Why Was Steve Bannon's Hot Tub Filled With Acid?

Was Bannon the target or culprit of a secret assassination attempt?

By Eric Shorey

No one seems to know exactly where Donald Trump's anti-semitic advisor (and rumored ultra-right shadow presidentSteve Bannon actually lives, but if numerous reports are to be believed, it seems like he may have been the target of an assassination attempt — or the culprit behind a secret one. It was discovered that a hot tub at his residence was filled with acid.

The Washington Post had been looking into where, exactly, Bannon was living: it seems like he has a Florida residency but had been clearly spending most of his time in Washington D.C. (and had officially listed his address as his business manager's office in California). The search was a result of inquiries into Bannon's taxes, with some theorizing that Bannon had claimed residency in Florida to avoid certain income taxes.

What the investigation accidentally revealed through a 2015 email with Bannon's landlord was that the corpulent crypto-fascist's Sunshine State abode had a "Jacuzzi bathtub [that] seems to have been covered in acid." The same email noted that some of the doors in the house had been padlocked while others had been removed entirely. Wait, is Bannon's house a bonus level in Manhunt?

It's tough to draw conclusions about what purpose the potentially lethal spa equipment served, but man, something weird is going on here.

h/t: Esquire

[Photo: Getty Images]

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