Site GETTR

Social media was very important to Donald Trump’s rise to political prominence. In 2016, Facebook did little to remove false pro-Trump articles on the site that spread like wildfire. Trump’s prolific Twitter use also continued while he was in office.

But after Janaury 6th, nearly every major social media site moved to ban the former president from their platforms. In response, a number of pro-Trump site with little restrictions popped up. On of them, GETTR, was started by Jason Miller, a close ally to Trump.

And GETTR wasn’t supposed to have the kind of “censorship” seen on Twitter or Facebook. But recently, Roger Stone has a meltdown after learning he had been banned from the site.

The former Trump confident responded to the ban:

“[I]f you were under the illusion that the new social media website GETTR set up by Mueller informant Steve Bannon and his criminal confederate Jason Miller does not engage in censorship perhaps you can explain why they just suspended my account. Bannon is a criminal whose indictment for stealing money will be renewed shortly in New York State. I hear the New York state prisons are particularly rough.Once Bannon is in prison Miller won’t last week on the street. Steve Bannon Buttboi Jason Miller shall sleep with the fishes, [f]iguratively speaking of course.” read more

WATCH: Trump Lawyer Sidney Powell Says Insurrection Was FBI Set Up and All Arrested for 1/6 Are Innocent

The Trump insurrection that took place couldn’t have happened without months of buildup. There were Trump’s repeated lie about the election. There was also Conservative media outlets constantly making viewers think there was something fishy.

Then there was Sidney Powell and the rest of Trump’s “elite strike force” of lawyers. Powell, a former federal prosecutor, made Rudy Giuliani and Jenna Ellis look tame by comparison.

During a recent appearance on Steve Bannon’s podcast, Powell was asked about the insurrectionists who have been arrested since January 6th. She first pleaded for lawyers to work with the rioters. “

We need lawyers to step up and help. We’re having trouble finding people willing to work for them even for compensation because of all the blowback that the left heaps on anyone who stands up to seek justice.” read more

Cybersecurity Expert Says He’s Disproven Mike Lindell’s Claims, Demands $5 Million Prize

Mike Lindell lawsuit to restore Trump.

Following the 2020 election, supporters of Donald Trump were desperate to prove that the Republican had won. And if he hadn’t won, they said, he was cheated.

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton offered a $1 million reward for proof of voter fraud. Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman demanded $3 million after showing that 3 Trump supporters committed voter fraud in his state.

Mike Lindell did something similar, offering $5 million to any “cyber-guy” who could prove that Trump won the election. Now a cyber security expert is demanding the prize from Lindell, saying that he has proven the pillow guy’s claims to be false.

The Security Institute’s Bill Alderson explained:

“Every time a packet is collected the data is in it. Every single one. With all of my exhibits, proving what my belief was about the packets and why they were not packets and why they did not contain IP headers, why they did not contain Ethernet addresses, why they did not contain congruent, you know, request-response packets, while they were not in P-PCAP format, and they didn’t contain any dating or anything of that nature.” read more

WATCH: Marjorie Taylor Greene Thinks Americans Citizens Should Have The Same Weapons the Taliban and ISIS Do

There is no Trumpier lawmaker in the country than Marjorie Taylor Greene. The Georgia congresswoman recently used the fact that Alabama has one of the lowest vaccine rates in the country as an applause line.

The controversial Rep., who loves comparing things to Nazi Germany, has already filed articles on impeachment against Joe Biden. And according the Greene, she plans on doing so, again.

Greene said to Steve Bannon, “

I have my team right now working on articles of impeachment. Because I’m so disgusted with Joe Biden. You know I’ve already filed one set of articles of impeachment. But his failure as a president is unspeakable.” read more

Mike Lindell Falsely Claims That He Was Attacked At Evidence Free Cyber Symposium

Mike Lindell lawsuit to restore Trump.

Mike Lindell feels like the last man standing pushing Donald Trump won the 2020 election conspiracy theories. His latest grift was a cyber symposium where he was going to show the evidence that Trump won the election.

To say it didn’t go well would be an understatement. Even Steve Bannon, who regularly hosts the My Pillow guy on his show had nothing nice to say. Bannon recently told his audience that Lindell failed to show evidence. He explained:

“It’s his show. I would have come out and overwhelmed immediately with packet captures and data and show, hey, here’s what I got, pull the camera back and then frame it and then continue on.”

To add insult to injury, Lindell says that he was physically attacked after the event. And according to the entrepreneur, either Antifa or Dominion Voting Systems were responsible.

