Steve Bannon’s landlord wanted to know why his hot tub had apparently been destroyed with acid
Back in 2013, a Florida house rented by Steve Bannon and his now-ex-wife was kept in such a dismal state that the landlord thought the Jacuzzi had been destroyed with acid. Records obtained by The Washington Post show that Bannon had a rather erratic living situation from 2010 to 2015, and the residence he originally claimed in order to register to vote in Florida was basically ruined.
Bannon and his third wife Diane Clohesy leased the Miami home in February of 2013, which Bannon subsequently claimed as his residence in 2014 to register to vote in Florida. Bannon told the landlord he would be splitting his time between Miami and California, but neighbors don’t seem to recall Bannon ever being around.
Clohesy, on the other hand, had apparently been living there with another man who is currently serving a 10-year prison sentence for cocaine distribution. The neighbors often complained about the noise coming from the house and visitors loudly driving away late at night.
When Bannon switched his residence to a different address nearby in 2015, the original house he had rented two years earlier was in shambles.
Padlocks had been placed on interior doors — or the doors had been removed altogether. A hot tub was destroyed.
“[E]ntire Jacuzzi bathtub seems to have been covered in acid,” the landlord wrote in the February 2015 email to Bannon.
“I’m out of town,” Bannon replied. “is there any way u can talk with Diane and sort things out ???”
The damage was estimated at more than $14,000, according to an accounting by the landlords, who kept the $9,800 security deposit from Bannon and Clohesy.
Kammerer, their real estate agent, said he was troubled by the damage.
“I would not work with them after that,” he said. “I would not refer them again as clients of mine.”
I know we all like to believe Bannon literally secretes acid out of his skin, so it’s a little disappointing to learn that he was pretty much never even at this residence. Still, what was going on in that house? WaPo implies pretty heavily that whatever was happening over there was drug related, and I’m just saying, we’ve all seen “Breaking Bad.”
OK, maybe we haven’t all seen “Breaking Bad.” They dissolve a dead body with acid in a bathtub and it does not go well.
[WaPo | Photo: Getty]