Steve Bannon tells Alex Jones 'deep state' is planning to assassinate Trump and FBI planted


  by Sravasti Dasgupta

Former White House adviser Steve Bannon has claimed that the "deep state" is planning to assasinate former president Donald Trump and that the FBI planted evidence against him during the raid on his Mar-a-Lago residence in Florida.

"I do not think it's beyond this administrative state and their deep state apparatus to actually try to work on the assassination of President Trump. I think – I think everything's on the table," Mr Bannon said in an interview with right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones on Infowars.

"I think security ought to be at the highest it's ever been. And honestly, I think he ought to and I think he should have flown down in Mar-a-Lago this morning, walked out there at noon today, and said, hey, I'm running for president, United States. Suck on that."

Last month, Mr Bannon was convicted of two counts of ignoring a Congressional subpoena to testify before the January 6 committee and is facing a maximum of two years in prison.

He also referred to the FBI raids at Mr Trump's Mar-a-Lago residence as a "desecration".