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You’re Fired # 12 Senior Official at Whites Only House – Bannon

Another one bites the dust!

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For my readers who aren’t Harry Potter fans – A Horcrux is an object in which a Dark wizard or witch has hidden a fragment of his or her soul for the purpose of attaining immortality. Horcruxes can only be created after committing murder, the supreme act of evil.

 

Steve Bannon Out As Chief White House Strategist

Steve Bannon has lost his job as chief White House strategist.

The White House described the departure as a mutual agreement between Bannon and chief of staff John Kelly.

“We are grateful for his service and wish him the best,” said press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

Bannon has been a larger-than-life character in Trumpworld: a right-wing provocateur whose rumpled wardrobe and radical politics belied his background at Goldman Sachs and Harvard Business School. (Bannon made a small fortune running his own investment banking firm. His compensation for one deal included a stake in residuals from the TV series Seinfeld.)…

The take-no-prisoners style that was so successful during the campaign proved a liability, however, once Trump and Bannon reached the White House. The original, shock-and-awe travel ban spearheaded by Bannon was quickly rejected by federal courts. His efforts to strong-arm lawmakers into passing a repeal of the Affordable Care Act backfired. And Bannon feuded openly with other White House staffers, including Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law; national security adviser H.R. McMaster; and National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn.

“Bannon really believes this stuff to a degree that’s almost scary,” Green told Fresh Air’s Terry Gross. “I think that Trump is driven mainly by opportunism, by a desire to pursue whatever is going to get Donald Trump positive coverage on cable news now. And during the campaign, when nationalism — when Bannon’s nationalism seemed to work for him, that was what he would espouse. But when that stopped working for him in February, after he became president, he was happy to bring in people [like McMaster and Cohn] who nationalists abhor.”

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Posted by on August 18, 2017 in Daily Chump Disasters, The Clown Bus

 

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Add to the List of Chumph’s Cadre Busted – Steve Bannon and “Seinfield”

Apparently the whole Steve Bannon – “Making millions from Seinfeld TV Show” schtick was a lie as well.

Bannon gets busted…Again.

BUSTED: There are no records of Steve Bannon making money off ‘Seinfeld’ and yadda yadda yadda

A key part of the mythos surrounding embattled White House adviser Stephen K. Bannon is that he makes millions of dollar in royalties from a savvy investment that included profit participation in the sitcom “Seinfeld,” but a New Yorker article about Bannon’s years in Hollywood is now casting doubt on that claim.

In an essay titled, “How Hollywood Remembers Steve Bannon,” journalist Connie Bruck dissects a number of Bannon’s key claims about his time in the movie industry and finds that most of them — including the “Seinfeld” story — don’t really hold up under scrutiny.

“Last November, when Bannon was named Donald Trump’s chief White House strategist, many articles highlighted an extraordinary fact about his Hollywood career: that he had negotiated a profit participation in ‘Seinfeld’ in 1993, two years before the show went into syndication,” said Bruck. “Forbes reported that, if Bannon had a one-per-cent share in the profits, ‘he would have made about $32.6 million since 1998,’ and went on to say that ‘Bannon’s steady “Seinfeld” income’ was supporting his career as a conservative propagandist.”

The factoid first surfaced in a 2015 Bloomberg Businessweek profile of Bannon. According to Bannon, Westinghouse Electric hired his firm to sell the corporation’s small share in an entertainment company called Castle Rock.

Media mogul and CNN founder Ted Turner was interested in buying all of Castle Rock including minority shareholders. Bannon said he advised Westinghouse to take the offer. The company’s representatives reportedly told Bannon that if the deal was so great, he should put up some of his own cash for the properties in the Castle Rock portfolio. One of them was “Seinfeld.”

“Some of those who were responsible for ‘Seinfeld’ became agitated by Bannon’s story,” wrote Bruck. “Larry David, the show’s head writer and executive producer, told me, ‘I don’t think I ever heard of him until he surfaced with the Trump campaign and I had no idea that he was profiting from the work of industrious Jews!’”

However, when Bruck scrutinized the deal — which Bannon and Co. reportedly came away from with a small portion of Castle Rock’s TV package — and followed it through a series of acquisitions and mergers until she found that after 1995, Warner Bros. acquired “Seinfeld” and began to send out regular profit participation statements.

