Skip to comments.Trump Tower meeting with Russians 'treasonous', Bannon says in explosive book
Posted on 01/03/2018 6:33:59 AM PST by be-baw
Donald Trumps former chief strategist Steve Bannon has described the Trump Tower meeting between the presidents 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.
Bannon, speaking to author Michael Wolff, warned that the investigation into alleged collusion with the Kremlin will focus on money laundering and predicted: Theyre 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 Trumps closest allies expressing contempt for him.
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The man is a self glorified idiot.
We’ll see. But, personally, I was never that enamored of Steve Bannon; just me. And, of course, The Guardian absolutely lies about all things American.
What is Bannons problem?
Here’s an interesting slide show from Axios:
I cannot take Bannon seriously. Originally liked his ideas but looking like a disheveled drunk all the time and spouting nonsense like this is the end for me.
Wanna bet the Trumps sue?
I will put good money on it.
Somebody’s book says Bannon said something.
Can Trump trust anyone?
And the DNC paying for the Trump dossier by a foreign agent isn’t treason?
would love to see his bank account....he is being paid or blackmailed probably both.
Glad the prick got fired.
No that’s cool. Nothing there to see /s
Junior cracks like an egg but senior is golden. He invites the Revolutionary back to mastermind the re-elect.
“looking like a disheveled drunk all the time “
Yeah, I’ve always thought his outward physical appearance detracts from his gravitas.
We’ll see if Bannon responds to these reports. If he doesn’t I presume we can conclude this is his current state of mind.
Seems like he likes to make things up
In its review of Wolff’s book Burn Rate, Brill’s Content criticized Wolff for “apparent factual errors” and said that more than a dozen of the subjects he mentioned complained that Wolff had “invented or changed quotes” that he attributed to them.
In a 2004 cover story for The New Republic, Michelle Cottle wrote that Wolff was “uninterested in the working press,” preferring to focus on “the power playersthe moguls” and was “fixated on culture, style, buzz, and money, money, money.” She also noted that “the scenes in his columns arent recreated so much as createdspringing from Wolffs imagination rather than from actual knowledge of events.” Calling his writing “a whirlwind of flourishes and tangents and asides that often stray so far from the central point that you begin to wonder whether there is a central point”, she quoted one daily New York columnist as saying “I find it nearly impossible to read his columns. Theyre flabby. I dont know what the fuck hes trying to say.” One journalist who knew Wolff told Cottle, “He can’t write. He doesn’t report.” Cottle subsequently called Wolff “possibly the bitchiest media big foot writing today.”
“Wolff’s prose is difficult to hack through,” wrote Erik Wemple in The Washington Post, adding that Wolff “is the Foxconn of the pointless, comma-laden aside.” 
The Columbia Journalism Review criticized Wolff in 2010 when he suggested that The New York Times was aggressively covering the breaking News International phone hacking scandal as a way of attacking News Corporation chairman Rupert Murdoch. CJR called Wolff’s analysis “pathetic”, “disgusting”, “twisted”, and based on “zero evidence”.
His former employer, New York Magazine, has called him an “angry man for pay” and a “media provocateur”. Howard Kurtz once said, “Michael is rarely impressed by anyone other than himself.” 
In November 2016, Wolff evoked criticism for stating that journalists should serve as “stenographers.”  Charlie Pierce called Wolff’s comment “an incredible pile of bullshit.”
Wolff wrote the book. Considering that, and the publisher, I’m not inclined to take a word of it seriously.
Money laundering. I really don’t think Trump needs money all that badly. He never seems to be behind on his car payments.
If true, sounds like Bannon overplayed his hand while at the White House, was forced out, became very bitter, was rebuffed trying to exercise influence and power in Alabama and now sadly is behaving like many people who have blown their big once in a lifetime chance.
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