Bannon: 'I regret' delay in responding to book

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The story extensively quotes Trump's former ally and chief strategist Stephen Bannon, who accuses the president's eldest son Don Jr of "treasonous" contacts with a Kremlin-linked lawyer, and characterizes the president's daughter Ivanka as "dumb as a brick".

Bannon said Sunday he is behind Trump 100 percent. "It's a political witch hunt orchestrated by the left", Bannon's statement was going to say, according to the source familiar with the situation.

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley on Sunday defended Trump administration staffers on ABC's "This Week with George Stephanopoulos". Paul Manafort is an independent actor who clearly put his own interests ahead of the campaign and all involved.

He also touched on a frequent conservative talking point vis-a-vis the Russian Federation investigation and whether the Trump campaign colluded with Moscow to tilt the election in his favor.

After saying his comments about the Russian Federation meeting was derived from his own experience as a naval officer, Bannon added that they were prompted in part by "making films about Reagan's war against the Soviets and Hillary Clinton's involvement in selling uranium to them".

President Trump trashed the book as'really boring and untruthful and had his lawyer fire off a cease and desist letter
President Trump trashed the book as'really boring and untruthful and had his lawyer fire off a cease and desist letter

"My support is also unwavering for the president and his agenda", Mr. Bannon said in the statement.

Bannon's apology came after Trump went on a scorched-earth offensive against him in the wake of his comments. "Whether he realized it was an interview or not, I don't know, but it certainly was not off the record", said Wolff.

On Wednesday, Trump shot back with an official statement from the White House claiming that the former chief strategist had little to do with his victorious campaign.

Trump tweeted Friday that he gave "Zero access to White House (actually turned him down many times) for author of phony book!" "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 his presidency". White supremacists use the term "globalist" as a euphemism for "Jewish" a the group targeted by Bannon includes former Goldman Sachs banker Gary Cohn who, like Kushner, is Jewish.

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