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Steve Bannon wants to weaponize Mueller probe as a way to take down Jared Kushner: report

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Steve Bannon and Jared Kushner

Fired White House chief strategist Stephen K. Bannon is readying his assault against President Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner, according to a report in Vanity Fair by Gabriel Sherman, and hopes to use Special Counsel Bob Mueller’s investigation as the instrument of his revenge.

Kushner and Bannon were reportedly frequently at odds during Bannon’s tenure. Kushner represented the “globalist” influence on the Trump administration’s policies, which typically ran athwart the isolationist white nationalist stance of Bannon and his acolytes in the White House.

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Now, according to Sherman, Bannon wants ousted White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus to testify to Mueller that Trump fired FBI Director James Comey at Kushner’s behest.

“Recently, according to several sources, Bannon has told friends he wants Priebus to give his account of the James Comey firing to special prosecutor Robert Mueller,” wrote Sherman. “According to a source close to Priebus, the former chief of staff believes that the decision was made during an early May weekend in Bedminster, where Kushner, Ivanka Trump, and Stephen Miller were with the president. Trump returned to the Oval Office on Monday, May 8 and told other aides he intended to fire Comey.”

Bannon has made it clear that he intends to settle old scores within the White House and the Republican establishment. In interviews after his firing he talked about getting his hands on his “weapons” and called Breitbart.com a “killing machine.”

On Sunday, Breitbart.com’s lead story was a broadside against Ivanka Trump, an aggregation of a Daily Mail article indicating that the president’s elder daughter was responsible for Bannon’s firing.

“Trump’s daughter Ivanka pushed out Bannon because of his ‘far-right views’ clashing with her Jewish faith,” the article claimed.

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The website has already launched an attack on National Security Adviser Army Lt. Gen. H. R. McMaster, accusing him on Sunday of being a “Koran-kissing” terrorist sympathizer.


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Trump’s Supreme Court gambit killed his last chance of defeating Joe Biden: Conservative columnist

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On Thursday, writing for The Washington Post, anti-Trump conservative columnist Jennifer Rubin outlined how the president blew his final, best chance to turn around the public perception of the presidential race, and define it on his terms rather than Joe Biden's.

"With a president whose performance is as rotten as Trump’s (Gallup also shows him with a 43 percent job approval rating), his only hope was to make his opponent even more unappealing than himself," wrote Rubin. "Trump, however, never settled on an effective attack on Biden and, in any case, cannot stand ceding attention to anyone else. Trump’s performance, his lies, his antics, his insults, his crackpot conspiracy theories, his attacks on the media and his financial scandals have remained front and center. In other words, Trump’s raging narcissism has prevented him from doing what was necessary to give him a reasonable chance to win reelection."

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Fox News host predicts impeachment for President Biden — right after inauguration

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Fox News' host Greg Gutfeld ranted on Thursday that the day after Vice President Joe Biden is inaugurated that Republicans should impeach him.

Yelling into the camera, Gutfeld ranted that Trump got rid of ISIS and stopped North Korea from setting off nuclear weapons, both of which aren't true.

"So, now we're all talking about are "words, words, words' as opposed to Joe Biden's deeds," he continued. "There's a foreign policy issue we should discuss. He has compromised himself. And to Jesse's point, once -- If he actually wins, impeachment proceedings start the day after inauguration."

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Nicolle Wallace blasts Trump’s fake ‘manliness’ for refusing to protect his key supporters

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MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace blasted President Donald Trump for not caring about his staff much less "his own godd*mn supporters."

Speaking with conservative Charlie Sykes and Democratic strategist Basil Smikle, Wallace showed a new Lincoln Project ad with Sam Elliott about fathers and sons and what it means to be a "man of family and faith."

"Above all they taught us to own up to it when we did something wrong," the ad says before showing a video of Trump saying he doesn't accept responsibility for the failures of the coronavirus.

https://twitter.com/ProjectLincoln/status/1319247130809278464

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