“The Castle Rock and the Westinghouse records from the early months of syndication are not readily available,” wrote Brock. “It is possible that Bannon’s deal was capped and paid out at that time. But, since then, neither CBS nor Castle Rock nor Warner Bros. has records of payments to Bannon, if those records are as they were described to me.”

Got a little Blue Eyed Soul just for Steve…Not sure how the dancing girl in a skimpy bikini made it past the TV censors in 1965, but here goes.

 
 

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Steve Bannon….Nobody Wants You When You’re Down and Out

Now the Chumph claims he didn’t even know Bannon before the election!

Sounds like the Reichminister is on his way out.

“Steve? …Steve who? I didn’t know hat dude!”

BUSTED: Trump caught blatantly lying about whether he knew Steve Bannon before the 2016 campaign

resident Donald Trump told the New York Post on Tuesday that he had never met top political strategist Steve Bannon before Bannon came on to work on his presidential campaign last year.

“I like Steve, but you have to remember he was not involved in my campaign until very late,” Trump said. “I had already beaten all the senators and all the governors, and I didn’t know Steve. I’m my own strategist and it wasn’t like I was going to change strategies because I was facing crooked Hillary.”

However, PolitiFact has found that Trump’s claim to have not known Bannon until last year is completely at odds with what he said when he first announced he was bringing Bannon and top adviser Kellyanne Conway on board to run his campaign.

“I have known Steve and Kellyanne both for many years,”‘ Trump said at the time. “They are extremely capable, highly qualified people who love to win and know how to win.”

Additionally, PolitiFact points to a report from Real Clear Politics’ Rebecca Berg that claims Trump first met Bannon in 2011, while also noting that Trump appeared on Bannon’s talk radio program at least nine different times before Bannon came aboard as his campaign manager.

You know its hard out there for a race pimp!

 

 
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Posted by on April 12, 2017 in Daily Chump Disasters

 

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Bannon Gets Thumped! Kicked Off of National Security Council

Never really understood what, if any qualifications Steve Bannon had to be the National Security Adviser. Even in the Chumph administration where the qualifications bar is only slightly lower than its standards for truth telling.

Apparently, the folks who are qualified to do that job…Agree.

This is an as-of-yet uncorroborated report out of Bloomberg,

“Bannon Got Cannoned!”

Top Trump adviser Steve Bannon booted off the National Security Council: report

Steve Bannon, the controversial former head of Breitbart News who now serves as the chief political strategist for President Donald Trump, has been removed from his post on the National Security Council.

Bloomberg’s Jennifer Jacobs reports that the NSC was reorganized on Tuesday to remove Bannon, while also “downgrading the role of his Homeland Security Adviser, Tom Bossert.”

The move also puts Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and Marine Corps General Joseph Dunford — the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff — back as “regular attendees” of the NSC’s principals committee.

READ MORE: White House official offers baffling explanation: Bannon added to security council to watch over Flynn

The decision to reorganize the council was made by Trump’s new national security adviser, Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, according to the Wall Street Journal.

“Susan Rice operationalized the NSC during the last administration. I was put on to ensure that it was de-operationalized. General McMaster has returned the NSC to its proper function,” Bannon said in a statement.

Bannon has long been a controversial figure, as he is a self-described “Leninist” who has attacked not only Democrats, but also members of the Republican establishment.

Breitbart News, his old website, has continued attacking House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI), and in particular has been aggressive in its criticism of the House Republicans’ proposed health care plan.

 
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Posted by on April 5, 2017 in Chumph Butt Kicking, Daily Chump Disasters

 

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Rep. Elijah Cummings Hammers Whites Only House

Pretty much stating the obvious about the Chumph and his white supremacist cabinet…

 

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A photoshopped image, even if the statement is true.

 

Rep. Elijah Cummings blasts Bannon as ‘white supremacist-type,’ says Trump White House would disappoint MLK

A prominent House Democrat blasted top White House aide Stephen Bannon as a “white supremacist-type person” and said Martin Luther King, Jr. “would be very disappointed” with President Trump’s administration.

Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), the ranking Democrat on the House Oversight Committee and a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, was asked — on the 49th anniversary of the civil right icon’s assassination — what he thought would have been King’s views on the current White House — and his answer was blunt.

“He would be pleased to have seen the first African-American elected president, to have seen many doors opened for people like me and others who now have opportunities that would not have had them back then,” Cummings said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”

“But at the same time, when we see a guy like Bannon” — Cummings continued, referring to Trump’s chief White House strategist — “who is, as far as I’m concerned, a white supremacist-type person, sitting in the White House, sitting in the White House, and I’m paying his salary, I think he would be very disappointed.”

A prominent House Democrat blasted top White House aide Stephen Bannon as a “white supremacist-type person” and said Martin Luther King, Jr. “would be very disappointed” with President Trump’s administration.

Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), the ranking Democrat on the House Oversight Committee and a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, was asked — on the 49th anniversary of the civil right icon’s assassination — what he thought would have been King’s views on the current White House — and his answer was blunt.

“He would be pleased to have seen the first African-American elected president, to have seen many doors opened for people like me and others who now have opportunities that would not have had them back then,” Cummings said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”

“But at the same time, when we see a guy like Bannon” — Cummings continued, referring to Trump’s chief White House strategist — “who is, as far as I’m concerned, a white supremacist-type person, sitting in the White House, sitting in the White House, and I’m paying his salary, I think he would be very disappointed.”

Prior to working in the Trump White House and running the Trump campaign, Bannon was the executive editor of Breitbart News.

Under his leadership, the site grew to be the “premier website of the ‘alt-right’ — a loose-knit group of white nationalists and unabashed anti-Semites and racists,” as the Anti-Defamation League has put it.

The site has been accused of being a mouthpiece for controversial columnists Milo Yiannopoulos, who resigned earlier this year after appearing to defending pedophilia (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1w_8ozOPO80), and Austin Ruse, whose Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute (C-FAM), has been labeled a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Some of the site’s headlines in Bannon’s tenure include, “Birth Control Makes Women Unattractive and Crazy,” “Bill Kristol: Republican Spoiler, Renegade Jew,” “The Solution To Online Harassment is Simple: Women Should Log Off” and “Political Correctness Protects Muslim Rape Culture,” and his fans include the Nazis.

As Trump’s chief strategist, Bannon was widely credited with being the mastermind behind several controversial executive orders, including one Trump signed that scraped guidelines telling public schools to let transgender students use the bathrooms and locker rooms matching their gender identities.

 
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Posted by on April 4, 2017 in Chumph Butt Kicking

 

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FBI Gets in Steve Bannon’s Shorts Investigating Brietbart and Alex Jones

Oh My!

The President’s puppeteer may lose his grip! Steve Bannon, not only a senior member of the Chumph’s campaign, and now National Security Adviser was the Editor of Brietbart. It appears that Brietbart was one of the major conduits for Russian hacking and release of mal-information about Hillary Clinton, along with Alex Jones’ “Infowars” site. There is now substantial evidence that both outfits were Russian puppets, whether willingly or not.

In any even, Bannon’s connection to both Brietbart and the Campaign provides a back channel for discussions between the Russians and the Putin’s Bitch’s Campaign.

The “bots” story is just a cover, and just describes the methodology the Russians utilized to implement the hacking once directed by Bannon.

Wonder if Amazon or EBay will provide a quantity discount on hanging ropes for traitors?

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FBI’s Russian-influence probe includes a look at Breitbart, InfoWars news sites

Federal investigators are examining whether far-right news sites played any role last year in a Russian cyber operation that dramatically widened the reach of news stories — some fictional — that favored Donald Trump’s presidential bid, two people familiar with the inquiry say.

Operatives for Russia appear to have strategically timed the computer commands, known as “bots,” to blitz social media with links to the pro-Trump stories at times when the billionaire businessman was on the defensive in his race against Democrat Hillary Clinton, these sources said.

The bots’ end products were largely millions of Twitter and Facebook posts carrying links to stories on conservative internet sites such as Breitbart News and InfoWars, as well as on the Kremlin-backed RT News and Sputnik News, the sources said. Some of the stories were false or mixed fact and fiction, said the sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the bot attacks are part of an FBI-led investigation into a multifaceted Russian operation to influence last year’s elections.