“This is where our country’s gone,” he said. “You take away the free speech. So they go after me. And they’re going, ‘Well, we try and crush his company and take everything from him.’ And then they go after [me] physically.”

Lindell continued by trying to explain how tough he is. “Now I’ve got to go around with a bodyguard. And I don’t like bodyguards. I like to have American freedom to drive around, to do what I want, to not worry, to be able to take pictures with people.”

Watch a clip of the segment below:

There was no one outside to attack him but a street preacher:

Mike Lindell not only claims that he was "attacked" outside of his hotel, but a staffer adds that "really radical folks outside [are] trying to penetrate," despite a street preacher being the only person outside. read more

Steve Bannon, Who Regularly Platforms Mike Lindell, Blasts the My Pillow Guy For Failing to Show Evidence of His Election Claims [VIDEO]

Steve Bannon helped get Donald Trump voted into office. He was fired by Trump shortly after the former president entered the White House. Trump mocked him on the way out, saying that Bannon cried and pleaded to keep his job.

There don’t seem to be any hard feelings, though. On his War Room Pandemic Show, Bannon frequently has guests on who are too extreme for even Newsmax or OAN. And chief among them is Mike Lindell.

Lindell has been spouting election conspiracies on War Room Pandemic for months. But Bannon recently mocked My Pillow Guy’s Cyber Symposium for failing to provide any evidence of his claims.

This is a very engaged audience and we understand people are engaged,” said Bannon. “People have said, ‘Hey, Mike’s been out there for a long time doing this and it’s time now to get to the details.” read more

WATCH: My Pillow Guy Says God Booted Trump From White House so Evil Could Be Revealed

MyPillow Guy Gets Cut Off on Newsmax

Americans seem to like Joe Biden more than they liked Donald Trump. First they made him the winner of the 2020 election by more than 7 million votes. And since he has been in office, the new president has regularly had much higher approval ratings than his predecessor.

But according to Mike Lindell, it wasn’t the American people who voted Trump out of office, it was God himself. And the My Pillow Guy said that the lord did so to reveal true evil to the American people.

The entrepreneur made the comments during a recent appearance on Steve Bannon’s radio show. He told the host, “

It’s all come to a head this year, this last year. This is a spiritual battle of epic proportions. When we get through this, even non-believers, there’s going to be so many people coming to Jesus. This will be the biggest revival in history because you’re going to see miracles unfold.” read more

WATCH: Mike Lindell and Steve Bannon Encourage Republicans to Watch MSNBC Instead of Fox News

Mike Lindell

Most major networks are no longer interested in having Mike Lindell appear as a guest anymore. Even Fox News, where the pillow magnate ran commercials for years has seeming cut Lindell off.

During a recent appearance on Steve Bannon’s podcast, the pillow guy ripped into his former favorite network. Lindell even agreed when Bannon suggested that Conservatives should no longer watch Fox and tune into MSNBC instead.

Bannon, who ran Donald Trump‘s 2016 campaign, told his podcast listeners, “Watch MSNBC. Watch Chris Hayes or Rachel Maddow. They get better coverage… they get better coverage every day.”

Lindell responded, “Way better than Fox.” Bannon then continued, “They are blowing us up, and they hate you and the audience, but they’re still doing real coverage.”

Steve Bannon and Mike Lindell say to watch @MSNBC because they have better coverage than @FoxNews.

— PatriotTakes 🇺🇸 (@patriottakes) July 17, 2021 read more

WATCH: No One Believes Mike Lindell’s Election Claims, Not Even Marjorie Taylor Greene

There isn’t much Marjorie Taylor Greene won’t believe. The nation’s first QAnon congresswoman has bought into everything from Hillary Clinton being a pedophile to Jewish space lasers.

But apparently, there is one conspiracy theory that goes too far for Greene. During a recent podcast appearance, she told Steve Bannon that she doesn’t buy Mike Lindell’s claims that Donald Trump will be placed back in office.

The congresswoman explained, “There was real election fraud that happened in Fulton County. Georgia did not go for Joe Biden. I have been saying it. I’ve lived in this state my entire life. We re-elected President Trump on November 3rd in 2020.”

Greene continued, “

I want people to be careful in what they believe. It’s going to be very difficult to overturn the 2020 election, and so I hate for anyone to get their hopes up thinking that President Trump is going to back in the White House read more

Transgender Women Need to Stay Out of Prisons and Rape Crisis Centers: Taylor Greene Goes on Another Bigoted Rant

Marjorie Taylor Greene had actually gone a few weeks without any kind of major controversy. And for the embattled Georgia congresswoman, that seemed to be too long.

