Bannon steps down from Breitbart News

Is it possible to drop the mic on oneself? Bannon finds out

Former White House strategist Mr Bannon quit his role as Executive Chairman following a public disagreement between him and United States president Donald Trump.

Mr Bannon had returned to Breitbart after being dismissed by the White House, using the site as a platform from which to promote a slate of hard-right candidates to challenge mainstream Republicans in November's midterm elections.

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.

"In October", Sherman wrote, "Bannon called an adviser and said he would consider running for president if Trump doesn't run for re-election in 2020".

Bannon's departure comes after comments he made about one of Trump's sons in a recently published book.

But he appears to have become increasingly isolated amid reports that he had lost the support of a major financial backer.

In his statement Sunday, Bannon praised Trump Jr.as "both a patriot and a good man".

While Michael Wolff's book takes an explosive look at US President Donald Trump's time in office, Hansen's book details the Allied bombing campaign of civilians during WWII.

On Monday, Bannon tried to back-pedal from his comments.


Donald Trump and his supporters have called the book fiction, and Trump attorney Charles J Harder last week sent a cease-and-desist letter to Henry Holt & Company, threatening legal action.

Bannon said the comments in the book were not accurate.

"They didn't have any lawyers", Wolff quoted Bannon as saying in the book.

"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 Federal Bureau of Investigation immediately". "They're going to crack Don Junior like an egg on national TV", Wolff quoted Bannon as saying.

"Mueller chose [senior prosecutor Andrew] Weissmann first and he is a money-laundering guy", he said.

He added: "It goes through Deutsche Bank and all the Kushner s***".

It is not yet clear how Michael Wolff, the book's controversial author, obtained some of his information, but it must be assumed that he taped many of his interviews, particularly those used for the long conversations found throughout the book.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation, it was also disclosed, will be looking into the Clinton Foundation.

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