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Wed Jan 3, 2018, 09:04 AM

Trump Tower meeting with Russians 'treasonous', Bannon says in explosive book

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/jan/03/donald-trump-russia-steve-bannon-michael-wolff

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* Former White House strategist quoted in Fire and Fury, by Michael Wolff
* Bannon: ‘They’re going to crack Don Junior like an egg on national TV

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
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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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Reply Trump Tower meeting with Russians 'treasonous', Bannon says in explosive book (Original post)
kentuck Jan 2018 OP
Norbert10 Jan 2018 #1
Cryptoad Jan 2018 #14
niyad Jan 2018 #38
Frustratedlady Jan 2018 #2
SergeStorms Jan 2018 #50
demmiblue Jan 2018 #3
Tanuki Jan 2018 #9
sueh Jan 2018 #48
StarryNite Jan 2018 #55
onecent Jan 2018 #56
dchill Jan 2018 #4
Pobeka Jan 2018 #18
kentuck Jan 2018 #5
NewJeffCT Jan 2018 #21
SweetieD Jan 2018 #33
Hoyt Jan 2018 #6
malaise Jan 2018 #7
kentuck Jan 2018 #8
malaise Jan 2018 #10
kentuck Jan 2018 #12
mountain grammy Jan 2018 #19
calimary Jan 2018 #42
JHan Jan 2018 #43
malaise Jan 2018 #44
C_U_L8R Jan 2018 #11
delisen Jan 2018 #13
dalton99a Jan 2018 #15
MaryMagdaline Jan 2018 #16
NewJeffCT Jan 2018 #22
mountain grammy Jan 2018 #17
nycbos Jan 2018 #20
malaise Jan 2018 #23
hedda_foil Jan 2018 #28
malaise Jan 2018 #45
hedda_foil Jan 2018 #47
Orsino Jan 2018 #24
peggysue2 Jan 2018 #25
kentuck Jan 2018 #26
RandomAccess Jan 2018 #37
YessirAtsaFact Jan 2018 #27
mr_lebowski Jan 2018 #29
kentuck Jan 2018 #31
blue-wave Jan 2018 #30
matt819 Jan 2018 #32
BannonsLiver Jan 2018 #34
kentuck Jan 2018 #35
hvn_nbr_2 Jan 2018 #41
gratuitous Jan 2018 #36
Gothmog Jan 2018 #39
dlk Jan 2018 #40
calimary Jan 2018 #46
Shoonra Jan 2018 #49
thbobby Jan 2018 #51
nightwing1240 Jan 2018 #52
bobGandolf Jan 2018 #53
UCmeNdc Jan 2018 #54
duforsure Jan 2018 #57
yuiyoshida Jan 2018 #58

Response to kentuck (Original post)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 09:06 AM

1. Holy popcorn batman

 

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Response to Norbert10 (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 09:46 AM

14. Welcome to DU,,,,,Comrade!

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Response to Norbert10 (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 11:49 AM

38. welcome to du

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 09:08 AM

2. How/why do you track down an egg? eom

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Response to Frustratedlady (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 4, 2018, 03:00 AM

50. I didn't see....

anything in the article about "tracking' down any eggs. They're going to CRACK Don Jr. like an egg, but as for the tracking?

Maybe I missed something.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 09:08 AM

3. Oh my!

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Response to demmiblue (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 09:21 AM

9. Awwwwww....

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Response to Tanuki (Reply #9)

Thu Jan 4, 2018, 01:03 AM

48. I ditto that!

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Response to demmiblue (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 4, 2018, 06:07 PM

55. Precious!

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Response to demmiblue (Reply #3)

Fri Jan 5, 2018, 11:03 AM

56. These puppies are ADORABLE!!!!!

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 09:08 AM

4. When does he talk to Mueller?

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Response to dchill (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 09:59 AM

18. When *did* he talk to Mueller?

Bannon's back is likely against the wall too. Now this book giving credence to Mueller's investigation.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 09:10 AM

5. Another interesting quote ...

<snip>
“You realise where this is going,” he is quoted as saying. “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.”

Last month it was reported that federal prosecutors had subpoenaed records from Deutsche Bank, the German financial institution that has lent hundreds of millions of dollars to the Kushner property empire. Bannon continues: “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.”

