Trump's former chief strategist Bannon turns to Quinn Emanuel amid Russian Federation probe

Lester Mason
January 13, 2018

Former White House chief adviser Steve Bannon has lawyered up as he prepares to answer questions from officials investigating allegations of collusion between President Trump's campaign and Russian Federation.

The session will reportedly focus on Bannon's involvement during the campaign period.

The poll was conducted in the wake of continued fallout between the former chief strategist and the president following the release of excerpts from a controversial book on the Trump administration.

Yesterday, the White House rejected an apology from Bannon, blasting his comments in an explosive new book about the Trump White House as "repugnant" and "grotesque".

To the editor: The only forces that can control President Donald Trump are the Cabinet and the Republicans in Congress.

46-percent of Republicans said they had an unfavorable view of the former executive chairman of Breitbart News.

Last Sunday Mr Bannon insisted that his "treason" comments - quoted in an inside account of the Trump White House, Michael Wolff's Fire and Fury - were not directed at Mr Trump's son but at another former aide, Paul Manafort, who was also present at the meeting in Trump Tower.

Mr Bannon has tried to make amends.

Although Bannon was sacked from his White House position by Trump in August, he had been a close Trump associate since he joined the Trump campaign and helped the political novice defeat Democrat Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election.

Burck also is representing former Chief of Staff Reince Priebus and White House Counsel Don McGahn as part of the Trump-Russia probe.

The three-page letter goes on to say that Trump's legal team have failed to identify "a single statement in the book that is factually false or defamatory".

The special counsel's team of investigators has expressed interest in speaking with Trump, but no details have been worked out.

In a separate tweet Wednesday morning, Trump accused Democratic Sen. The Daily Beast first reported on Thursday that he had agreed to the interview.

Bannon had previously insisted that he did not need a lawyer because he had not been drawn into the multiple investigations into whether Trump's team coordinated with Russian Federation during the 2016 campaign.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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