During an appearance on Steve Bannon’s show on Thursday, Taylor Greene went on an extended and bigoted attack on transgender Americans warning them to stay out of prisons and rape crisis centers.

She began with a slam on the left, saying, “Now we have the Democrat [sic] Party that claims to be the champion for women. They claim that abortion is pregnancy rights but instead that’s killing a baby in a woman’s womb. It’s actually the worst scar a woman can carry for the rest of her life.”

The Georgia lawmaker continued, “Their war on women has gone beyond anything we can possibly understand. They are putting men — these are men and I say they are playing dress up and I’m not trying to offend anyone but they are literally having an identity crisis, they are dressing up like women and then they want to be recognized as a woman, which they are not. They never will be and I refuse to recognize them that way.”

Greene concluded, “

This transgender issue, it’s not about this guy trying to be a woman. It’s not about their feelings. It’s about the fact they need to stay out of our women’s sports, they need to stay out of our daughter’s bathrooms and locker rooms and they need to stay out of our girl’s high school teams and college sports and they need to stay out of our rape crisis centers and our women’s prisons.” read more

Steve Bannon Says Pushing Bad Faith Critical Race Theory Argument Will Help GOP Take Back House in 2022

The 2020 Republican National Convention made one thing clear; the GOP has no agenda or platform. The party has move against arguing policy and all in on fighting the culture war. And one of the key aspects of their culture war is race baiting.

The party, along with Fox News has been pushing back against the teaching of critical race theory. It doesn’t matter to many of their supporters that critical race theory is taught in law schools rather than elementary schools. And it has been a effective way for them to trigger white grievance.

Steve Bannon helped make white grievance an important aspect of Donald Trump‘s 2016  campaign. And he thinks critical race theory will be a crucial part of taking back the House in 2022.

The former Trump strategist told Politico, “T

his is the Tea Party to the 10th power. This isn’t Q, this is mainstream suburban moms — and a lot of these people aren’t Trump voters.” read more

Marjorie Taylor-Greene Says Her Anti-Semitic Rhetoric is “How Real Americans Talk”

Marjorie Taylor Greene is about as toxic as a politician could get right now. She has already been removed from her committee assignments because of past controversial comments.

She recently doubled down on comparing mask wearing to the holocaust. That led to widespread condemnation, even from those within her own party. She, however, has not been chastened by the criticism. In fact, Taylor Greene said during a recent podcast appearance that she’d done nothing wrong.

The Georgia Rep. told Steve Bannon, “They fear me because they know that I’m with the people. The media tried to destroy me right from the start. And the Democrats are trying to take me out as we speak. They have a resolution to expel me.”

Greene continued:

“But I’ve done nothing wrong. I have literally done nothing wrong. The only thing that I have done that they’re so offended by is I go in every single day and I speak exactly how real Americans talk at their kitchen tables, how real Americans talk when they’re on break at work, how real Americans talk to one another.” read more

My Pillow Guy Says He’s Boycotting Fox and Newsmax, Will Only Support OAN Now

Mike Lindell says God put Trump in the White House at coronavirus briefing

For a number of years, Fox News has been losing sponsors left and right. Thanks to constant offensive comments from Tucker Carlson, Laura Ingraham and Jeanine Pirro, the network is too toxic for most companies to touch.

In stepped Mike Lindell. His company My Pillow ran about half the ads during Fox’s nightly programming for a number of years. That’s not true anymore.

Lindell not only stopped advertising on Fox News, he also accused the network of actively working against Donald Trump. And now the pillow magnate is boycotting Newsmax as he’s upset that they settled with Dominion Voting Machines.

The pillow guy announced his stance on Steve Bannon’s show. He told the host, “I can’t say how disappointed I am in Newsmax. You know why would you give in to the lawsuit, which was by Eric Coomer, they give in and they say oh, there… You know, it’s one thing to settle, whatever that settlement was, but don’t say that there was no evidence, that there is not evidence. We have worked long and hard on this, I’m sure that Newsmax, they’ve obviously looked at–”

MyPillow guy Mike Lindell is calling for his supporters to boycott Newsmax and switch to OAN. Speaking about Newsmax settling with Dominion Voting Systems, Lindell says: “I take personal offense to that…shame on Newsmax!!” read more

WATCH: Rudy Giuliani Eulogizes Rush Limbaugh With a Pervy Golf Story

People from all corners of the political world came out to mourn Rush Limbaugh on Wednesday. Donald Trump broke his media silence by calling into Fox News, OAN and Newsmax.

