As a prelude to Donald Trump’s presidency, his adviser Steve Bannon said in 2016, “Lenin wanted to destroy the state, and that’s my goal too. I want to bring everything crashing down, and destroy all of today’s establishment.”

A week before the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol insurrection – which ended up costing five lives, three police suicides, 150 cop injuries and more than 500 criminal charges – Steve Bannon had President Trump’s ear.

Brian A. Howey is publisher of Howey Politics Indiana at www.howeypolitics.com. Find him on Facebook or Twitter @hwypol.

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