Previous Office(s) Held
- U.S. President
Senior team; deposition scheduled for Oct. 14. Bannon came to Trump’s 2016 campaign from Breitbart and briefly worked in the Trump White House. After being pardoned by Trump while facing trial on charges of fraud, Bannon centered his attention on boosting Trump’s false claims about election fraud. Bannon was part of a group that gathered Jan. 5 at a hotel near the White House in which efforts to seize a second term for Trump were apparently discussed.
Stephen Bannon reportedly communicated with former President Trump on December 30th, 2020, urging him to focus his efforts on January 6th. Mr. Bannon also reportedly attended a gathering at the Willard Hotel on January 5th, 2021, as part of an effort to persuade Members of Congress to block the certification of the election the next day. Mr. Bannon is also quoted as stating, on January 5th, that ‘[a]ll Hell is going to break loose tomorrow.’
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