Bill Maher to Steve Bannon: 'I wish we had someone on our side as evil as you'

Bannon's visit to "Real Time" comes as Democrats continue to reel from a botched vote count in Iowa earlier this week and President TrumpDonald John TrumpDeWine tests negative for coronavirus a second time Several GOP lawmakers express concern over Trump executive orders Beirut aftermath poses test for US aid to frustrating ally MORE's acquittal in his Senate impeachment trial.
The former Trump aide argued in his appearance Friday night that Trump's trial should have had more witnesses to "get it all out."
Democrats sought to subpoena both figures for testimony about Trump's dealings with Ukraine, but the GOP-controlled Senate voted almost exclusively along party lines against hearing from more witnesses.
"Witnesses, let 'em get crossed, but we [Republicans] get the whistleblower. We get the second whistleblower. We get [Rep. Adam] Schiff [D-Calif.] as a factor in this. Let’s get it all out," Bannon said.
During the show, Maher also ripped Democrats for the voting debacle in Iowa that occurred because of a smartphone app that wasn't fully tested before the caucuses on Monday. The controversy has sparked outrage among Democrats, with some calling for Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom PerezThomas Edward PerezClinton’s top five vice presidential picks Government social programs: Triumph of hope over evidence Labor’s 'wasteful spending and mismanagement” at Workers’ Comp MORE to resign.
“Not everything needs an app! They went and f---ed up the voting!" an exasperated Maher said. "Democrats had a brilliant idea: Let’s give brand-new technology to 90-year-olds voting in a barn.”
“He's a super-rich guy who is going to put billions of dollars to destroy Donald Trump," Bannon said. "He’s not running against him. It’s a leveraged buyout of the Democratic Party.”
As the interview came to a close, Maher ended the conversation with a compliment of sorts for Bannon.
"I wish we had someone on our side as evil as you," Maher said jokingly.
Bannon last appeared on "Real Time" in September 2018.
The former Breitbart News chief launched a daily radio show and podcast, "War Room: Impeachment," last October.