Mike Pence remained silent after news broke that Donald Trump didn’t care about his or his family’s safety. But Pence used his Twitter account to mourn the passing of “a giant.”

Today America lost a Giant with the passing of Rush Limbaugh, and Karen and I send our most heartfelt sympathies to Kathryn, his brother David, and the millions of Americans who loved and cherished his incomparable voice. read more

Everyone on Political Twitter Agrees That Matt Gaetz Should Leave His House Seat to Become Trump’s Lawyer

Gaetz Obama impeachment over Ukraine aid

Many GOP lawmakers made no secret of their support for Donald Trump. This was obvious when 147 Republican congresspeople voted to overturn November’s election results.

But some elected officials stood out for their sheer sycophancy towards Trump. And one the top of that list is Matt Gaetz. The Florida congressman may have been embarrassed when Trump called him “Rick” at a rally, but that hasn’t stopped him from doing everything to support the ex-President.

During a recent episode of War Room Pandemic, Gaetz said that he’d be willing to give up everything to defend Trump. He told host Steve Bannon:

“Absolutely. If the president called me and wanted me to go defend him on the floor of the Senate, that would be the top priority in my life. I would leave my House seat, I would leave my home.”

Upon hearing the idea, political Twitter was all too happy to dunk on Gaetz. Huff Post’s Andy Campbell tweeted, “Matt Gaetz says he would resign as a congressman in order to defend Trump in congressional hearings. I’m no political strategist but this seems like a totally viable plan. Worth a shot!”

Matt Gaetz says he would resign as a congressman in order to defend Trump in congressional hearings. I’m no political strategist but this seems like a totally viable plan. Worth a shot! read more

Steve Bannon Lauds Anti-Vax Protesters Who Shut Down Los Angeles Vaccination Center

Joe Biden has made it his mission to vaccinate 100 million people during his first 100 days in office. One way he hopes to achieve that goal is by opening large scale vaccination centers throughout the country.

One of these centers was set up at Dodgers Stadium in Los Angeles. The site was shut down over the weekend by a mob of anti-vaccination protesters. During a recent broadcast of his show, Steve Bannon compared these anti-vaxxers to the patriots of the American Revoltion.

On Friday,” Bannon began, “Chavez Ravine, Dodgers Stadium, the antivax crowd showed up and shut down the government-run vaccination thing and that was a shot heard around the world. That might be the Lexington and Concord of the antivax movement. Hey, I’m not antivax, but I hear some compelling arguments coming from some of the people on there.”

Like many recent right-wing protests the event was planned on a Facebook page. Isaac Stanley-Becker of the Washington Post notes:

“The online activity illustrates the extent to which Facebook remains a critical organizing tool of the anti-vaccine movement, despite the company’s repeated vows to curb coronavirus misinformation. It also shows how social networking services could foster more confrontational tactics by those committed to false ideas about the dangers of immunization as the mass vaccination effort ramps up.” read more

Romney Blasts Trump Pardons, Says He Wishes There Was a Constitutional Amendment To Bar Pardons for Cronies

To the surprise of no one, Trump spent his last day in office issuing pardons to celebrities and political allies. Rappers Lil Wayne and Kodak Black both had their ongoing legal issues ended by the stroke of the president’s pen.

Al Pirro, the ex-husband of Fox News host Jeanine Pirro was given a pardon. But the most troublesome pardon may have been the one given to former Trump campaign head Steve Bannon. Bannon was facing charges for a scheme to defraud Trump supporters under the pretense of building a border wall.

Frequent Trump critic Mitt Romney blasted the pardons on Wednesday afternoon. “

I can’t imagine the founders in providing for pardon power for a president anticipated that presidents would use it to reward political friends, and as a result I would hope that we could develop a tradition of more narrowly providing pardons.” read more

Wyoming GOP Chair Says State Should Consider Secession

Over the course of a few months, the GOP has lost control of both the White House and the senate. With Democrats in complete control, there isn’t much Republican leaders can do to respond.

That doesn’t mean they aren’t going to try. Arizona, a long-time Republican stronghold, voted for Biden and has recently elected two Democratic senators. In response, the Arizona GOP censured Cindy McCain.