Scorning apparent White House insouciance, Bannon reaches for a hurricane metaphor: “They’re sitting on a beach trying to stop a Category Five.”

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Response to kentuck (Reply #5)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 10:15 AM

21. These admissions are absolutely stunning

coming from Bannon. I guess he really does hate Jared.

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Response to kentuck (Reply #5)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 11:18 AM

33. He is still making it seem as if Trump is innocent. You can't flip on someone if they didn't do

Anything wrong. Yet Bannon doesn't talk about Trump's wrongdoings or his own.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 09:16 AM

6. Oh, how much I'd like to see that little pissant behind bars.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 09:17 AM

7. Just saw your OP

Rec

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Response to malaise (Reply #7)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 09:20 AM

8. It's a big story.

I will rec yours!

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Response to kentuck (Reply #8)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 09:21 AM

10. I self-deleted

Will push yours - this is HUGE!!!

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Response to malaise (Reply #10)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 09:22 AM

12. It's worthy of a double post.

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Response to kentuck (Reply #12)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 10:00 AM

19. Absolutely!

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Response to kentuck (Reply #12)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 04:26 PM

42. You can say that again!

As Charles Osgood once joked - "the fit has hit the shan!"

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Response to malaise (Reply #7)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 04:27 PM

43. the tea is good too.... Trump vs Bannon. oh man.

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Response to JHan (Reply #43)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 04:49 PM

44. Indeed

Too good!

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 09:21 AM

11. Of course, Bannon's a self-serving megalomaniac

This is a surprise?? Trump deserves all the blowback and then some.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 09:31 AM

13. What a cast of characters. n/t

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 09:47 AM

15. Kick

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 09:48 AM

16. bannon hates Kurshner more than he hates America

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Response to MaryMagdaline (Reply #16)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 10:16 AM

22. that is a bigly hatred then

the biggest

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 09:59 AM

17. Go on...

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 10:05 AM

20. Invest in popcorn.

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Response to nycbos (Reply #20)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 10:19 AM

23. I've switched

Popcorn with butter is way too fattening and we're eating it non-stop these days.

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Response to malaise (Reply #23)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 10:54 AM

28. Those pistachios look just like the photo of my gallbladder post surgery.

I'd post it but I don't want to creep you out that much.

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Response to hedda_foil (Reply #28)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 04:50 PM

45. Hehehehehehehe

Love pishtachios

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Response to malaise (Reply #45)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 11:12 PM

47. I always did too, but since the gallbladder surgery I look at them differently somehow.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 10:29 AM

24. The "chief strategist"/coffee boy is releasing chaff...

...by pretending not to know of these meetings.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 10:29 AM

25. The Javanka hatred is . . .

strong with Bannon. Even in the Vanity Fair piece, the disdain for the Kushner's was dripping off the page.

What surprised me were the words 'treasonous' and 'unpatriotic' in regards to the Trump Tower meeting. This doesn't sound like the ole Burn It All Down Bannon. Which makes me think he's covering his own ass while throwing the Trumpsters to the wolves.

They're going to crack Don Jr like an egg on national TV?

Wow. Presumably, the Trumpster still talks to Bannon a couple times a week. That statement should be a conversation starter. LOL

These people are positively nuts. And vile, all of them.

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Response to peggysue2 (Reply #25)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 10:30 AM

26. Jared must have been instrumental in kicking him off the National Security briefings??

or he could have been sitting at that table with those Russians...

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Response to kentuck (Reply #26)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 11:44 AM

37. IIRC they just always didn't get along

 

I think Bannon hated Jared's "in" with Trump, and Jared just didn't like Bannon or his attempts to muscle in.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 10:34 AM

27. This is so freaking bizarre

I actually agree with Steve Bannon on something!

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 10:57 AM

29. Setting up Don Jr and Jared to take the fall ... making it look like it was all them

To save Hair Drumpfs ass, and quite possibly his own ties via Cambridge to the scheme.

Betcha that's what this is about. And Drumpf probably signed off on it, planning to continue just undermine Mueller's/FBI's integrity every step of the way, and then worse-case, finish by pardoning them two, cause he can and after all was just a 'witch-hunt' by the 'deep state'.

