Report: Steve Bannon under investigation for obstruction and physically threatening White House staff

The investigation into Donald Trump’s Russia scandal is expanding by the day, and in some instances by the hour, with the reported list of investigative subjects and targets continuing to grow longer. Now comes a report that White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon is under investigation for obstruction, and for allegedly physically threatening his fellow White House staffers.

This report comes from political insider Claude Taylor, whose inside sources have proven correct on Trump-Russia grand juries in the Eastern District Court of Virginia (EDVA) and other matters. Here’s what he has shared this afternoon: “Steve Bannon now being investigated for Obstruction. This is out of EDVA. Source says he physically threatened WH staffers. Further details from source. Bannon physically confined two White House staffers-blocked access to exits. Steve Bannon is done.” (link).

To be clear, neither of these assertions about Bannon has yet been reported or confirmed anywhere else. But Taylor has a history of getting correct inside information from the EDVA, and getting that information before any major news outlets are able to get it, so this latest report is noteworthy enough to pass along. This comes at a time when the list of people believed to be under investigation in the Donald Trump administration is exploding.

At this point it’s believed that the Special Counsel investigation into Donald Trump and his associates is now focused on Trump himself along with Jared Kushner, Michael Flynn, Carter Page, and Paul Manafort, among others. Vice President Mike Pence, and Trump’s own personal attorney Michael Cohen, have each hired attorneys to personally represent them in the scandal in the past twenty-four hours. And numerous other Trump advisers and associates are being called to testify about the scandal before Congress. And now we have this new report that Steve Bannon is also among those under investigation.

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  1. Claudia on June 16, 2017 at 4:33 pm

    And if staffers reported it POTUS and he did nothing, omg, add that to the pile!
    Bannon is a creep, and according to past history with threats and physical abuse I wouldn’t discount this at all.
    But then again look who we have as POTUS!

  2. Coda on June 16, 2017 at 4:38 pm

    Bannon got physical? People must really be frightened to not be screaming bloody murder at this crap. It’s like the Republicans are an abused wife who is too paralyzed to call for help.

    • Sandys on June 18, 2017 at 3:40 pm

      I wish I could give a thumbs up to most of these posts. Bannon and Trump are such weenies. I was resigned to having Deadbeat Trump for 4 years but now we may be able to rid ourselves of these self centered fools.

  3. C Rudder on June 16, 2017 at 4:48 pm

    They’re going to need. BIG paddy wagon!!!

    • Stivick Patsis on June 17, 2017 at 1:02 am

      well we have a piece of shit for a president. What do yu think or excpect to happen???

  4. Mick Burke on June 16, 2017 at 5:19 pm

    Once a pig fecker, always a pig fecker

    • Charles Grammer on June 17, 2017 at 12:37 pm

      has to prove what little of a man he really is.

  5. Adrian on June 16, 2017 at 5:19 pm

    This is requiring a speed of refreshing Twitter and your page, w/ an unprecedented speed!!!! Can’t wait for more!!! The sky is falling and I am happy about it!!! Make America Great Again is taking a different meaning now!

  6. roger rabbit on June 16, 2017 at 6:23 pm

    Is little Steven Miller hiding in the broom closet?

  7. Candace Love on June 16, 2017 at 6:46 pm

    Did I just read that right? Donald Trump’s attorney just lawyered up? I have never in my life seen anything like this (except in the movies.)

  8. Vickie Fisher on June 16, 2017 at 7:46 pm

    what was the dispute that made Bannon try to hold hostage White House staffers

  9. Jay on June 16, 2017 at 10:29 pm

    Does the signed non-disclosure agreement that staffers & aides signed keep this an in- house matter?

    • Bill Palmer on June 17, 2017 at 6:26 pm

      Those non-disclosure agreements only apply to the campaign period, and possibly the transition period. Once he took office, his staff all became employees of the government, so he can’t legally hold them to any kind of non-disclosure agreement for their time in the White House. Executive privilege is a whole other conversation. But non-disclosure agreements are irrelevant.

  10. Nellie Patterson on June 17, 2017 at 12:21 am


  11. Gindy51 on June 17, 2017 at 7:11 am

    What was he going to do, sit on them?

  12. Winston on June 17, 2017 at 11:31 am

    And as usual, you offer an honest caveat to this that “AT THIS POINT” it has not been substantiate but an example of what is circulating out in the community of the people involved. Appreciate your candor.

  13. Stonelaw on June 17, 2017 at 3:15 pm

    Any picture I’ve seen of Bannon would qualify as at least a half-way decent mug shot. He has the look of someone who simply belongs in prison.

  14. Sari Shapiro on June 18, 2017 at 12:05 am

    Oh good! I was getting scared that he *hadn’t* met with any Russians! Lol.

  15. Rose Meade on June 18, 2017 at 2:59 am

    What does America expect? It was reported way back when during the campaign that Steve Bannon was charged with Domestic Violence. Then Bannon told his wife to “disappear” so she couldn’t testify against him and the charges would go away. This happened during the same time that numerous campaign staffer’s had to resign because they were found to had committed all types of crimes. One of Trump’s campaign staffer’s was charged with “pointing a pistol at the knee of another staffer and threatening to pull the trigger”. Even one of Pence’s staffer’s had to resign because of past crimes.

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