Donald Trump and his entire administration were horrified that when former White House chief strategist Steven Bannon was fired from the White House, there would be hell to pay. Well, it looks like that moment has finally come.
Michael Wolff’s book “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House” contains several incriminating, eye-opening statements from Bannon. In a sneak peek of the book’s manuscript (which will officially be released next week), journalist Wolff got access to Bannon and the ex-chief strategist was more than willing to spill the beans and dig into the Trump administration to reveal its chaos.
In the book, Bannon reveals that he thinks Trump’s son, Donald Trump Jr., is screwed beyond saving in Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation. Bannon stated that he thinks the Russia probe will eventually uncover money laundering and Trump Jr. will take the brunt of the punishment. Bannon said, “They’re going to crack Don Junior like an egg on national TV.”
Bannon also touched on the infamous June 2016 Trump Tower meeting in which Trump Jr., Kushner, then campaign chairman Paul Manafort and Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya met up because the Trump campaign wanted dirt on Trump’s rival, Hillary Clinton. Bannon trashed Trump’s incompetent team for this “treasonous” meeting. He said:
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. But that’s the brain trust that they had.”
“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.”
Bannon also lets it all hang out when he discusses his former nemesis in the administration, Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner. Bannon straight up calls Kushner’s involvement in Trump’s Russia scandal “greasy.” He said:
This is all about money laundering. Mueller chose [senior prosecutor] Andrew Weissmann first and he is a money-laundering guy. Their path to fucking Trump goes right through Paul Manafort, Don Jr. and Jared Kushner. It’s as plain as a hair on your face.”
“It goes through Deutsche Bank and all the Kushner shit. The Kushner shit is greasy. They’re going to go right through that. They’re going to roll those two guys up and say play me or trade me.”
Bannon even mocked the Trump administration’s strategy for surviving Mueller’s investigation by saying, “They’re sitting on a beach trying to stop a Category Five.” Ouch!
Wolff’s book is already looking like an amazing roast of Trump and his failing White House. Many other insiders speak out against Trump in the book, including billionaire and close Trump associate Thomas Barrack Jr., who calls Trump “not only crazy,” but also “stupid.” This book could bring Trump down even more.
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