Stephen Kevin Bannon (born November 27, 1953) is an American media executive, political figure, strategist, former investment banker, and the former executive chairman of Breitbart News.
"In an investigation tied to private border wall, federal prosecutors have Steve Bannon's murky nonprofit in their sights". The Texas Tribune. Retrieved August 25, 2020.
Bannon was hit with those charges after he was recommended by the full House for prosecution because of his refusal to cooperate with the House committee investigating the Capitol riot; Bannon was in contact with Trump around the time of the violence, and he was personally involved in the fight against Biden’s presidential election victory.
Following Trump's victory, Bannon was appointed Chief Strategist in the Trump administration. He left this position on August 18, 2017 and rejoined Breitbart. In January 2018, Bannon was disavowed by Trump for critical comments reported in the book Fire and Fury, and left Breitbart.
Outgoing President Donald Trump’s indicted associate Steve Bannon appears to have a new lawyer who registered a federal court appearance on Friday: attorney Robert Costello, who was identified in former special counsel Robert Mueller’s report as the “backchannel” between Rudy Giuliani and Michael Cohen.
southern border, but Bannon took at least $1 million from the charity, prosecutors say.
The House committee wants testimony from Bannon over his alleged role in what preceded the January 6 attack.
Schoen mocked a statement by Attorney General Merrick Garland for describing the indictment against Bannon for contempt of Congress as reflecting the Department of Justice 's "steadfast commitment" to the rule of law.
Schoen represented the ex-president during his second impeachment trial and has also lobbied for other Trump associates such as Roger Stone.
Schoen took aim at committee members such as Reps. Liz Cheney (R-WY) Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Jamie Raskin (D-MD) who have been public in their criticism of the former president.