Recently the head of the Wyoming GOP, Frank Earthorne, hinted that he might want to take it a step farther than Arizona. During a recent appearance on Steve Bannon’s show, Earthorne said:

“We need to focus on the fundamentals that’s been stated in this broadcast, and that is what Wyoming is. We are straight-talking, focused on the global scene, but we’re also focused at home. Many of these Western states have the ability to be self-reliant, and we’re keeping eyes on Texas too and their consideration of possible secession. Now, they have a different state constitution than we do as far as wording, but it is something that we’re all paying attention to.” read more

WATCH: Steve Bannon Rips Bill Barr for Not Intervening in the Election on Behalf of Trump

For months now, the Trump administration has known that it was going to have a hard time winning the election. While it was closer than Democrats hoped, Joe Biden prevailed by a significant margin.

The Republicans had multiple contingency plans in place following Biden’s win. There have been lawsuits filed in a number of states. The president even tried to convince Michigan electors to change their votes for him.

Some Republicans have also hoped that the Justice Department, led by William Barr, might step in on behalf of Trump. On Monday, former Trump campaign chief Steve Bannon ripped the Attorney General for his lack of action.

The host of War Room: Pandemic began:

“Today the leadership of the legislature is coming to the White House. That’s what’s got the mainstream media in meltdown. Donald Trump’s intruding in this. Well, he needs to intrude in this. Last time I checked, he’s the chief magistrate. In fact, what I would recommend is he call this guy Bill Barr. I don’t know where — I hear Bill Barr is on vacation, somebody told me he’s out somewhere hunting. Hey brother, go hunting for some — go hunting for some illegal ballots, how about that? Why don’t we hunt for that?” read more

WATCH: Steve Bannon Says Trump Will Claim Victory by the 11:00 News

This is an election year unlike any other in United States history. There has been an unprecedented amount of early voting and mail in ballots. Over 100 million people voted before election day even got here.

And the returns don’t look good for Donald Trump. The Republican party typically wins by making sure that as few people vote as possible. The GOP has filed a number of lawsuits aimed at stopping the increase in voting, but they have mostly been failures.

So Trump will try to delegitimize the election in other ways. The president recently denied a report from Axios’ Jonathan Swan that he would claim victory on election night regardless of the results.

But Steve Bannon says that not only is that the plan, but he is going to do it in time to make the news.

The former Trump adviser said during his War Room: Pandemic show:

“I want to talk about something about stealing the vote. I was on Maria Bartiromo early this morning laying down — and even with Rudy here a minute ago — the president is going to step up tonight between 10 and 11 o’clock. I’m going to pick a random number — 10:45, right before the 11 o’clock news he’s going to claim victory. He’s going to claim victory. He’s going to set the ground rules.” read more

Lou Dobbs Says Bannon’s Arrest by USPS Agents was a Deep State Job

Lou Dobbs says kavanaugh and gorsuch are deep state

Former Trump adviser Steve Bannon was arrested today on charges of mail fraud and money laundering. The indictment against Bannon came from the Southern District of New York and not the FBI.

Since the alleged crimes involved the mail, the arrest was made by the United States Postal Inspection Service. While many have not heard of them, they are not new. In fact, the Inspection Service is the oldest federal law enforcement agency and was formed by Benjamin Franklin.

Fox New host Lou Dobbs, however, is hearing none of that. The Trump-loving commentator claims that the deep state, “launched USPS agents to arrest Bannon.”

The host told his viewers,

“They’re called the US Postal Inspection Service. They had the authority to arrest Bannon and they did so. Now you might find this somewhat ironic. The contretemps between the Postal Service and the Trump administration. And somehow, the deep state launching agents of the US Postal Service to arrest Mr. Bannon.” read more

Steve Bannon Indicted and Taken into Custody on Fraud Charges

Steve Bannon is in federal custody in New York City facing charges of fraud and money laundering relating to a fundraising effort to build a wall along the southern U.S. border.

Bannon was a key political adviser to President Donald Trump during the 2016 election and many see him as the architect of the Trump presidency’s most egregious aspects.

He was arrested on Thursday morning and Audrey Strauss, the Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced charges of fraud against Bannon and three associates.

Bannon reportedly

received more than $1 million read more

Report: Trump’s Kids May Already Have Been Indicted

Donald Trump, his children, and his inner circle appear to be very confident that they will not be implicated in the report which may soon be issued by special counsel Robert Mueller. 

However, according to a report published this morning by POLITICO, some of them might already have been indicted and don’t even know about it yet. And these indictments might include Jared Kushner, Steve Bannon and Hope Hicks as well as members of Trump’s immediate family.

