Steve Bannon has been at war with some of his former lawyers over unpaid legal bills. It turns out, there’s a lot more going on than Bannon just stiffing his legal team.

For months, right-wing agitator Steve Bannon has been squaring off with his former lawyers over unpaid legal bills. But Bannon is finally starting to explain why he didn’t pay at least one person on his legal team—to the tune of a half-million dollars—and the whole story sounds a lot more complex than his lawyers would like everyone to believe.

In recent court papers, Bannon claimed that the well-connected attorney who snagged him a highly coveted presidential pardon from then-President Donald Trump for one case actually crossed a line by speaking to the feds without his permission on a totally separate matter—and continued racking up legal bills long after he’d been told to stop.

The Daily Beast