Hell for all we know for SURE, it was their deal and Dotard didn't know, kept out the loop for the simple reason of plausible deniability (and cause they knew he can't keep his mouth shut about jack shit). Though I somewhat doubt it, being the control freak he is they might not have dared.

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Response to mr_lebowski (Reply #29)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 11:01 AM

31. He's a control freak...

He has to know everything. Especially if it might incriminate him...

I think the author may have caught Bannon at just the right time? Maybe after he was just fired or after he was dismissed from the National Security Advisers group?

It may have been the perfect timing to get him to talk?

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 10:59 AM

30. K&R

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 11:15 AM

32. So the problem is really not that it was treasonous

It was that it was stupid. Bannon said he would have had their lawyers meet in done out of the way place and then leak the treasonous info to Breitbart or, and I love this, some more legitimate media outlet.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 11:21 AM

34. I wonder what his angle is.

Nothing this man says should ever be taken at face value.

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Response to BannonsLiver (Reply #34)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 11:22 AM

35. I think he is a lot like Trump...

He shoots from the lip.

Today, he may be sorry that he said those words?

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Response to BannonsLiver (Reply #34)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 02:57 PM

41. My take on his angle

Basically, it's self-preservation. He knows the jig is up, and he wants to preserve his position as a bigwig in the alt-right, after the fall of Humpty Dumbass's crime family.

We've seen several times now that Dotart, Faux Nooze, complicit CongressComrades, and the WingnutFeverDreams.com complex start raging shortly before big announcements. They seem to know in advance; I'd guess there's a sympathetic FBI agent who feeds some info about the progress of the investigation to them, although it's becoming so obvious that you don't even need need inside info. It's soon going to be obvious to everyone that Mueller has the goods on a vast treasonous conspiracy. It wouldn't surprise me if Bannon himself has given Mueller some info on Jared and/or Donnie Jr. Now he thinks that when the crime family (and everybody who is loyal to the end) goes down hard, he (Bannon) will be left as the leader of the right wing. It's probably a delusional plan, but the right wing does delusional pretty regularly.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 11:27 AM

36. Gloriosky!

Bannon's tune has certainly changed now that he's got a book to hawk.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 11:53 AM

39. Yes this is treason

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 12:02 PM

40. Ordinarily I Don't Agree With Bannon, But Even a Broken Clock is Right Twice a Day

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 05:59 PM

46. This is a Thing of Beauty!

GREAT beauty! It's the gift that's certainly gonna keep on giving, reverberating through 2018. Wonder if Bannon's turned? Wouldn't surprise me. His interest is protecting his own ass. There is no honor among these thieves.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Thu Jan 4, 2018, 02:06 AM

49. Lots of things but not treasonous

The meeting between Donald Jr and the Russians may have been ill-advised, may have been criminal under federal election laws, or finance laws, or even espionage laws, but it was not treason. This is because it did not meet the criteria for treason spelled out in the US Constitution; treason is the only crime defined in the Constitution and since it is defined there, no subsequent legislation could enlarge upon the definition.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Thu Jan 4, 2018, 03:16 AM

51. The rats

Are starting their cannibalism. What a reality show! Bigly great. And the ratings!

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Thu Jan 4, 2018, 05:33 AM

52. Bannon just lit the fuse

Though I despise that man, it should be just a matter of time before the dumbass in chief is removed from office and the drumpf crime family is safely locked away behind bars, where they all belong! The time is now to start hammering away at your repug senator or congressman to stand up and do the right thing, remove this shit stain from our White House

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Thu Jan 4, 2018, 06:14 AM

53. There is something fishy.

Maybe it is because any comments I have seen from Trump cronies...see Bannon...has been a lie. It makes me think the whole “treasonous” comments from Bannon are more than pumping book sales.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Thu Jan 4, 2018, 09:31 AM

54. DUers were right!

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Fri Jan 5, 2018, 12:19 PM

57. Is trump reacting this way because

He knew when Bannon called it treasonous, he knew it was true, and why he's doing everything he can to distract and redirect attention away from what he said about Jr, Jared, and Manifort going to the meeting. Now its look here?

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Sun Jan 7, 2018, 04:52 PM

58. KrrrrracBOOOMMMM!

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