Bannon calls Trump Tower meeting with Russians 'treasonous'

By Ronald Horvath | Jan 03, 2018


David Smith, US News, The Guardian

Donald Trump’s former chief strategist Steve Bannon has described the Trump Tower meeting between the president’s son and a group of Russians during the 2016 election campaign as “treasonous” and “unpatriotic”, according to an explosive new book seen by the Guardian.

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Bannon, speaking to author Michael Wolff, warned that the investigation into alleged collusion with the Kremlin will focus on money laundering and predicted: “They’re going to crack Don Junior like an egg on national TV.”

Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, reportedly based on more than 200 interviews with the president, his inner circle and players in and around the administration, is one of the most eagerly awaited political books of the year. In it, Wolff lifts the lid on a White House lurching from crisis to crisis amid internecine warfare, with even some of Trump’s closest allies expressing contempt for him.

Bannon, who was chief executive of the Trump campaign in its final three months, then White House chief strategist for seven months before returning to the rightwing Breitbart News, is a central figure in the nasty, cutthroat drama, quoted extensively, often in salty language.

Comments (3)
Posted by: Ronald Horvath | Jan 05, 2018 14:21

Even worse:


“Fire and Fury, journalist Michael Wolff’s bombshell book that leaked early today, has been breaking the internet with one scandalous revelation after another...   a description of Trump seducing his friends’ wives in the most monstrously insidious of ways.

According to Wolff’s book, Trump would put a wife on speaker phone, call the husband into his office, and proceed to question his “friend” about his sex life with his wife, his interest in other women, and his willingness to come over to Trump’s office to sleep with prostitutes, in an effort to sow division in the marriage, so he could make his move.

This account jibes with the harrowing story one of the President’s sexual assault accusers, Jill Harth, gave of him forcibly kissing her while her romantic and business partner, a business associate of Trump’s, was in a nearby room.”

Posted by: ananur forma | Jan 05, 2018 14:11

I heard on public radio that ..."Trump has 4 minute attention span and he does not read."

Posted by: Ronald Horvath | Jan 05, 2018 09:04

"WASHINGTON ― Journalist Michael Wolff on Friday said he stands by “Fire and Fury,” his new book about President Donald Trump’s administration that has drawn Trump’s ire and rocked the political world.

“My credibility is being questioned by a man who has less credibility than perhaps anyone who has ever walked on earth at this point,” Wolff said of Trump.

On NBC’s “Today” show on Friday, in his first interview since the book went on sale at midnight, Wolff defended his reporting, and his descriptions of Trump aides and confidants openly questioning the president’s mental health and stability.

Wolff said “100 percent of the people around” Trump raised concerns about his mental fitness for office.

“I will tell you the one description that everyone gave,” he said. “They all say he is like a child, and what they mean by that is, he has a need for immediate gratification. It’s all about him.”

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