Wolff's book confirms early criticism of Trump, Bannon

Steve Bannon

Steve Bannon

This apparently off-hand remark may take on new significance after that another lawyer for the president, Michael Cohen, just weeks before the 2016 presidential election to keep her silent about an alleged 2006 sexual encounter with Trump. This simple, but essential rule helps shed light on what to make of Steve Bannon's nasty public banishment from Trump's circle of friends, advisors and donors.

Another adult-film star, Jessica Drake, in October 2016 accused Trump of kissing her without permission at that same 2006 golf tournament that Clifford attended.

Trump, ready to say just about anything to win, became the ideal vehicle to advance Bannon's crude ideological views to the highest office in the country.

Burck, who is a former special counsel and deputy counsel to George W Bush, is also representing Bannon exclusively in the House of Representatives intelligence committee interview relating to his time as campaign chairman for Trump.

Trump told the Journal in his nearly hour-long interview that Lewandowski had more to do with his campaign's success than Bannon.

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The embattled former adviser to Donald Trump is understood to have instructed the firm's co-managing partner in Washington DC Michael Burck, who has been drafted in to defend Bannon, a former editor of Breitbart News, against accusations of defamation in Wolff's controversial book, Fire and Fury.

"No", White House spokesman Hogan Gidley told reporters on Air Force One who asked whether Trump will undergo a psychiatric exam.

"Sadly", D'Antonio noted, Wolff's reporting on the "disparaging things the president says about women and his effort to understand the appeal of white supremacy also seem true to the man". 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 White House has called her accusation "totally false and ridiculous".

Having said that, it is of course true that Steve Bannon was arguably more influential in shaping the president's broader political agenda and views than most other non-family members.

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The family has asked mourners to donate to "Dolly's Dream" a trust set up in their daughter's honour, in lieu of flowers today. In a prepared statement, he thanked the media and public for the response to the campaign so far.

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