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Trump Tower meeting with Russians 'treasonous', Bannon says in explosive book
The Guardian (via MSN) ^ | 1/3/2018 | David Smith

Posted on 01/03/2018 6:37:01 AM PST by Incorrigible

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

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...

..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.”

The meeting was revealed by the New York Times in July last year, prompting Trump Jr to say no consequential material was produced. Soon after, Wolff writes, Bannon remarked mockingly: “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 sh- t, and I happen to think it’s all of that, you should have called the FBI immediately.”

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“You realise where this is going,” he is quoted as saying. “This is all about money laundering. Mueller chose [senior prosecutor Andrew] Weissmann first and he is a money-laundering guy. Their path to f--ing Trump goes right through Paul Manafort, Don Jr and Jared Kushner … It’s as plain as a hair on your face.”

(Excerpt) Read more at msn.com ...


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I was originally thinking this was FAKE NEWS but there's a lot of quotes from Bannon in this article and presumably, in the book which is supposed to come out next week. I knew that Bannon was feuding with Javanka in the White House but it seems like he'd rather settle scores than help move the Conservative agenda.
1 posted on 01/03/2018 6:37:01 AM PST by Incorrigible
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To: Incorrigible

The word treason gets thrown around pretty loosely these days. Here is its definition:

“Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort.”

—Constitution of the United States of America, Article III, Section 3


2 posted on 01/03/2018 6:44:03 AM PST by WayneS (An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last. - Winston Churchill)
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To: WayneS

Treason= DNC and Hillary paying Russia for FAKE Dossier


3 posted on 01/03/2018 6:46:44 AM PST by mplc51
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To: Incorrigible

Bannon butthurt over Trump pissing in his corn flakes?


4 posted on 01/03/2018 6:47:56 AM PST by bk1000 (I stand with Trump)
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To: Incorrigible
So what, it was Congress that got the new tax law passed.

Done.

5 posted on 01/03/2018 6:48:49 AM PST by Bogie
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To: Incorrigible
Bannon is doing his best to turn himself into persona non grata.
7 posted on 01/03/2018 6:49:40 AM PST by dirtboy
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To: mplc51

Treason = selling Russia our uranium for $20 million...


8 posted on 01/03/2018 6:50:46 AM PST by CondorFlight
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To: WayneS

Obama did exactly that with Iran. Wow, right on the money.


9 posted on 01/03/2018 6:50:49 AM PST by Titus-Maximus (It doesn't matter who votes for whom, it only matters who counts the votes - Joe Stalin)
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I will give you four stars for fake news.

Treason: John Kerry trips to visit North Viennese in Paris. Ted Kenned asking Russia for help to defeat Reagan. Hillary Clinton many times.

Treason is SOP for the Demonicrats.

10 posted on 01/03/2018 6:50:58 AM PST by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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I guess it is far better to initiate contact with the Russians and create a phony dossier as a pretext to monitor the Trump campaign and transition teams along with his activities as the sitting President using taxpayer-funded resources of the intel community. What is more dangerous and treasonous, agreeing to meet with Russians offering possible dirt on Hillary or weaponizing the government to go after a political opponent?

For over a year we have witnessed an attempted coup d'état against a duly, elected President.

11 posted on 01/03/2018 6:51:19 AM PST by kabar
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To: Incorrigible

YAWN


12 posted on 01/03/2018 6:52:47 AM PST by 1Old Pro
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To: bk1000

Bannon is making a fool out of himself.

Defends Trump for a year, with this same knowledge...and now it becomes “treason”. Ridiculous infighting, or book selling, or running for office, or looking for cash, or wanting publicity,...but don’t tell me it is treason, because your prior defense of it makes you part of it.


13 posted on 01/03/2018 6:53:15 AM PST by Titus-Maximus (It doesn't matter who votes for whom, it only matters who counts the votes - Joe Stalin)
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To: Incorrigible

It’s Michael Wolff. He is always stirring up sh*t.


14 posted on 01/03/2018 6:53:20 AM PST by Lisbon1940 (No full-term Governors (at the time of election!)
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15 posted on 01/03/2018 6:53:32 AM PST by bert (K.E.; N.P.; GOPc;WASP .... The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column)
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To: CondorFlight

Now why, did the informants not mention that?


16 posted on 01/03/2018 6:54:14 AM PST by Bogie
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To: Incorrigible

Am I missing something? Is there anything new here that we didn’t already know?


17 posted on 01/03/2018 6:54:15 AM PST by LibFreeUSA
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To: Incorrigible

Barbra Streisand.

18 posted on 01/03/2018 6:54:41 AM PST by BlessedBeGod (To restore all things in Christ~~Appeasing evil is cowardice~~Francis is temporary. Hell is forever.)
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To: WayneS

It’s not treason to get info from another country. Period. Someone from Haiti gives you documents showing Hillary is a crook. Nothing wrong with it. In terms of any wrongdoing, I don’t believe the Don Jr meeting had any indication the Russians committed a crime.


19 posted on 01/03/2018 6:54:41 AM PST by Williams (Stop tolerating the intolerant.)
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To: Incorrigible

Does the article ever say who wrote the new book?


20 posted on 01/03/2018 6:57:13 AM PST by MortMan (Irony is the opposite of wrinkly.)
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