Steve Bannon calls trump a traitor

Even trump’s campaign manager and former chief strategist thinks he’s a traitor.
http://www.cnn.com/2018/01/03/politics/bannon-wolff-fire-and-fury/index.html

Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon called the 2016 Trump Tower meeting between Trump campaign officials and a Russian lawyer purportedly offering damaging information about Hillary Clinton "treasonous," according to a new book obtained by The Guardian. The book, "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House" by Michael Wolff, is based on hundreds of interviews, including ones with President Donald Trump and his inner circle. According to the Guardian, Bannon addressed the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting between Donald Trump Jr., then-campaign chairman Paul Manafort, Jared Kushner and Russian operatives that was arranged when Trump Jr. agreed to meet a "Russian government attorney" after receiving an email offering him "very high level and sensitive information" that would "incriminate" Clinton. "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," Bannon continued, according to the Guardian. "Even if you thought that this was not treasonous, or unpatriotic, or bad s***, and I happen to think it's all of that, you should have called the FBI immediately."
But thanks to the idiots on the far right he still sits day after day in the White House... which makes them traitors by connection.

I keep trying to see this from the opposite point of view. I read their stuff now and then. Many really still believe that Hillary participated in murder and taking money from Saudis. Of course the difference is evidence, but facts don’t carry much weight with a lot of people, so the lack of facts is not a problem either. If there aren’t some major movements on this investigation in the next few months, I’m going to get very nervous. The German banks seem to be the key. If that falls through, it’s going to be left up to the voters, which is not good.

I keep trying to see this from the opposite point of view. I read their stuff now and then. Many really still believe that Hillary participated in murder and taking money from Saudis. Of course the difference is evidence, but facts don't carry much weight with a lot of people, so the lack of facts is not a problem either. If there aren't some major movements on this investigation in the next few months, I'm going to get very nervous. The German banks seem to be the key. If that falls through, it's going to be left up to the voters, which is not good.
Yup, I know you're turned off by TYT, but they're covering how this is going to come down to Mueller looking into trump, the Russians and Deutsche Bank. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sad3nPxXbDI It's probably money laundering that is going to sink trump, I think Cenk is right, the election collusion came as a result of the money laundering.

If Bannon is speaking out like this now, I think there will be charges coming from Mueller soon.
Get ready America, the first president to go to prison may be coming up soon.

And the American people handed over our government to such self-obsessed idiots. Let them tears each other apart, it’ll be great for the TV ratings.
Go Amerika.


Trump: Bannon has ‘lost his mind’
BY JORDAN FABIAN - 01/03/18
http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/367253-trump-bannon-has-lost-his-mind
In a blistering statement issued by the White House, Trump said Bannon has “lost his mind” and claimed he had “no influence" within the West Wing.
“Steve Bannon has nothing to do with me or my presidency," Trump said. “When he was fired, he not only lost his job, he lost his mind."
Trump sought to undercut the veracity of comments attributed to Bannon, once one of Trump’s closest aides, that appear in the forthcoming book by Michael Wolff, “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House.”
“Steve was rarely in a one-on-one meeting with me and only pretends to have had influence to fool a few people with no access and no clue, whom he helped write phony books,” Trump said.
“Steve pretends to be at war with the media, which he calls the opposition party, yet he spent his time at the White House leaking false information to the media to make himself seem far more important than he was,” the president added.
Bannon and his allies were caught off guard by the release of the book excerpts and were bracing for more excerpts with explosive quotes to drop in the coming days. Bannon, who was ousted from the White House last August, is quoted frequently as a central figure in Trump World.

