OK. Let’s get 2018 rolling I guess.
Is this the opening salvo in a Steve Bannon run for president? (That trial balloon was floated over the holidays.)
Bannon’s comments appear in “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,” which is based on more than 200 interviews with the president and members of his staff. The book will be published Jan. 9 by Henry Holt.
“They’re going to crack Don Junior like an egg on national TV,” Bannon predicts.
Trump Jr. helped set up the Trump Tower meeting with Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya, senior Trump campaign officials, and other Russians.
While Trump Jr. has said that the purpose of the meeting was to discuss damaging information on Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, Veselnitskaya has claimed that the meeting would cover The Magnitsky Act, the 2012 U.S. sanctions law against Russia.
Bannon did say that if the meeting was necessary, there were better ways of pulling it off. He suggested hosting the meeting in a “Holiday Inn in Manchester, New Hampshire,” and between lawyers, not senior campaign officials.
The information could then be delivered “to Breitbart or something like that, or maybe some other more legitimate publication.”