Politics Bannon is said to be revisiting his support for Roy Moore

02:52  15 november  2017
02:52  15 november  2017 Source:   CBS News

Bannon compares Moore report to Trump Access Hollywood tape

  Bannon compares Moore report to Trump Access Hollywood tape "By the way, the Bezos Amazon Washington Post that dropped that dime on Donald Trump is the same Bezos Amazon Washington that dropped a dime this afternoon"At a speech in New Hampshire Thursday night, GOP strategist Steve Bannon compared the accusations against Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore to the release of President Trump's infamous "Access Hollywood" video during the 2016 election.

Steve Bannon , former top White House strategist, is revisiting his support for Judge Roy Moore , the The outlet also reported that Bannon said late last week that "I will put him in a grave myself" if he finds that Moore lied to him about the accusations leveled against him in a Washington Post article.

Additionally on Tuesday, the front page of Breitbart featured a prominently placed headline that read, “POTUS TO REVISIT ROY MOORE SUPPORT AFTER RETURNING TO U.S." from his Asia trip—roughly the same position Bannon now finds himself in.

WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 23: Steve Bannon, former White House chief strategist and chairman of Breitbart News, speaks during a discussion on countering violent extremism, at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, October 23, 2017 in Washington, DC.: Steve Bannon, Leon Panetta And David Petraeus Attend Conf. On Violent Extremism © Drew Angerer / Getty Images Steve Bannon, Leon Panetta And David Petraeus Attend Conf. On Violent Extremism

Steve Bannon, former top White House strategist, is revisiting his support for Judge Roy Moore, the candidate he has championed for the Alabama U.S. Senate seat, CBS News confirms, citing a source close to Bannon.

Mitch McConnell says Roy Moore "should step aside"

He has been quietly talking with those close to him to gauge their reactions to the sexual misconduct charges that have overtaken Moore's campaign, the Daily Beast first reported. The outlet also reported that Bannon said late last week that "I will put him in a grave myself" if he finds that Moore lied to him about the accusations leveled against him in a Washington Post article. There's been no public reaction by Bannon to a press conference Monday held by a fifth woman who accused him of sexually assaulting her when she was 16 years old.

Bannon 'strongly' believes Trump won New Hampshire in 2016

  Bannon 'strongly' believes Trump won New Hampshire in 2016 Former White House adviser Steve Bannon said Thursday he "strongly" believes Republican President Donald Trump won New Hampshire and that voter irregularities were behind his loss in the state in the 2016 presidential election."I believe strongly — and I'm prepared to put money where my mouth is — that we won the state of New Hampshire," Bannon told a cheering crowd of about 200 at a Manchester fundraiser for the conservative group 603 Alliance.Democrat Hillary Clinton won New Hampshire and all four of the state's electoral votes.

Steve Bannon to Hannity: Support for Judge Roy Moore Is Support for Trump. “I think Roy Moore is the guy that’s going to respect Donald Trump and fight the establishment,” said Bannon , who was campaign chair of Trump’s campaign and served as his chief strategist in the White House until last

Steve Bannon campaigning for Roy Moore . Bannon , who has returned to his former position at the helm of alt-right publication Breitbart had supported Moore “The Bezos-Amazon-Washington Post that dropped that dime on Donald Trump,” Bannon said in reference to the “Access Hollywood” tape

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Initially, Bannon referred to the Washington Post's report as an orchestrated political attack. "The Bezos-Amazon-Washington Post that dropped that dime on Donald Trump, is the same Bezos-Amazon-Washington Post that dropped the dime this afternoon on Judge Roy Moore," he declared in a speech in Manchester last week after the story broke. He has also railed at Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell over Moore, calling it a "desperate attempt" for him to hold onto power.

Bannon has seen Moore as the means to challenge establishment Republicans, throwing his support behind Moore during the primary against President Trump's and Senate Republicans' preferred candidate, incumbent Sen. Luther Strange. Moore beat Strange handily in the recent primary election.

CBS News has confirmed that Bannon has told those close to him that he's not comfortable with the sexual harassment accusations, though he also suspects the story might be part of a GOP establishment hit job to sink Moore's candidacy. But his friends have advised him that it's unlikely that all the accusations are without merit, and they think he should distance himself from Moore soon.

Bannon is out of the country and scheduled to return at the end of the week, the Daily Beast said.

Mark Cuban: Bannon 'played' Trump .
Billionaire and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban ripped into President Trump's relationship with his former chief strategist Stephen Bannon on Thursday, saying the Breitbart executive "used" Trump during his time in the White House.In an interview with "The Jamie Weinstein ShowIn an interview with "The Jamie Weinstein Show" for the conservative National Review, Cuban says the former top Trump aide revels in being a "kingmaker" who used Trump to pad his own influence.

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