Sanders Implies That Bannon Effectively Wrote Wolff Book And Other Highlights From Fiery Press Briefing

Not surprisingly, Bannon's alleged comments in a book set to be published next week, in which he, among other things, accuses Don Jr. of "treason", took center stage at today's White House Press Briefing.

While Sarah Sanders answered most questions on the topic by referring reporters to Trump's statement released earlier today, she did take the time to answer the following question on whether a feud with Bannon could impair his base of support.

Interestingly, when asked who granted Wolff access to the White House to gather intel for his book, Sanders said that 95% of the interactions he had were "done so at the request of Mr. Bannon."  Of course, this begs the question of whether Bannon intentionally helped Wolff draft the salacious book as an insurance policy ahead of his imminent dismissal.

"So far from what I can tell, of the...dozen interactions that he had with officials at the WH, I think 95% were all done so at the request of Mr. Bannon."

And, of course, the obligatory question on Trump "mental fitness" for office given his tweets on the relative size of his "nuclear buttons" compared to North Korea...

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For those who missed it, below is the full briefing with Sanders:

Sarah Huckabee Sanders faces a crowd of White House reporters who smell blood following the release of excerpts from Michael Wolff's book.

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Baron von Bud Wed, 01/03/2018 - 14:52 Permalink

Trump has his hands full with criminals, pedophiles, and a hostile press. Bannon should shut his pie-hole until the investigations going both ways are finished. The country is more important than his book sales.

847328_3527 JRobby Wed, 01/03/2018 - 15:02 Permalink

Distraction from DACA?


'It's Illegal': Man Whose Son Was Killed by Illegal Immigrant Fights CA Sanctuary Law


The father of a man killed by an illegal immigrant is "furious" about California's sanctuary state status and he's putting up a fight. Don Rosenberg's son, Drew Rosenberg, was on his motorcycle in San Francisco in 2010 when a man who was in the U.S. illegally struck and killed him, running over his body several times in an apparent attempt to flee the scene. Roberto Galo, a Honduran national, was convicted of misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter, sentenced to six months in jail and ultimately deported in 2013. Rosenberg said he's "furious" about California's sanctuary policy, and he hopes President Donald Trump's Justice Department will go after state and local officials who refuse to cooperate ...…

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Utopia Planitia 847328_3527 Wed, 01/03/2018 - 15:24 Permalink

Regrettably that kind of incident has been going on a looooong time.  In 1980 a friend and his wife purchased a road bike.  Husband was very experienced but had previously ridden only by himself.  On their very first ride they got 2 blocks from their home in WA state (rural Eastern WA).  An illegal who had no idea how to drive plowed into them while driving a pickup he had just stolen.  After killing the wife and maiming the husband badly he backed over them and drove away.  Accidents (incidents?) like that were very common in the late 70's and early 80's in the communist sanctuary of WA state (thanks to you know who).

So this has gone on for a very long time.  It is shocking (though not surprising) that demonrats just cover their eyes and say nothing about it.  The folks above, incidentally, were die-hard demonrats.  Not after that incident, however.

Maybe that demonstrates the technique necessary to bring light to all those minds residing in the sewage pit...

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Scanderbeg 847328_3527 Wed, 01/03/2018 - 15:50 Permalink

I met him about 5 years ago. He is a good man and has never given up in seeking justice for his son.

We've all paid the Trump tax and some like this man have suffered enormously fighting this battle far before the campaign ever started.

If Trump cucks on DACA it would be a massive betrayal and nobody should support him anymore. Millitary action against Iran would be a deal breaker as well.

My patience has limits but I'm still hoping for the best. We'll see what happens.

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MozartIII Baron von Bud Wed, 01/03/2018 - 16:38 Permalink

Sanders needs to get her ass in the kitchen, make some chicken and shut the fuck up. What woman in todays man controlled world does such shit? Since when do women have any rights to speak their minds without a beat down???














































Complete Sarcasm in the comments above! We have so many leftists on the site now that the above verbiage should trigger them! The muslums will agree with me. Comments should be great!!


How much did she get paid for this? It will come out in 10yrs. or so.

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BritBob Wed, 01/03/2018 - 14:52 Permalink

Bannon, speaking to author Michael Wolff, warned that the investigation into alleged collusion with the Kremlin will focus on money laundering and predicted: “They’re going to crack Don Junior like an egg on national TV.”

any_mouse Wed, 01/03/2018 - 15:00 Permalink

Where's the ZH article about the Wolff book?

No use to this article without the origin to give context.

Is it standard behavior now to call a woman a "tranny" as an insult?

Boxed Merlot any_mouse Wed, 01/03/2018 - 15:24 Permalink

...No use to this article without the origin to give context....

Tyler(s) trying to contextualize it. Did you miss the Jim Risen story?…

History is filled with love / hate / love /...stories since records began to be kept. I still laugh at the David, King Saul, Goliath / Philistine relationships that played out for decades and think Matrix indeed.


