Politico, which regularly carries water for the Obama Regime, reports on a 1996 misdemeanor domestic abuse case. This hit piece about Stephen K. Bannon, the new CEO of the Trump campaign, is right out of the David Axelrod playbook.
Remember? Without Axelrod working with his old employer, the Chicago Tribune, getting a judge to unseal Republican Jack Ryan’s divorce records, B. Hussein Obama would still be on that Chicago street corner. Before that, the divorce records of a Democrat primary opponent, Blair Hull, were used to eliminate him from the race.
Anything to avoid discussing the breathtaking corruption of the Clinton Foundation and the latest revelations (yes, new ones today!) about her scurrying to cover her crimes by scrubbing her outlaw email server with something called BleachBit to make sure everything was gone. Those must have been some amazing yoga routines and shower centerpieces!
Stephen K. Bannon, the new CEO of the Donald Trump campaign, was charged with misdemeanor domestic violence, battery and dissuading a witness following an incident in early January 1996, though the case was ultimately dismissed, according to a police report and court documents.
The Santa Monica, Calif., police report says that Bannon’s then-wife claimed he pulled at her neck and wrist during an altercation over their finances, and an officer reported witnessing red marks on her neck and wrist to bolster her account. Bannon also reportedly smashed the phone when she tried to call the police.
While the case ended when Bannon’s ex-wife did not appear in court, the incident presents a new problem for the Trump campaign following the hiring of the controversial Bannon. He went on leave from Breitbart News, where he is chairman, to take over the Trump campaign.
Bannon, through a spokeswoman, said he was never interviewed by the police about the incident. Bannon pleaded “not guilty” to the allegations and was represented by a local criminal defense attorney during the proceedings.
The couple — who had twin girls — were divorced shortly after the criminal charges were dropped in August 1996.
“The bottom line is he has a great relationship with the twins, he has a great relationship with the ex-wife, he still supports them,” said Alexandra Preate, Bannon’s spokeswoman.
Today, Dr. Ben Carson said that we had just seen the beginning of the sleazy attacks that would come from the Clinton machine, and that was before this latest silly story.
Is this a good time to mention that the candidate opposing Donald Trump is married to a man who has been accused of forcible rape? Granted, that’s not as close a connection as a campaign CEO, but it seems worth mentioning.
Mr. Bannon, here’s the thing. If you want to avoid marital conflict over financial matters, take a page out of the Clintons’ book. Obtain elective office and take bribes, big ones. Money problems solved!