The president’s eldest two children, Ivanka and Donald Jr., have appeared almost cocky recently as they have publicly stated that they are not at all concerned about Mueller’s findings. They seem almost oblivious to the many federal, state and local investigations into the Trump Organization and the Trump Foundation, of which they have been board members for many years. There are also serious investigations into their father’s campaign and inauguration committee that are extraneous to the Mueller probe.

There reportedly are charges being prepared by state and local prosecutors which could not be eliminated through a presidential pardon. In addition, there are many sealed indictments which have already been filed in Washington, D.C. These could easily involve Trump’s children as well as other individuals in the president’s inner circle.

“If anyone in Trump world is breathing easy right now, I’d say they are very foolish,” said Shanlon Wu, a defense lawyer who represented former Trump deputy campaign chairman Rick Gates, who cut a plea deal and is cooperating with Mueller.

“Even if Mueller’s report were to appear and didn’t implicate the president,” Wu added, “all these other criminal investigations will continue. That’s not going to be the magic bullet that solves everything. I’d be very concerned if I was a lawyer or a potential target in that world right now.”

Insiders at the White House have said that they are worried that some of the president’s inner circle might be indicted for lying in front of congressional committees. This is one of the criminal charges against longtime Trump adviser Roger Stone, and it may send him to prison.

“These guys took the whole Congress thing way too lightly,” said a Republican official who is in contact with Trump aides in the White House. “They didn’t understand that members actually listen, take notes and record this sh*t. I think they all took it way too nonchalantly and didn’t think it matters — and boy, does it.”

The House Intelligence Committee, which has interviewed many Trump confidants, recently voted to send to Mueller the transcripts of sworn testimony of more than 50 committee witnesses.

A former Trump campaign adviser, Michael Caputo, who’s been questioned by both Mueller and congressional committees is of the opinion that anyone connected to the president should be worried. He said:

“I think everyone will be happy when the Mueller investigation concludes, but the Democrats in the House and Senate aren’t going to give us a pause anytime soon. We’ve all strapped in and I wouldn’t advise anyone to unbuckle.” read more

Bannon: Trump Will Run Again in 2020 and ‘Win Bigger’ Than 2016

Steve Bannon on Face the Nation

Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon said in an interview broadcast Sunday that he has “zero” doubt that President Trump will run for reelection in 2020. He also said that he thinks Trump will win.

“I happen to think now, the president is going to run again in 2020 and I think he’ll win. I think he’ll win bigger than he won in 2016,” Bannon said on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” citing the strong economy.

The former publisher of Breitbart News also expressed his opinion that the release of the Mueller special counsel’s report will shake up the political landscape in ways we can’t completely predict, saying:

“I believe that we’re going to enter into an extraordinary time in American politics.”

“We’ve allowed the Democrats, because they take control of the House, to weaponize a whole bunch of investigations. They’ve been- They’re going to be able to weaponize the Mueller report, 2019’s going to be quite vitriolic.”

BANNON IN ROME: Mueller report release will trigger "quite a vitriolic time," the former White House chief strategist tells @sethdoane

More from Doane's interview airs tomorrow on @FaceTheNation ➡️ read more

In Crazy Rant Roger Stone Says Mueller Probe Is ‘A Pretext to Remove Trump’

Donald Trump’s longtime friend Roger Stone knows how to get publicity, and in his latest interview he went off the deep end by making crazy claims that the purpose of Bob Mueller’s special counsel probe is to remove both Donald Trump and Mike Pence from office.

Speaking to The New Yorker, Stone said he also believes that Mueller’s investigation is part of an elaborate conspiracy to get both Nancy Pelosi and Hillary Clinton into the White House.

To back up his unhinged opinions, Stone predicted that Mueller’s investigation would fabricate explosive, untrue evidence that would then be used to indict and impeach both President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence.

“Those who think the Mueller investigation will die out with a whimper are dreaming,” Stone said in the interview, before adding:

“This is a pretext to allow them to remove both Trump and Pence and replace them with Leather Face — I mean, Nancy Pelosi — and then she can appoint Hillary Clinton as V.P. That’s been the agenda from the beginning.”

Pelosi could then resign, and make Hillary Clinton president, according to Stone.

Mueller has charged that Stone lied to Congressional investigators about his efforts to reach out to WikiLeaks for information about emails that were stolen from Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman, John Podesta. Additionally, Mueller claims that Stone sent threatening messages to talk show host Randy Credico that encouraged him to similarly lie to investigators.

