Where does President Trump's chief strategist Stephen Bannon live? Or rather, where did he live during his rise to the White House?
That's the question asked in a lengthy new Washington Post profile of the president's close confidant, which attempts to trace Bannon's complicated tax and residency records across multiple states:
He owned a house and condo in Southern California, where he had entertainment and consulting businesses, a driver's license, and a checking account. He claimed Florida as his residence, registering to vote in Miami and telling authorities he lived at the same address as his third ex-wife.
At the same time, he routinely stayed in Washington and New York as he engineered the expansion of Breitbart News and hosted a live Breitbart radio program. By 2015, Bannon stayed so often at Breitbart's townhouse headquarters on Capitol Hill that he kept a picture of a daughter on a mantle piece, beneath a portrait of Abraham Lincoln.
Bannon told a friend that year he was living in multiple cities, including Washington, New York, London, and Miami ... and, in January 2015, bought a townhouse as a second home in Pinehurst, North Carolina. [The Washington Post]
One particularly odd passage describes a house Bannon leased in Miami with his third ex-wife, Diane Clohesy, in 2013. By the time he shut off water and sewer service to the property in 2015, the landlord reported finding padlocks on interior doors and a "destroyed" hot tub. The "entire Jacuzzi bathtub seems to have been covered in acid," the landlord said in an email to Bannon. "I'm out of town, is there any way u can talk with Diane and sort things out ???" Bannon replied.
Read the entire Post piece here.