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Who is Steve Bannon?

Stephen Kevin Bannon (born November 27, 1953) is an American media executive, political strategist, and former investment banker. He served as the White House’s chief strategist in the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump during the first seven months of Trump’s term. 

He is a former executive chairman of Breitbart News, and previously served on the board of the now-defunct data-analytics firm Cambridge Analytica.

Steve Bannon found guilty on both contempt of Congress charges

A federal jury has convicted former Trump political adviser Steve Bannon of two counts of criminal contempt of Congress for intentionally defying a subpoena related to the assault on the U.S. Capitol last year.

Bannon put on no defense in the case, which featured testimony from just two government witnesses, including the deputy staff director of the House Select Committee investigating the events of Jan. 6, 2021.

The Justice Department told jurors the case was black and white – as simple as the words on the subpoena to Bannon last autumn.

“The defendant chose allegiance to Donald Trump over compliance with the law,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Molly Gaston said in closing arguments.

Bannon had broadcast his defiance on the social media site Gettr, prosecutors said, posting that he told lawmakers he would “NOT comply” on Oct. 8, 2021, after the first committee deadline had passed.

The chief government witness, Kristin Amerling of the Jan. 6 committee, told jurors the panel wanted to know more about Bannon’s contacts with former President Trump, his presence with others at the Willard Hotel in early 2021, and his statement on the War Room podcast that “all hell is going to break loose” a day before the Capitol siege.

Steve Bannon Biography, Wiki

Steve Bannon, in full Stephen Kevin Bannon, (born November 27, 1953, Norfolk, Virginia, U.S.), American political strategist, media executive, and filmmaker who served (2017) as senior counselor and chief White House strategist for U.S. Pres. Donald Trump.

Bannon grew up in a large Irish Catholic family in Richmond, Virginia. His father rose from a position as a lineman to middle management with a phone company. Bannon attended an all-male Catholic military school in Richmond before matriculating at Virginia Tech, where he earned a B.A. in urban affairs (1976) and served as student government president.

After graduation he joined the U.S. Navy, becoming an officer, serving on a destroyer, and receiving a post as a special assistant to the chief of naval operations at the Pentagon. During his navy tenure in Washington, D.C., Bannon earned an M.A. in national security studies at Georgetown University.

Having left the navy in 1983, he attended the Harvard Business School (M.B.A., 1985), which led to a position in mergers and acquisitions at Goldman Sachs. Specializing in media and entertainment, Bannon relocated to Los Angeles.

Steve Bannon Biography Wikipedia
Steve Bannon
BornStephen Kevin Bannon
November 27, 1953 (age 68)
Norfolk, Virginia, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Cathleen Houff Jordan​​(div. 1988)​Mary Piccard​​(m. 1995; div. 1997)​Diane Clohesy​​(m. 2006; div. 2009)​
Children3
EducationVirginia Tech (BA)
Georgetown University (MA)
Harvard University (MBA)
Criminal statusAwaiting sentencing
Conviction(s)Contempt of Congress (2 counts)
Date apprehendedNovember 15, 2021

Steve Bannon Career

After obtaining his MBA, he began working with ‘Goldman Sachs,’ a world-renowned investment bank and financial services company. He worked as an investment banker in the acquisitions and mergers department of the company.

Toward the late 1980s, the company eyed Hollywood and started expanding their reach, eventually venturing into the media industry. Steve moved to Los Angeles and was made a vice president of the company before he left it 2 years later.

Steve gathered a few employees from ‘Goldman Sachs’ and laid the foundation of a separate investment and banking company named ‘Bannon & Co.’ He then began working as an advisor to a production house and bought stakes in the hit sitcom ‘Seinfeld,’ which turned out to be a massively successful deal.

In the 1990s, after finding out that the entertainment industry was highly profitable, Steve moved to Los Angeles and began working as an executive producer. In 1991, he produced his first film, ‘The Indian Runner,’ which turned out to be a box-office disaster.

In 1999, he produced another film, ‘Titus.’In the 2000s, he began directing films, too. In 2004, he made a documentary film titled ‘In the Face of Evil,’ which was based on former U.S. president Ronald Reagan. Following this, he got involved in the funding and production of several films, such as ‘Occupy Unmasked’ and ‘The Undefeated.’