Investigators examining the bot attacks are exploring whether the far-right news operations took any actions to assist Russia’s operatives. Their participation, however, wasn’t necessary for the bots to amplify their news through Twitter and Facebook.

The investigation of the bot-engineered traffic, which appears to be in its early stages, is being driven by the FBI’s Counterintelligence Division, whose inquiries rarely result in criminal charges and whose main task has been to reconstruct the nature of the Kremlin’s cyber attack and determine ways to prevent another.

An FBI spokesman declined to comment on the inquiry into the use of bots.

Russia-generated bots are one piece of a cyber puzzle that counterintelligence agents have sought to solve for nearly a year to determine the extent of the Moscow government’s electronic broadside.

“This may be one of the most highly impactful information operations in the history of intelligence,” said one former U.S. intelligence official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the matter.

Bureau director James Comey confirmed Monday at a House Intelligence Committee hearing what long has been reported: that the FBI is investigating possible links between individuals in the Trump presidential campaign and the Russian campaign to influence the election and whether there was any coordination between the two.

As for the bots, they carried links not only to news stories but also to Democratic emails posted on WikiLeaks, especially those hacked from Podesta and made public in October, said Philip Howard, a professor at the Oxford University Internet Institute who has researched the bot attacks.

Howard said that, as an example, bots had spread links to fictional stories that accused Clinton of involvement in running a child-sex ring in the basement of a Washington pizza parlor. The posts inspired a North Carolina man to drive to Washington and fire an assault weapon in the restaurant, according to police reports.

Howard’s study of bot-generated Twitter traffic during last fall’s Trump-Clinton campaign debates showed that bot messages favorable to Trump significantly outnumbered those sympathetic to Clinton.

He said his research showed that Americans who call themselves “patriotic programmers” also activated bots to aid Trump. In interviews, they described coding the computer commands in their spare time, Howard said.

Unlike counterintelligence investigators with more cyber-sleuthing capabilities, Howard has not established that Russia was the source of the bot attacks he studied.

Russia also used “trolls,” hundreds of computer operatives who pretended to be Trump supporters and posted stories or comments on the internet complimentary to Trump or disparaging to Clinton. Sources close to the inquiry said those operatives likely worked from a facility in St. Petersburg, Russia, dedicated to that tactic.

“Russian bots and internet trolls sought to propagate stories underground,” said Mike Carpenter, a former senior Pentagon official during the Obama administration whose jobfocused on Russia. “Those stories got amplified by fringe elements of our media like Breitbart.”

 

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Destroying the Alt-right

A tried and true methodology of limiting the right wing Trump racists…Cut off their money supply.

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Howard Dean rallies the Internet with plan to ‘destroy’ Breitbart — and it’s already working

Former Vermont Governor Howard Dean (D) on Sunday called on progressives to help cripple Breitbart News’ business model with an aggressive and shrewd campaign of boycotting advertisers.

In a tweet on Sunday, Dean encouraged his followers to share a plan highlighted in a recent New York Times article titled “How to Destroy the Business Model of Breitbart and Fake News.”

Thanks to NYT article I am going to look at Breitbart next week and refuse to buy any product I see advertised there. Please RT.

According to the Times, a group called Sleeping Giants have been successful at forcing advertisers to blacklist Breitbart by taking screen shots of advertisements that appear next to hate speech on the conservative website. The group then uses the screen shots to shame the advertisers on social media.

The tactic has been surprisingly successful, according to Sleeping Giants. Zappos, 3M, Patagonia and Warby Parker have all reportedly pulled their ads. Conservatives threatened to boycott Kellogg’s after it became one of the first advertisers to ban Breitbart. But the company received unexpected public relations and sales benefits when people opposed to fake news started an effort to donate Kellogg’s products to soup kitchens.

Participatory Culture Foundation board member Nicholas Reville, who has coordinated with the Sleeping Giants group, told the Times that companies realize the importance of embracing diversity.

“You have to be inclusionary if you’re going to try to sell to a very large audience,” he explained.

The following is a list of companies which have pulled advertising from Breitbart. Recently looked at the site to see Toyota was still up…Maybe it is time to consider buying a Ford.

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Posted by on January 9, 2017 in Second American Revolution

 

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