If Bannon is speaking out like this now, I think there will be charges coming from Mueller soon. Get ready America, the first president to go to prison may be coming up soon.
It should, but won’t. If he’s thrown out or resigns, Pence will pardon him, “for the good of the country," just as Ford did with Nixon. This is the way Republicans work. Every one is a scumbag with no conscience or a single thought about the country or he population whatsoever. All that matters is preserving the party and eradicating any blot a Republican has brought to the country. Better an outrageous act than a stain on the Republican party. Lois
If Bannon is speaking out like this now, I think there will be charges coming from Mueller soon. Get ready America, the first president to go to prison may be coming up soon.
It shen, but won’t. If he’s thrown out or resigns, Pence will pardon him, “for the good of the country,"just as Ford did with Nixon. This is the way Republicans work. Every one is a scumbag with no conscience or a single thought about the country or he population whatsoever. All that matters is preserving the party and eradicating any blot a Republican has brought to the country. Better an outrageous act than a stain on the Republican party. Lois So true, they scream bloody murder about Democrats endlessly, but what Democrat president has done a fraction of what republican presidents do as a matter of standard practice. The Democrats try to make America work under the difficult challenges posed by an open democratic system. The republicans get in and immediately start working their asses off to turn the US into a one party dictatorship. Nixon used the entire US intelligence apparatus to spy on the Democrats, republicans like Donald Segretti engaged in what they called ratfucking to destroy the Democrats before the 1972 election even happened but in these fascists minds it's liberals who are the threat to freedom in the US. http://www.esquire.com/news-politics/politics/a25090/donald-segretti-ratfking-100413/ Now the republicans aren't even bothering to use US intelligence to ratfuck the Democrats, they've gone with the heir of the KGB working for a nation that still has nukes pointed at hundreds of millions of Americans. No, the republicans do not give a damn about Americans, they only care about money and power. Look at Mike Flynn screaming, "Lock her up!" at Hillary and it is now him going to prison for taking huge amounts of money from the Russians, working in their interests then lying about it to the FBI. republicans are biggest hypocrites in America, they want to return America to a "greatness" that never existed and don't care if they kill off any real freedom, equality and justice there is left in the US. What they are are monarchists in waiting and look at how pathetic their candidates for king always are. Reagan, the two Bushes and now one of the biggest assholes the US has ever produced. It's like generations of evil scientists have been working non-stop to produce the epitome of the "Ugly" American and the republicans embrace him like he's the second coming. Did you see them falling all over themselves over the passing of the billionaires relief bill. Ryan went so far as to call trump exquisite, my guess is he blew him in the Rose Garden right before the coronation. locking trump up won't fix America, but it sure would go one hell of a long way to starting in the right direction.

trump doesn’t know when to shut the hell up does he.
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-01-03/trump-says-bannon-lost-his-mind-after-leaving-white-house

President Donald Trump denounced his former top strategist, Steve Bannon, on Wednesday in a dramatic break from the man considered an architect of Trump’s populist campaign. “When he was fired, he not only lost his job, he lost his mind," Trump said in a statement issued after the publication of excerpts of a new book in which Bannon criticizes the president and his family. “Now that he is on his own, Steve is learning that winning isn’t as easy as I make it look."
Either trump is a traitor or we're all insane there is so much evidence of trump colluding with the Russians... including his own words and actions and the actions of many of those working for him. According to Bannon in his book, not only did the trump team meet with Russians offering to sell private material stolen from the DNC, they then took them up to meet Donald J. Trump directly connecting him with Russian collusion.

Republicans think they are invincible. That’s why they act and speak so outrageously. I’m not sure what comes first, Republicanism or a feeling of invincibility, but they go hand in hand.

Or “self-made”.
In their minds not only did they conceive and give birth to themselves, they then taught themselves to walk, talk, built their own schools where they then taught themselves everything, then went on to build all the roads, infrastructure and businesses they needed to be the glorious successes they fervently believe they are.
This idea of society providing the foundation of everyone’s success is totally foreign to most in the republican party now, they don’t have clue what society even is.
Look at Paul Ryan and his devotion to Ayn Rand. Rand’s “heroes” were captains of industry that were being held back by the selfish masses she referred to as moochers, vermin and lice. She firmly believed that things like Social Security, Medicare and Medicade were evil and everyone needed to help themselves, but that most people didn’t deserve to succeed because she thought most people were scum.
Then she got sick and didn’t have the money to pay for expensive treatment and relied on Social Security and Medicare to treat her leukemia.
There’s this emotional retardation among many republicans where they have not made it past the point where a toddler starts to understand that they aren’t the only person in the world. It’s a party for the profoundly selfish who otherwise would end up living isolated and detached from the rest of society because they never learned to get along with and value other people.
Instead they learn how to prey on other people and call it “competition” and consider anyone who isn’t as sociopathic as they are weak and not deserving of care or love. Or what they think passes for love.
trump is a poster boy for this profound kind of immaturity…

