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Trump Tower meeting with Russians 'treasonous', Steve Bannon says in explosive book
The guardian UK ^ | 3/1/18 | D Smith

Posted on 01/03/2018 8:17:45 AM PST by Be Careful

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.

Trump-Russia investigation: the key questions answered Read more 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.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: bannon; bookdeals; michaelwolff; schizophrenic
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To: Be Careful

This guy sounds like a flake.

21 posted on 01/03/2018 8:25:54 AM PST by nikos1121 (Tax cuts should be retro-active to January 1, 2017!!!!)
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To: Jim 0216

Good advice.....after I posted this, I see the there are 2 or 3 more of the same article farther down the timeline.....can you merge them, because I think the comment trail will be very interesting on this.

I hope that it is possible to do so. Thanks

22 posted on 01/03/2018 8:26:06 AM PST by Be Careful
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To: Brooklyn Attitude; All

Nothingburger, yet more fake news...

David Smith reports in the Guardian:

[Bannon] is particularly scathing about a June 2016 meeting involving Trump’s son Donald Jr, son-in-law Jared Kushner, then campaign chairman Paul Manafort and Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya at Trump Tower in New York. A trusted intermediary had promised documents that would “incriminate” rival Hillary Clinton but instead of alerting the FBI to a potential assault on American democracy by a foreign power, Trump Jr replied in an email: “I love it.”

The meeting was revealed by the New York Times in July last year, prompting Trump Jr to say no consequential material was produced. Soon after, Wolff writes, Bannon remarked mockingly: “The three senior guys in the campaign thought it was a good idea to meet with a foreign government inside Trump Tower in the conference room on the 25th floor – with no lawyers. They didn’t have any lawyers.

“Even if you thought that this was not treasonous, or unpatriotic, or bad shit, and I happen to think it’s all of that, you should have called the FBI immediately.”

Bannon went on, Wolff writes, to say that if any such meeting had to take place, it should have been set up “in a Holiday Inn in Manchester, New Hampshire, with your lawyers who meet with these people”. Any information, he said, could then be “dump[ed] … down to Breitbart or something like that, or maybe some other more legitimate publication”.

Bannon added: “You never see it, you never know it, because you don’t need to … But that’s the brain trust that they had.”

Read the rest here.

23 posted on 01/03/2018 8:27:34 AM PST by Hotlanta Mike ("You can avoid reality, but you can't avoid the consequences of avoiding reality.")
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To: piasa

Good point. Could be fake news.

24 posted on 01/03/2018 8:27:43 AM PST by tennmountainman ("Prophet Mountainman" Predicter Of All Things RINO...for a small fee.)
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To: Be Careful

The “Russian lawyer” was Fusion GPS.

25 posted on 01/03/2018 8:27:54 AM PST by marron
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To: Be Careful
What's the intention?

Even someone with a pure heart might find trying to actually building something like... like walking atop the edge of a razor.

I'd expect those who've been milking the Military Industrial cash-cow for 57+ years would understandably want nothing to do with such an endeavor - and do everything they could to undermine it.

OnwardAndUpward President Trump!

26 posted on 01/03/2018 8:28:18 AM PST by HLPhat ("TO SECURE THESE RIGHTS" -- Government with any other purpose is not American.)
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To: Brooklyn Attitude

Here’s the author... whose other claims to fame include saying Limbaugh has no power in the media, Fox news is unpopular, and Murdoch is going to buy the NY Times.

27 posted on 01/03/2018 8:28:23 AM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: tennmountainman

I see no evidence of Bannon turning on him. The book is more Leftist BS cooked up crap.

28 posted on 01/03/2018 8:29:11 AM PST by Texas Fossil ((Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!))
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To: Chewbarkah; All
Good thing Bannon’s not bitter because he was thrown out after helping Trump get elected.

I warned people even before Bannon's inevitable firing that Bannon is a pathological liar. I can prove it very easily. As an example, he completely fabricated Ted Cruz's record on his website, even claiming Cruz wanted to cut H1Bs (Cruz wanted to increase it by several multiples).