On January 25 Stone was arrested by the FBI after his indictment on charges of lying to Congress, obstruction of justice and witness tampering. Since then he posted bail and pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Another Trump adviser, Steve Bannon, was also implicated in federal crimes when Stone was arrested.

Legal experts who have reviewed the Stone indictment in detail also believe that it contains evidence that Donald Trump himself may soon be indicted.

The indictment alleges that Stone spoke often with top Trump campaign aides, including Bannon, about his efforts to get the Democratic emails stolen by Russian hackers published by WikiLeaks to harm Hillary Clinton and help Trump get elected.

In the indictment there is language which appears to describe the involvement of Donald Trump in Stone’s and Bannon’s nefarious activities. This means the indictment may point to the direct involvement of the President of the United States in the commission of crimes. 

This is why Roger Stone is now saying there is a “conspiracy” and “fabricated” evidence of Trump’s crimes. He knows that in truth Trump (and probably Pence) DID actually commit numerous crimes. Stone knows Trump and Pence will be going down very soon, so his latest rants are intended to cast doubt on the law enforcement agencies of the United States. He is doing this for his personal gain, but it won’t work. It is very likely that unless Stone flips and cooperates with Mueller,

he will spend the rest of his life in jail. read more

Panic Hits the White House As Bannon Is Implicated in Stone Arrest

Panic and chaos are hitting the Trump administration this morning, after longtime Trump friend and campaign aide Roger Stone was arrested during an early-morning FBI raid on his home. New reporting shows that former Trump adviser Steve Bannon may also be implicated in the charges against Stone.

Speaking on CNN after Stone’s arrest, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said that the indictment and arrest of Stone had nothing to do with her boss.

CNN’s “New Day” tweeted the following exchange:

@JohnBerman: “Did the President direct someone to contact Roger Stone about stolen emails?”
@PressSec: “The specific charges that have been brought against Mr. Stone don’t have anything to do with the President.”
Berman: “We don’t know that, though.”

.@JohnBerman: “Did the President direct someone to contact Roger Stone about stolen emails?”@PressSec: “The specific charges that have been brought against Mr. Stone don’t have anything to do with the President.”

Berman: “We don’t know that, though.” read more

Bannon and Maher Say Avenatti Could Be “The Trump of 2020”

Michael Avenatti was in New Hampshire yesterday, raising money for Democrats while he explores a presidential run.

Avenatti is emphatic about one thing. He is not on “a listening tour,” he told The Washington Post by phone, because that’s something politicians say. He is definitely not a politician.

The veteran trial attorney has been on an endless media circuit as the lawyer for Stormy Daniels. He has been honing his media skills and has earned a reputation as a fighter and a top antagonist for President Donald Trump. And for this, millions of Democrats love him.

But he says he has not decided yet whether he will run against Trump in 2020.

He says that whoever the Democrats nominate needs to be a “fighter.” And that’s what he is. Because of this he thinks he could be a serious threat to a second Trump term.

And former Trump adviser Steve Bannon agrees with him.

“Avenatti’s got a fearlessness,” Bannon, the Republican strategist told Bill Maher on Friday night on HBO. “And he’s a fighter. I think he’ll go through a lot of that field, if he decides to stick with it, like a scythe through grass.”

It is a new age, Bannon said, where a political background may not be the best path to the White House. Maher agreed. “Avenatti could be the Trump of 2020, the guy who’s the outsider, who blows through the regular politician because he looks different,” he said.

Bannon told Maher that “if Bernie Sanders had an ounce of Michael Avenatti’s fearlessness, he would have been the Democratic nominee,” not Clinton.

Avenatti and Bannon both think that he has traits that helped propel Trump to the presidency. He speaks directly, is not afraid to be confrontational, and he has success in a field other than politics.

Speaking of the Republican Party, Avenatti said:

“They recognize perhaps they have a problem on their hands, and I happen to agree with them. If I decide to do this, I’m going to surprise a lot of people.” read more

Bannon Says GOP On Track to Lose 35 to 40 Seats in Midterms

Steve Bannon has issued a warning for Republicans, and he hopes they will listen to him. In an interview with the Associated Press (AP) Bannon said he believes the GOP would lose 35 to 40 seats in the House if the election were held today.

“AP Interview: Here’s how Steve Bannon wants to rally GOP voters to help save Republican House majority.”

During a Sunday interview the former chief strategist for Donald Trump said he thinks the Republican Party needs to make major changes between now and election day in the way they are campaigning. If they don’t, he said, the party will be handing over their majority in Congress to Democrats who he believes will pursue impeachment proceedings against the president.

