Bannon Apologizes for Role in Book Critical of White House

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In the book, Bannon voiced astonishment over the meeting that Trump Jr, the president's son-in-law Jared Kushner, and Manafort attended at Trump Tower in NY with a Russian lawyer, who was said to be offering damaging information about former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the Democratic presidential candidate. The president said "actually, throughout my life, my two greatest assets have been mental stability and being, like, really smart".

"These are from people who just have not accepted the fact that President Trump is the United States president and I'm sorry for them in that", Pompeo told "Fox News Sunday".

"This is not what a very stable genius would do in this situation", he quipped, adding, "But I don't think any of us are surprised by that".

President Donald Trump's former chief strategist released a statement Sunday reaffirming his support for the commander in chief and praising Trump's eldest son as "both a patriot and a good man". I ran for president one time and won and then I hear this guy who doesn't know me at all'. "Didn't exist, it's in his imagination". "Whether he realized it was an interview or not, I don't know, but it certainly was not off the record", said Wolff.

But in a Friday interview with NBC's "Today" show, Wolff insisted that he absolutely spoke to the president.

Bannon, ousted from the White House in August, was quoted in " Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House", by journalist Michael Wolff, as saying a June 2016 meeting with a group of Russians attended by Donald Trump Jr. and his father's top campaign officials was "treasonous" and "unpatriotic".

Cotton described Trump as "active, engaged and effective", while touting what he views as the president's successful policies on immigration, healthcare, defense, and the economy.

CNN has not independently confirmed all of Wolff's assertions. He gives Trump his regular intelligence briefings.

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In early December, the House voted overwhelmingly to kill a resolution from a liberal Democrat to impeach Trump. "He should have known they are duplicitous, cunning and not our friends", Bannon said.

Nikki Haley, the USA ambassador to the United Nations, said that she is at the White House once a week, and "no one questions the stability of the president".

Lee's public comments are highly unusual given protocols from medical professional organizations - including the 37,000-member American Psychiatric Association - banning psychiatrists from diagnosing patients without a formal examination.

Wolff acknowledges in the book's introduction that certain parts of the book reflect "a version of events I believe to be true" but that are sometimes based on conflicting accounts.

"Michael Wolff is a total loser who made up stories in order to sell this really boring and untruthful book", Trump wrote.

President Trump promptly broke with Bannon after the comments were published in previews of the book's release, claiming that when Bannon left the White House lost his mental stability, and began referring to him as "sloppy Steve". Now Sloppy Steve has been dumped like a dog by nearly everyone.

Speaking with BBC radio, the author said that his work has had "a very clear emperor-has-no-clothes effect".

"The story that I have told seems to present this presidency in such a way that it says he can't do his job", Wolff said in the interview.

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