Bannon is merely a mercenary who was first bought out by Cruz's Megadonor Mercer, then, through a series of totally random events, including the overreaction of Ben Shapiro to Bannon's refusal to die with him and the fraudster chick, and the exodus of a bunch of retarded Breitbart writers, suddenly Breitbart got the totally undeserved reputation of being a "Trump website."

In reality, Bannon had been playing a game for ages. He not only lied to his audience, but also refused to discuss the money he was receiving from Mercer, and he even setup a daily poll for the sole purpose of mining their email addresses and voting patterns to deliver it to Cruz's internet-based fundraising machine and email lists.

What was there to trust in this guy? And then the articles began to hit where Bannon was supposedly reading these hardcore Nationalist writers. In fact, the articles made it sound like he had ALWAYS been reading them, despite actively lying on behalf of candidates who opposed Trumpism to the core.

Trump's only real mistake was in bringing a vulture like Bannon into the inner circle. I stated many times on this website that Bannon could easily stab us all in the back, and at any moment.

If this article is true, then that moment has come.

29 posted on 01/03/2018 8:29:30 AM PST by Greetings_Puny_Humans (I mostly come out at night... mostly.)
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To: Be Careful

Treat with healthy skepticism.

30 posted on 01/03/2018 8:29:56 AM PST by kanawa (Trump Loves a Great Deal)
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To: Be Careful

author Michael Wolff,


31 posted on 01/03/2018 8:30:01 AM PST by granada
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To: Be Careful

Sour grapes. Poor loser.

32 posted on 01/03/2018 8:30:06 AM PST by EagleUSA
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To: Be Careful

Maybe this is a sideshow meant to deflect.

33 posted on 01/03/2018 8:30:06 AM PST by Slyfox (Not my circus, not my monkeys)
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To: Jim 0216

The Guardian = Liars


34 posted on 01/03/2018 8:30:34 AM PST by Texas Fossil ((Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!))
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To: The Deplorable Miss Lemon
This is very disappointing

It is. That being said, I get it that the kids were around for awhile after the victory. Staying around and listening while a team was formed would've been fine. But they just don't have what it takes to promote the Deplorable Agenda. I'm glad Don Jr is no longer involved, and I wish Jared and Ivanka would go home. One reason people voted for President Trump (primaries and election) is to not vote for a dynasty.

As far as the Bannon big-mouthed situation? I'm wondering if there's anyone who can be depended on once they've had some DC swampwater.

35 posted on 01/03/2018 8:31:17 AM PST by grania (Deplorable and Proud of It!)
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To: piasa

I listen to Mark Simone (NY talk radio host and good friend of DJT), he said that this strategy is to get Bannon on talk shows to sell the books.

Simone didn’t seem the least bit concerned over this. I hope it’s a ploy to sell books and nothing else.

36 posted on 01/03/2018 8:32:35 AM PST by The Deplorable Miss Lemon (If illegals are here to do the jobs Americans won't do why are so many illegals on welfare?)
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To: marron

And Fusion GPS -—> CIA

37 posted on 01/03/2018 8:34:01 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: Be Careful

Seems like maybe Bannon’s banged his head against the wall a few too many times.

38 posted on 01/03/2018 8:34:26 AM PST by tomkat
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To: TigerClaws

The quotes in this article seem to be from before any of that came out. They basically seem to express the same frustrations many expressed here at the time, before the “insurance plan” was exposed. Seems like he’s basically saying it was stupid for these guys to meet without a plan to report it to the FBI and/or the news media right away. He’s saying the investigation is a witch-hunt that will be used to focus on Trump’s money.

It does trouble me if Bannon is considering a primary run against Trump though. It’s the same thing with Cruz in the primary. The R’s can’t afford the typical election/circus “friendly fire” casualties. We need to keep fighting the deep state and not get distracted with beating up the guy leading the fight. When the deep state lies in a pile of burning bones for all to see, THEN we can get back to the “normal” shooting down of our own allies. Or not.

39 posted on 01/03/2018 8:34:43 AM PST by butterdezillion
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To: Be Careful

Better would be for you to find a reasonably reliable source that discusses this issue, or use yourself as the source, so that the post has a reasonably reliable headline and article.

Avoid using liars like The Guardian, as your source. It strengthens the lie.

40 posted on 01/03/2018 8:34:51 AM PST by Jim W N
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