WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Adobo Chronicles, Washington Bureau) – Steve Bannon, once President Trump’s chief adviser, has stepped down from his role as executive chairman at Breitbart News, the conservative website that has been called the “platform for the alt-right,” Breitbart announced Tuesday.
The move comes amid pressure from Rebekah Mercer, a major conservative donor, according to the New York Times.
Bannon was recently quoted in a new book by Michael Wolff as calling Donald Trump Jr.’s June 2016 meeting with Russians in Trump Tower “treasonous.”
Now, sources close to Bannon are saying that Bannon is considering investing in Rappler, the financially and morally-troubled anti-Duterte Philippine online news source owned by former CNN correspondent Maria Ressa.
Rappler has been trying for months to raise at least Five Million Pesos to sustain its operations. To date, its online fundraising has failed to reach 25% of its goal.
A Bannon investment in Rappler will solve Ressa’s problem in an instant…