Steve Bannon Departs Breitbart News Following 'Fire and Fury' Comments

Steve Bannon Departs Breitbart News Following 'Fire and Fury' Comments

Hansen, who describes himself as a "devout critic" of Trump and the president's former chief strategist, Steve Bannon, acknowledges that some would be amused "that someone like me was benefiting from something published with Bannon's help about Trump".

Bannon returned to the organization previous year after working in the West Wing; he helped to found the news outlet, and began serving as its executive chairman following the death of its first leader, Andrew Breitbart, in 2012. He issued a statement Sunday praising the president's eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., whom he was quoted accusing of treasonous behavior in the book. The reference angered the president, who last week lashed out at Bannon, saying he "lost his mind".

Steve Bannon is trying to make amends.

But he appears to have become increasingly isolated amid reports that he had lost the support of a major financial backer.

But, depending on what actually transpired in that meeting, Mr Bannon might not have been so far off. Mr Trump himself participated in a meeting aboard Air Force One, as he returned from his second presidential trip overseas, to draft a statement to cover up what had happened in that meeting.

Bannon has been under fire for unflattering comments attributed to him in "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House", the Michael Wolff insider account that painted the Trump White House in an unflattering light.


In an interview with the Washington Post she stated, "I support President Trump and the platform upon which he was elected". The next day on January 4 it was reported that Breitbart stakeholder and billionaire Republican donors the Mercer family pulled their financial support of Bannon. The president's attorney's sent a cease and desist letter to Bannon and a public rift was created when the president released harsh comments criticizing his chief strategist.

Bardella's remark about presidential ambitions refers to a December Vanity Fair article in which Gabriel Sherman reported that a White House run "has at least been a passing thought" for Bannon. "They didn't have any lawyers", he told Wolff.

He also said that the investigation by Robert Mueller would look into money laundering that he said was connected with those in the campaign.

He added: "It goes through Deutsche Bank and all the Kushner s***". They're going to go right through that.

Wolff's book portrays the 45th president as a leader who doesn't understand the weight of his office and whose competence is questioned by aides.

He also suggested that Mueller's investigators would crack Donald Jnr "like an egg".

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