Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon said Sunday he regretted not responding sooner to comments attributed to him that were critical of Donald Trump Jr. In an explosive new book on the White House.
"Donald Trump, Jr. Is both a patriot and a good man," read Bannon's statement, which CNN obtained Sunday from a source close to Bannon. "He has been relentless in his advocacy for his father and the agenda that has helped turn our country around."
The statement later adds: "I regret that my delay in responding to the inaccurate reporting regarding Don Jr has diverted attention from the president's historical accomplishments in the first year of (Trump's) presidency."
Axios first reported Bannon's statement.
In the book, "Fire and Fury," author Michael Wolff quotes Bannon as saying the 2016 Trump Tower meeting between Trump campaign officials, including Trump Jr. And former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, and a Russian lawyer purportedly offering damaging information about Hillary Clinton was "Treasonous." The book also attributes statements to him denigrating the President. Ref. CNN.
When Stephen Bannon was in 'power' many accused him of seeing and knowing too much. Many said he was doing a lot of things to give himself leverage. They felt he was a liability and now we can see why, he turns easy. I do not necessarily like Stephen Bannon or Trump but given the closeness of Stephen Bannon to Trump you can see that this whole book deal is a vengeance thing.
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Former White House strategist Stephen Bannon stepping down from Breitbart news. Former White House advisor Stephen Bannon has stepped down from his post at Breitbart News in the wake of controversy over his statements quoted in a book about the Trump White House, the right-wing news website confirmed Tuesday. Source 5q.
Mueller subpoenaed Bannon, report says. Special counsel Robert Mueller subpoenaed former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon last week, The New York Times reported Tuesday.
Bannon was on Capitol Hill testifying before the House Intelligence Committee when the news broke that Mueller had issued the subpoena for the now-estranged associate of President Donald Trump to testify before a grand jury. Source 8d.
President Trump’s ex-adviser Steve Bannon, 3 others arrested in fraud scheme related to $25 million border wall fundraising campaign. Former White House adviser Steve Bannon, Brian Kolfage, Andrew Badolato and Timothy Shea were arrested Friday morning. They’re accused of defrauding hundreds of thousands of people who donated to a crowdfunding campaign called "We Build The Wall" that promised money would be used to construction President Trump’s border wall. Ref. USAToday.
He should be made to pay for what he has done with filling Trump's head with conspiracy theories (Although Trump should be adult enough to know better) to taking money from people.
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