Trump and Company investigation update…Jan.2018…Trump & Co. Russian ‘treasonous’ meeting?….

From Steven Bannon himself…..

And do think Robert Mueller don’t know this?

This can’t make Donald Trump and Co. happy….

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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.

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.

Bannon, who was chief executive of the Trump campaign in its final three months, then White House chief strategist for seven months before returning to the rightwing Breitbart News, is a central figure in the nasty, cutthroat drama, quoted extensively, often in salty language.

He is particularly scathing about a June 2016 meeting involving Trump’s son Donald Jr, son-in-law Jared Kushner, then campaign chairman Paul Manafort and Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya at Trump Tower in New York. A trusted intermediary had promised documents that would “incriminate” rival Hillary Clinton but instead of alerting the FBI to a potential assault on American democracy by a foreign power, Trump Jr replied in an email: “I love it.”….

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…..And there is this….

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“You realize where this is going. 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.”

— Stephen Bannon, quoted in Michael Wolff’s Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House on the Russian investigation….

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scott p
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People were born, lived full lives and died old men and women never having seen a Cubs World Series victory.

And a WS victory requires a lot of skill, talent, luck, and bad luck of your other professional opponents.

Ryan and the rest of the establishment GOP need none of the above to stand up to Trump. They just need balls.

This analogy may be the most pathetic thing I’ve seen in a long long time, and that’s saying something.

CG
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It will happen eventually, just like how I predicted the Cubs would eventually win the World Series, and I even nailed it by the exact season, 5 years ahead of time.

Scott p
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CG how many times now have you predicted that your party will finally, this time, turn on Trump?

This is like Lucy and Charlie Brown with the football.

CG
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I’d prefer that (and then having a real Republican win).

CG
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It’s more “good luck” to you guys unless you are saying you don’t think you could beat him in 2020.

Clearly, that would be the most conventional occurrence that would rid the Republican Party of him as the leader.

Scott p
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“wait until he is otherwise tossed aside”

Yeah good luck with that!

CG
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You missed the “or”

Scott p
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“Toss him aside”

Don’t you need a working spine to do that?

CG
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No alliances are permanent in politics. They probably feel they can use Trump as long as he serves his purpose (in this case as a counter to Bannon) and then either toss him aside or wait until he is otherwise tossed aside.

All I know , as someone who hopes to one day see a rebirth of the establishment GOP wing, is that Bannon and Trump have been divided and thus will be easier to conquer.

Scott p
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“The GOP Establishment wing”

In other words the Trump lackeys Ryan Mc Connell etc.

CG
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Bannon and Breitbart are going to go all out to tie Trump as tied to the hip to Mitch McConnell (and there will be other efforts to talk about how Trump is surrounded by liberal Jews such as Jared and Ivanka).

Do not underestimate the disgust that Trump’s base has for McConnell and “establishment” figures like him. There is only so much they will be willing to overlook. This is all going to have the long-term effect of separating Trumpism from Trump.

CG
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The West Virginia Republican Senate candidates are already fighting over Trump vs. Bannon.

At the least, all sorts of these “outsiders” running for Senate are going to be called on to disavow Bannon and return financial support, etc.

This is an alt-right Civil War and the long-term benefactors are likely to be the GOP establishment wing.

CG
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McConnell’s political team sent out a Gif of him smiling over these developments today.

As well he should.

Scott p
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Trumpism without Trump has not turned out well for Republicans on the ballot in 2017. At the same time the rank and file GOP is so supportive of the President that Republicans cannot afford to distance themselves fro him. So they are in a Catch 22.

Keith
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Actually with Roy Moore the Republicans perfected “kook” (as in KKK) and Moore was also around long before Bannon turned his attention to politics. Just two short months ago the media and at least one of the participants here thought Bannon had found the ticket to the Virginia Governorship when the Republican candidate went (once again) full racist in his attempt to stir up the Virginia white trash over a series of memorials to traitors. I now hear Moore, that good Christian who hired a… Read more »
CG
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He’s seeing that Ryan and McConnell gave him a win and Bannon gave him a loss. (taxes vs. Alabama)

Nonetheless, he finds himself most comfortable personally with the big city Schumer and Pelosi. If they give him a win on infrastructure, he’ll be talking about how great they are.

