Steve Bannon leaves Breitbart News

Steve Bannon leaves Breitbart News

Steve Bannon leaves Breitbart News

A former White House aide to President Donald Trump said Monday that he was told to cooperate and speak to Michael Wolff for his then-in-progress book "Fire and Fury", contradicting previous statements from the president claiming the author had "zero access to White House".

Among the most explosive claims Wolff makes are that Trump didn't actually want to be president, and that former advisor Steve Bannon called a meeting between Donald Trump, Jr. and Russian lawyers "treasonous".

The controversial book about President Donald Trump's chaotic White House was released four days early amid intensive news coverage and a legal threat from one of Trump's personal attorneys.

Steve Bannon is out at Breitbart after a controversial book caused a rift between him and the White House, and Donna Brazile isn't going to let that pass without comment.

Bannon at one point described Breitbart as "the platform for the alt-right, " a phrase that became associated with white separatism, anti-Semitism, and generally racist sentiments.

Former White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon will not be signed by Fox News following his ouster from Breitbart News on Tuesday, according to the network. After he left the administration, Bannon returned to his post leading the right-wing website Breitbart, where he continued to oversee positive coverage of Trump.

Once a trusted adviser to the president, Bannon enraged Trump after he was prominently quoted in "Fire and Fury" making disparaging remarks about Trump's children.

Equally bland was Breitbart's promise of all parties working on a "smooth and orderly transition".

Bannon had claimed that his charge of treason was aimed at former campaign manager Paul Manafort, who is now under indictment by the Office of Special Counsel for lying to federal law enforcement officers and laundering money, and not Donald Trump Jr., as claimed in the book.

On Tuesday, Bannon announced that he was stepping down from Breitbart News. Which Bannon has told people is a realistic possibility. But Bannon clearly miscalculated his stature next to Trump and his ability to say just about anything, just like his boss. He joined the Trump campaign in August 2016. "It was obvious that the book was false and fake", Gidley said.

The chief strategist had lost many allies in the West Wing after Chief of Staff John Kelly's staff shakeup and was blamed for some of the infighting that had paralyzed the White House.

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