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Steve Bannon
Bannon at the 2017 CPAC
White House Chief Strategist
In office
January 20, 2017 – August 18, 2017
PresidentDonald Trump
Preceded byOffice created
Succeeded byOffice removed
Senior Counselor to the President
In office
January 20, 2017 – August 18, 2017
PresidentDonald Trump
Preceded byJohn Podesta (2015)
Personal details
Stephen Kevin Bannon

(1953-11-27) November 27, 1953 (age 70)
Norfolk, Virginia, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Cathleen Houff Jordan
Mary Piccard (1995–1997)
Diane Clohesy (divorced 2009)
EducationVirginia Tech (BA)
Georgetown University (MA)
Harvard University (MBA)
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/service United States Navy
Years of service1976–1983
RankLieutenant (O-3)

Stephen Kevin 'Steve' Bannon (born November 27, 1953) is an American campaign manager, businessman and media executive and former Counselor and Senior Adviser to Donald Trump.[1]

He became chief executive officer of the 2016 presidential campaign of Donald Trump in August 2016.[2][3] He was later hired as his chief strategist and Senior Counselor.[4] President Trump signed an executive order giving Bannon a seat on the United States National Security Council.[5] He was removed from the National Security Council on April 5, 2017.[6]

Bannon resigned on August 4, 2017, but his resignation became in effect on August 18, 2017 during the aftermath of the Unite the Right rally.[7][8]

In August 2020, Bannon was arrested in New York and indicted for fraud in connection with an online fundraising scheme.[9]

In November 2020, Bannon's Twitter account was permanently suspended after he said that Anthony Fauci and FBI Director Christopher Wray should be beheaded.[10] Bannon was held in contempt of Congress in October 2021 after ignoring a subpoena by the House of Representatives committee investigating the 2021 United States Capitol attack. He was indicted by a federal grand jury on November 12, 2021.[11] He turned himself in to the FBI later that month.

References[change | change source]

  1. Ronald Radosh (22 August 2016). "Steve Bannon, Trump's Top Guy, Told Me He Was 'A Leninist' Who Wants To 'Destroy the State'; The Breitbart executive director turned GOP leader boasted at a party about his goal of destroying the conservative establishment". The Daily Beast. Retrieved 31 January 2017.
  2. "Trump picks Priebus as White House chief of staff, Bannon as top adviser". CNN.
  3. "Steve Bannon and the alt-right: a primer". CBS News.
  4. "President-elect Trump names Steve Bannon and Reince Priebus to his senior White House leadership team". Yahoo News. Retrieved 13 November 2016.
  5. Glenn Thrush and Maggie Haberman (5 February 2017). "Trump and Staff Rethink Tactics After Stumbles". The New York Times. Retrieved 6 February 2017.
  6. "Steve Bannon removed from National Security Council in reorganization". CNBC. April 5, 2017.
  7. Collins, Kaitlan; Diamond, Jeremy; Landers, Elizabeth (August 18, 2017). "Trump's chief strategist Steve Bannon fired". CNN. Retrieved August 18, 2017.
  8. Parker, Ashley; Rucker, Philip; Costa, Robert; Paletta, Damian (August 18, 2017). "Trump gets rid of White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon". Washington Post. Retrieved August 18, 2017.
  9. "Former Trump Campaign Manager Steve Bannon Indicted for Fraud in NY". nbcboston.com. August 20, 2020.
  10. Curt Devine and Donie O'Sullivan (November 6, 2020). Twitter permanently suspends Steve Bannon account after talk of beheading. CNN. Retrieved: November 6, 2020.
  11. Hannah Rabinowitz; Jessica Schneider; Evan Perez; Paula Reid (November 12, 2021). "Federal grand jury indicts former Trump adviser Steve Bannon for contempt of Congress". CNN.