CG
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I expect Breitbart and Bannon to stick together and portray Trump as a “lost opportunity” and someone who caved, surrounds himself with the wrong people, never had any principles, someone who became part of the problem , etc. They are playing the long game. Bannon seems to expect Trump to be facing some serious political and legal problems in the short-term. Trump has a profound cult of defenders/excusers on his side now for various reasons, but it has always been a shaky coalition with people… Read more »
CG
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I don’t know if I can buy the theory that Trump is “good” for Democrats. I recognize that in limited samples, anti-Trump sentiment helped Democrats win the Governorship in increasingly blue Virginia and a Senate race against a likely child predator, but he is such a disruptive force in general, he’s just hurting everything in his stead, including himself. Maybe anti-Trump sentiment will lead to a big year in 2018 at the polls, but that is still far from proven. If so, does that mean… Read more »
CG
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Bannon and Breitbart are going to turn on Trump over DACA now, how there isn’t a “wall”, etc. etc., and will be pushing (correctly) that Trump is a phony. The people in 2010 who nominated those candidates (though Akin is sort of a different story) are now divided between camps. Trump might very well find himself attacking any challengers on Twitter now. Trump is as indebted to McConnell as anyone else at the moment. Democrats should just enjoy the show. It definitely is popcorn worthy,… Read more »
Scott p
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Jack is right. Republicans nominated nutcases like O’Donnell in Delaware, Akin in Missouri, and Murdoch in Indiana all BEFORE Trump and Bannon were factors at all in GOP primaries.

Crazy ain’t nothing new in the Republican Party.

CG
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The kooks cannot prosper with civil war amongst their own faction.

Any loss of influence for Bannon in the GOP is bad for Democrats. Period.

CG
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Is Breitbart going to turn anti-Trump now? It’s very possible. Trump’s cultists have already been complaining for weeks that Matt Drudge has turned on them. There are a lot of crazy alt-right people who are part of Bannon’s orbit and get their news from him. It’s not good for Trump to be alienated from them with his numbers already as low as they are. Bannon can still do a lot of damage to Trump and of course they can now do a lot of damage… Read more »
My Name Is jack
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Trump is good for Democrats.

As we saw in 2010,kooks need no help in entering Republican primaries.

I don’t see this having any effect at all.

Bannon has always been overrated as a major factor in my view.

My Name Is jack
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Sure they will.

If Bannon thinks the cultists are going to drop Trump for him, he is engaging in a total hallucination.

Indeed, without Trump,Bannon is a nobody.

CG
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They were saying the quotes were all fabricated by the author and Bannon had nothing to do with it, etc. Now, they are all going to turn on Bannon and say this proves that Trump is mainstream/normal. Can Breitbart survive this? There is a chasm in any event because there are people who are more loyal to Breitbart than Trump. The idea now that Bannon is going to work in cahoots with Trump to primary all these incumbent Republican Senators is pretty much over now.… Read more »
Scott p
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Trump cultists will fall in line and say Steve Bannon is a liar, “fake news” etc.

My Name Is jack
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According to Bloomberg,Donald Trump has declared that Steve Bannon has lost his mind.

Could this be pot to kettle?

CG
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Whomever has time today should read every word of this New York magazine treatment of the upcoming Trump book.

CG
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“Shortly after 8 p.m. on Election Night, when the unexpected trend — Trump might actually win — seemed confirmed, Don Jr. told a friend that his father, or DJT, as he calls him, looked as if he had seen a ghost. Melania was in tears—and not of joy.”

I can picture the exact same scene playing at another New York gathering that night with a candidate and their spouse.

CG
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This fits into the theory I agree with as to why both Trump and Hillary cannot stop talking about the 2016 election.

It was the worst thing that ever happened to either of them.

CG
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CG
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Clearly, this is all popcorn worthy stuff. Bannon is saying in this book that Don Jr. is going to prison and deserves to.

When the rats start turning on each other and litigating their internal battles out in the open, it’s going to get ugly for all of them.

CG
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Bannon IS going to run for President!

He may be on to something with all of this, his personal grudge against Jared and the other kids aside, but why did he keep working for the campaign then? Doesn’t that make him just as complicit? Why did he spend months and months working for a White House pushing a line that all this was “fake news” and even if true, was perfectly acceptable?