From the November 14 edition of CNN's Anderson Cooper 360:
CARL BERNSTEIN: The real thing about Bannon is, he's a killer. He specializes --
ANDERSON COOPER (HOST): You don't mean that literally?
BERNSTEIN: No. But he's there to really go forward, lies, slandery, savage the opposition. That's really what he did during the campaign. And there's a real precedent in Donald Trump's life for this. And that is his closest friend, the late Roy Cohn, who was Joseph McCarthy's young aide. And Cohn specialized in this kind of savaging of enemies, lies, slander, character assassination.