In 2007, he exhibited his far-right sentiments in the documentary film titled ‘Destroying the Great Satan: The Rise of Islamic Fascism in America.’ It was a highly controversial film that demeaned Jews and Muslims and accused many media and government agencies of helping in the establishment of an Islamic nation.

He has also served as a vice president in ‘Cambridge Analytica.’ The firm came under scrutiny after the 2016 U.S. presidential election result, as it was charged with stealing data to entice the American voters. The Mercer family co-owned the company. It was the same family that had founded ‘Breitbart News,’ a far-right media organization.

‘Breitbart News’ was started in 2007, and Steve was one of the co-founders of the company. It is a right-wing media organization that consistently targets the liberals, progressives, and ‘Democrats.’ Ever since its inception, the portal has been criticized for being extremely racist, sexist, and anti-LGBT.

In 2016, Steve further confirmed that ‘Breitbart News’ was an alt-right media organization. Under his leadership, the portal had become more nationalist in its approach. Ever since he took over as an executive chairman of the organization in 2012, ‘Breitbart’ became increasingly alt-right and published several propaganda pieces on immigration laws and other issues.

The portal consistently featured highly inflammatory headlines to attract views, and its comment box was almost always full of comments from white nationalists.

In 2015, Steve began hosting a radio show, focusing on alt-right sentiments. The show, named ‘Breitbart News Daily,’ had Donald Trump as one of its regular guests. Back then, he was in the early stages of his presidential nomination. It was through this show that he built a friendship with Trump.

In August 2016, it was officially announced that Steve would serve as the chief executive officer of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. He carefully strategized plans, which included instilling fear in the minds of the public about border-related issues and creating a general distrust of Trump’s opponent, Hillary Clinton. Trump’s populist message was enhanced, and he ended up winning in November 2016.

In the beginning of Trump’s term as the president, Steve served as his senior counsel. It is said that he was the brain behind Trump’s boldest policies, such as banning immigrants from seven Muslim countries. Trump also created a new position in his cabinet, exclusively for Steve, known as the “chief strategist.”In January 2017, he was appointed as a member of the senior committee in the ‘National Security Council.’ However, he was removed from the position in April that year.

Nevertheless, he maintained his support for Donald Trump and declared that the mainstream American media was acting as an opposition party and criticizing every move of Trump. However, he had several clashes with other cabinet members and members of the Trump family, over many issues.

In August 2017, he resigned from the position of the chief strategist of the ‘White House’ and the senior consultant to the president.On the same day, ‘Breitbart News’ made an official announcement saying Steve would be joining the organization again.

He then declared in the editorial meeting that he was ready to go against anybody who was against Trump. In 2018, a controversial book titled ‘Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House’ was released, and this caused an issue between Steve and Trump.

The book featured many controversial statements that were attributed to Steve. Steve tried to mend things with Trump, but it was of no use. He was later fired from the position of the executive chairman of ‘Breitbart.’ However, he continued working with the organization.

Steve Bannon Personal Life

Steve Bannon was initially married to Cathleen Houff Jordan. After his divorce from her, he married Mary Piccard in 1995. His second marriage also ended in a divorce in 1997. He then married Diane Clohesy in 2006, but they divorced in 2009.

He has three daughters from his first two marriages.Steve has faced several charges of domestic violence and misdemeanor. In 1996, his second wife, Piccard, filed a case against Steve, but she did not appear in court. Thus, the case was dismissed. She later claimed that she had received threat calls.

Steve Bannon FAQ’s

Who is Steve Bannon?

Stephen Kevin Bannon (born November 27, 1953) is an American media executive, political strategist, and former investment banker. He served as the White House’s chief strategist in the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump during the first seven months of Trump’s term. 

How old is Steve Bannon?

Steve Bannon is currently 69 years old.

What happened to Steve Bannon?

A federal jury has convicted former Trump political adviser Steve Bannon of two counts of criminal contempt of Congress for intentionally defying a subpoena related to the assault on the U.S. Capitol last year.

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