Breaking News Trump Tower meeting with Russians 'treasonous', Bannon says in explosive book

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    Oh, my! Now a former Trump campaign and WH insider has acknowledged the nature of the meeting Trump team members had with the Russians.

    Trump Tower meeting with Russians 'treasonous', Bannon says in explosive book

    Among Bannon's remarks form the linked article:
    • "They’re going to crack Don Junior like an egg on national TV.”
    • "The three senior guys in the campaign thought it was a good idea to meet with a foreign government inside Trump Tower in the conference room on the 25th floor – with no lawyers. They didn’t have any lawyers....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 FBI immediately."
    • "In a Holiday Inn in Manchester, New Hampshire, with your lawyers who meet with these people. Any information could then be “dump[ed] … down to Breitbart or something like that, or maybe some other more legitimate publication” {Wow! He even acknowledges Breitbart's relatively illegitimacy as a news organization.)
    • "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."
    • “It goes through Deutsche Bank and all the Kushner shit. The Kushner shit is greasy. They’re going to go right through that. They’re going to roll those two guys up and say play me or trade me.”
    • “They’re sitting on a beach trying to stop a Category Five.”
     
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    This bannon guy sounds treasonous to me.
     
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    Now, you know very well that the right will yell FAKE NEWS and we never liked that guy anyway.
     
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    The day that story broke was one of the brightest of 2017. We haven't heard a lot about it lately, but that doesn't Mueller is overlooking it.
    That was prime "smoking gun" evidence that the Trump campaign was ready, willing and able to work with the Russians on influencing the campaign. There was a remark in the original email indicating the Russian government was making efforts to help the Trump campaign. There was no big kerfluffle about that from anyone on the team. It was already ongoing and they knew all about it. This was no initial fishing expedition by Moscow, I don't think.
     
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    Unfortunately, I give no credence to anything Bannon spews
     
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    So what. That does not make inaccurate his awareness and assertions about the nature of the interactions between Trump, the Trump team and Russian state actors aiming to have confounded the 2016 election process. Sure, his having designs on running for POTUS may give him a reason to share what he knows, but it doesn't invalidate the veracity of his attestations about what he observed and knows.
     
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    Whence his veracity comes? I've not been impressed.
     
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    Bannon writes Breitbart

    I have no reason to believe anything he would print in book form
     
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    Shitforbrains, candidate Obama met with leaders of Kuwait, Afghanistan, Iraq, Jordan, Israel, Germany, France, and Britain.
     
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