Bannon promised Trump he’d attack top GOP donor: report

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October 30, 2017

Stephen Bannon promised President Trump that he was "going off the chain" to attack GOP donor Paul Singer, a financial backer of the publication that reportedly helped fund the research that led to a controversial dossier linking Trump to Russia, Axios reported Sunday.

October 30, 2017

Stephen Bannon promised President Trump that he was "going off the chain" to attack GOP donor Paul Singer, a financial backer of the publication that reportedly helped fund the research that led to a controversial dossier linking Trump to Russia, Axios reported Sunday.

Bannon reportedly called Trump on Friday night after news broke that the Washington Free Beacon had originally funded the anti-Trump research that eventually led to the dossier. Singer funds the conservative publication.

Bannon reportedly told Trump he had wanted "to set things right with Singer and his entire crew" for a long time.

Singer, a hedge fund billionaire, is also a top donor for the Republican party and donated $1 million to Trump's inauguration.

The Washington Examiner first reported Friday that the Washington Free Beacon paid Fusion GPS, the firm that produced the dossier, for anti-Trump research. That research eventually led to the dossier.

The Beacon said it had requested opposition research on several Republican candidates and denied any connections to the dossier.

Bannon has declared war on establishment Republicans since leaving the White House and has promised to fund opponents to ever sitting GOP lawmaker in the midterm elections except Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas).


Courtesy/Source: The Hill