Bannon said he believes that there is still time to turn the election around, however. And of course he has the proposed solution, in the form of his new group, called Citizens of the American Republic.

His main strategy is to paint this years’ contests a vote to protect Trump from impeachment, and by doing that, motivate a higher turnout among Trump supporters.

“You can’t look at this as a midterm and you can’t run it out of the traditional Republican playbook. If you do that, you’re going to get smoked,” he said.

Bannon clearly is trying to increase his influence within the Republican Party as well as within the White House, where he has fallen out of favor. He was fired from a White House position last year after Michael Wolff’s book included many negative quotes from Bannon talking about the president and his family.

After that, his relationship with Trump went down hill even though many credit Bannon’s strategy with putting Trump in the White House in the first place.

Bannon said he knows there are big challenges this year, such as an energized Democratic electorate. With just 78 days until election day 2018, Democrats are gathering steam and need a net gain of just 24 seats to take back control of the House of Representatives. Turnout and voter enthusiasm has been very high in

special elections held this year read more

Bannon Says Trump Will Shut Down Government Before Midterms

According to former presidential adviser Steve Bannon, President Donald Trump really wants his border wall with Mexico, and he will do anything to get it, including shutting down the U.S. government. Bannon’s remarks were made during a lengthy interview on CNN.

We reported last Monday that Trump had told lawmakers in Congress

 that he will allow the federal government to shut down before again  read more

David Frum Sardonically Tells Trump To Take Bannon’s ‘Legal’ Advice

Last night, Robert Costa, from the Washington Post reports that Steve Bannon is “pitching a plan to West Wing aides and congressional allies” in an apparent attempt to “cripple the federal investigation, into the matter of  Russian interference.”

The reader will recall that Steve Bannon fell out of Mr. Trump’s graces over his comments in the recent bestseller, Fire And Fury; Inside The White House, and was in fact, fired despite Bannon’s claim that he resigned according to several sources.

According to Costa, the far-fetched plan demonstrates the legal desperation of Mr. Trump’s base. Said Mr. Costa:

“Nonetheless, Bannon’s efforts signify the growing pressure from an influential wing of Trump’s political base to thwart Mueller, who, many Trump allies believe, presents an existential legal and political threat to his presidency.” read more

Steve Bannon Got Subpoenaed By House Republicans After He Refused To Answer White House Questions

Steve Bannon got subpoenaed by House Republicans after he refused to answer questions about the Trump transition and White House in front of the Intelligence Committee.

Fox News reported:
In the now hours-long, ongoing interview conducted by investigators for the House Intelligence Committee, Bannon’s attorney told lawmakers that the White House directed his client not to answer questions about his time in the White House or during the transition.

Sources told Fox News Bannon did not invoke any sort of legal “privilege,” including executive privilege, to support this refusal.

The sources told Fox News that lawmakers grilled Bannon and his attorney over their refusal to answer. At that point, some members of the committee recommended subpoenas for Bannon, and documents related to the issues.

Bannon is very chatty, so it surprising that he went quiet. It isn’t a shock that Special Counsel Robert Mueller wants to talk to Bannon, because he was such a central figure in the campaign, and after the book Fire And Fury, it was only a matter of time until Mueller came calling with a subpoena in hand.

Steve Bannon has seen his dreams of dominating the political world collapse. Now he is an unemployed guy who is facing down two subpoenas from people asking questions that he doesn’t want to answer.

Bannon’s refusal to talk about what happened during the transition and in the White House should be a red flag to all investigators, and it is also a reminder that the crime that may bring Trump down is obstruction of justice not illegal campaign coordination with Russia.

Scaramucci’s Deranged Tirade Shows Why The Entire Trump White House Has Got To Go

White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci’s obscene tirade against other members of the Trump administration is evidence that Trump is the source, but the country won’t be cleansed until the entire Trump White House is gone.

The current White House is so dysfunctional that the Communications Director went after the Chief of Staff with a false allegation of leaking.

Via The New Yorker:

Reince Priebus—if you want to leak something—he’ll be asked to resign very shortly.” The issue, he said, was that he believed Priebus had been worried about the dinner because he hadn’t been invited. “Reince is a fucking paranoid schizophrenic, a paranoiac,” Scaramucci said. He channelled Priebus as he spoke: “ ‘Oh, Bill Shine is coming in. Let me leak the fucking thing and see if I can cock-block these people the way I cock-blocked Scaramucci for six months.’ ” read more