What an insane situation, an idiot who spent year openly lying about Barak Obama and couldn’t be US President because he was born in Kenya has sent a cease and desist letter to his former campaign manager and chief political strategist to block his book.
http://time.com/5087774/michael-wolff-book-cease-desist-letter-steve-bannon/

The dramatically escalating feud between President Trump and his former adviser Steve Bannon reached a new zenith Wednesday night when Trump’s lawyer hit Bannon (and author Michael Wolff) with a cease and desist letter.
trump's first national security advisor is already going to prison for following trump's orders, his son and son-in-law are probably heading there as well and if there is any justice in the US trump will be in prison as well. trump is claiming that Bannon has no right to make "outrageous" statements about the president - even though they are backed up fully in fact - while he spent years making a career of making outrageous after outrageous claims about the serving US president. Payback is a bitch....

I love Colberts take on this…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jUz_MRN-83E

What an insane situation, an idiot who spent year openly lying about Barak Obama and couldn't be US President because he was born in Kenya has sent a cease and desist letter to his former campaign manager and chief political strategist to block his book. http://time.com/5087774/michael-wolff-book-cease-desist-letter-steve-bannon/
The dramatically escalating feud between President Trump and his former adviser Steve Bannon reached a new zenith Wednesday night when Trump’s lawyer hit Bannon (and author Michael Wolff) with a cease and desist letter.
trump's first national security advisor is already going to prison for following trump's orders, his son and son-in-law are probably heading there as well and if there is any justice in the US trump will be in prison as well. trump is claiming that Bannon has no right to make "outrageous" statements about the president - even though they are backed up fully in fact - while he spent years making a career of making outrageous after outrageous claims about the serving US president. Payback is a bitch....
Every one of them will be pardoned. They’re Republicans, remember?

For a simple country boy who has always believed in good old American principles of fair-play, hard work, justice and pluralism and such,
I’m constantly shocked a new at the reptilian viciousness of our ultra rich with their God complex, constantly money/power grubbing
and the GOP of crocodiles who parade as Representatives of the American People,
but who in fact constantly show themselves though their actions to be sycophantic spineless cyphers heedlessly doing the oligarch’s bidding.
Representatives who have completely unhinged themselves from recognizing the physical realities of our day to day life.
To hell with thinking big noble thoughts about country and people and future, I’ve got to raise money, money, money. :sick:

Bannon and the Mercer family helped assemble research on Trump's mob connections By Mark Sumner - Jan 08, 2018 Just a few months before Steve Bannon took over running Donald Trump’s campaign, he was part of an effort to provide other Republican candidates with the fuel they needed to take Trump down.
It described years of alleged business connections between Trump companies and organized crime figures, allegations that have circulated among Trump detractors for years.
It’s not clear if these were Trump’s well-established ties to the ordinary mob …
Trump ... hired mobbed-up firms to erect Trump Tower and his Trump Plaza apartment building in Manhattan, including buying ostensibly overpriced concrete from a company controlled by mafia chieftains Anthony “Fat Tony" Salerno and Paul Castellano.
Or if it was Trump’s even bigger dependence on Russian gangsters …
The money to build these projects flowed almost entirely from Russian sources. In other words, after his business crashed, Trump was floated and made to appear to operate a successful business enterprise through the infusion of hundreds in millions of cash from dark Russian sources. He was their man.
Either way, there’s plenty of evidence. But what’s interesting about this document is not only was Bannon’s group putting it together, but the research was paid for by Trump’s biggest family of political sugar daddies, the Mercers. ... https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2018/1/8/1730870/-Steve-Bannon-and-the-Mercer-family-helped-assemble-research-on-Trump-s-mob-connections

What an insane situation, an idiot who spent year openly lying about Barak Obama and couldn't be US President because he was born in Kenya has sent a cease and desist letter to his former campaign manager and chief political strategist to block his book. http://time.com/5087774/michael-wolff-book-cease-desist-letter-steve-bannon/
The dramatically escalating feud between President Trump and his former adviser Steve Bannon reached a new zenith Wednesday night when Trump’s lawyer hit Bannon (and author Michael Wolff) with a cease and desist letter.
trump's first national security advisor is already going to prison for following trump's orders, his son and son-in-law are probably heading there as well and if there is any justice in the US trump will be in prison as well. trump is claiming that Bannon has no right to make "outrageous" statements about the president - even though they are backed up fully in fact - while he spent years making a career of making outrageous after outrageous claims about the serving US president. Payback is a bitch....
Every one of them will be pardoned. They’re Republicans, remember? 'Fire and Fury' publisher responds to Trump legal threat by Oliver Darcy January 8, 2018 http://money.cnn.com/2018/01/08/media/fire-and-fury-publisher-response-trump-cease-and-desist/index.html
Macmillan CEO: “We will not allow any president to achieve by intimidation what our Constitution precludes" By Michael Cader - January 8, 2018 https://lunch.publishersmarketplace.com/2018/01/macmillan-ceo/ John Sargent, ceo of Macmillan — the parent company of Henry Holt, the publisher of Michael Wolff’s FIRE AND FURY — sent the following letter to the company’s employees on Monday morning, provided to Publishers Lunch: (I believe in this instance sharing the complete text is appropriate.) To: All Macmillan Employees From: John Sargent
Last Thursday, shortly after 7:00 a.m., we received a demand from the President of the United States to “immediately cease and desist from any further publication, release or dissemination" of Michael Wolff’s Fire and Fury. On Thursday afternoon we responded with a short statement saying that we would publish the book, and we moved the pub date forward to the next day. Later today we will send our legal response to President Trump. Our response is firm, as it has to be. I am writing you today to explain why this is a matter of great importance. It is about much more than Fire and Fury. The president is free to call news “fake" and to blast the media. That goes against convention, but it is not unconstitutional. But a demand to cease and desist publication—a clear effort by the President of the United States to intimidate a publisher into halting publication of an important book on the workings of the government—is an attempt to achieve what is called prior restraint. That is something that no American court would order as it is flagrantly unconstitutional. This is very clearly defined in Supreme Court case law, most prominently in the Pentagon Papers case. As Justice Hugo Black explained in his concurrence:
“Both the history and language of the First Amendment support the view that the press must be left free to publish news, whatever the source, without censorship, injunctions, or prior restraints. In the First Amendment, the Founding Fathers gave the free press the protection it must have to fulfill its essential role in our democracy. The press was to serve the governed, not the governors. The Government’s power to censor the press was abolished so that the press would remain forever free to censure the Government."
Then there is Justice William Brennan’s opinion in The New York Times Co. v. Sullivan:
“Thus we consider this case against the background of a profound national commitment to the principle that debate on public issues should be uninhibited, robust and wide-open, and that it may well include vehement, caustic, and sometimes unpleasantly sharp attacks on government and public officials."
And finally Chief Justice Warren Burger in another landmark case:
“The thread running through all these cases is that prior restraints on speech and publication are the most serious and least tolerable infringement on First Amendment rights."
There is no ambiguity here. This is an underlying principle of our democracy. We cannot stand silent. We will not allow any president to achieve by intimidation what our Constitution precludes him or her from achieving in court. We need to respond strongly for Michael Wolff and his book, but also for all authors and all their books, now and in the future. And as citizens we must demand that President Trump understand and abide by the First Amendment of our Constitution. — John Sargent

There’s one for the America Way.

Stephen K. Bannon leaves Breitbart after blowup over comments in Trump book By Paul Farhi and Josh Dawsey January 9, 2018 https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/steve-bannon-leaves-breitbart-after-blow-up-over-comments-in-trump-book/2018/01/09/1afddebc-f199-11e7-97bf-bba379b809ab_story.html Stephen K. Bannon stepped down as executive chairman of Breitbart News Network on Tuesday, ending his relationship with the far-right website that he helped become widely influential and which in turn abetted his rise as a political adviser and would-be kingmaker. Bannon’s departure — just days after his public criticisms of former White House colleagues led to a spectacular falling-out with President Trump and his allies — was a humbling denouement for a figure who had reached the uppermost levels of power only a year ago. It leaves him with no evident platform to promote his views and no financial basis for his preferred candidates. Bannon left Breitbart in August 2016 to join Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and later served as President Trump’s chief White House strategist. He was fired by Trump almost exactly a year after formally signing up with him.