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swmnguy ThePhantom Wed, 01/03/2018 - 15:50 Permalink

Trump proves himself to be a miserable judge of character. Worse, he's so insecure, if someone advises him against a bad move, he has to do it, out of spite and to prove himself cleverer-than-thou.

There's no point hiring smart people if you refuse to listen to them because your personal insecurities require you to be the smartest person in your world.

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wmbz Wed, 01/03/2018 - 15:11 Permalink

These so called "journalists" are all wee-weed up!

They are some dumb ass chumps. They are dying to see Trump knocked out, killed off, whatever.

Hey suckers... not going to happen.

besnook Wed, 01/03/2018 - 15:20 Permalink

bannon hasn't lost his mind. he never had one. he is just another wacko evengelical wingnut of the 4th turning theory who think they will witness the second coming of christ this turning if only they can make enough war in the mideast with the goal of getting israel directly involved since their participation is a prerequisite.

breitbart is nuts.

wisehiney Wed, 01/03/2018 - 15:55 Permalink

Why Bannon’s treason comments won’t destroy Trump

  • Steve Bannon's is quoted in a new book claiming that President Trump must have met personally with the Russians who previously met with Donald Trump, Jr.
  • President Trump has responded with a statement saying Bannon has "lost his mind."
  • Like every other Trump-related explosive story of the past two years, this will eventually be replaced by another outrage story.

Jake Novak@jakejakeny

Published 25 Mins Ago

Okay, we all get how this kind of feud makes sense. Once Bannon was let go from his job at the White House, the chances were always high that he would turn against the members of the Trump family who always opposed him and eventually the president himself.

Even a mild mannered person without the kind of coarse personal history Bannon owns is likely to lash out after essentially getting fired. But this is a public firing on steroids involving an outspoken media figure who basically wants to be known as a political revolutionary. We're talking about the man who says he wants to "smash the state" after all.

Making things worse from Bannon's perspective is the fact that the Trump administration is enjoying what seems to be its highest relative level of success since his departure. President Trump's poll numbers are up. The tax reform bill was passed, (with the help of the establishment Republicans in Congress Bannon detests so much). The economy looks very strong and the stock market keeps making new highs.

But there's a bigger issue here. Are Bannon's quotes really harmful as special counsel Robert Mueller's probe continues? Could his comments about treason and insinuating that President Trump himself was in on the meetings with Russian's trying to hurt candidate Clinton lead to impeachment?

Or could Bannon's claims that China is like Nazi Germany in 1930 cause real lasting damage to the administration?

Not really.

First, let's look at the Russia probe. As well as Bannon may know President Trump and how he acted during the campaign, his guess about who met whom and did what with Colonel Mustard in the library with the candlestick is still just a guess. Now, if Bannon suddenly appears before the Mueller grand jury, then this is a big story. Otherwise, it's just mudslinging.

By contrast, those still in the Trump camp and/or allied with him are responding differently. Investor Tom Barrack, who served as the chairman of President Trump's inaugural committee, is strongly denying the quotes attributed to him the Wolf book that have him calling President Trump "crazy" and "stupid."

Bannon has also long been painted as an especially dangerous and evil bogeyman by the Democrats and the left. They've regularly accused him of being a white supremacist just for starters. But in the "politics makes strange bedfellows" column, get ready for a large number of Bannon's most vocal critics on the left rushing to defend his comments and treat them like the Gospel.

Second, let's look at the damning statements about China and others.

For any other president, maybe they would create a serious problem. But in essence this is simply the very public break up between two firebrands who briefly tried to work together in politics. It's another internal drama in a series of dramas emanating from this White House on what seems like a daily basis.

That's the key point. Haven't we all noticed that every "scandal" or explosive story connected to this president eventually flames out and is replaced by another?

Just minutes before this Bannon story, the D.C. punditry was beside itself parsing and responding excitedly to President Trump's "bigger button" North Korea tweets.

It's always something.

Unless Bannon somehow turns around his clumsy beginning as a midterm election kingmaker, his most likely future role is as yet another Trump critic who gets airtime once in a while.

Bannon's quotes and the president's response to them are today's outrage.

It's not that these outrages don't leave permanent wounds. President Trump's approval rating is at 39 percent now, and that's a six month high. And he will be uniquely hated by his opponents in a way no other president has been since Nixon.

But that doesn't seem to slow him down. So, stay tuned for the next outrage to hit the screen. And the next...

Dilluminati Wed, 01/03/2018 - 15:57 Permalink

Bannon sort of reminds me of Comey, today the Democrats are citing him but last week they were hating him, at the end of the day: I think Comey and Bannon will stand alone.

Ink Pusher Wed, 01/03/2018 - 16:13 Permalink

This is nothing more than a preemptive diversionary drivel dump designed to further dull the senses of the already intensely dense, that are lining up like gaggles of honking drooling zombies in anticipation of Bannon's allegedly epic novel release. 

wolf pup Wed, 01/03/2018 - 16:14 Permalink

Sarah Sanders has the patience of Job. 

The WH Press infants are severely damaged goods. Truly, a shocking display of ineptitude.

They leak rabid drool, dropping in big, foamy globs from their ‘still to this moment stunned at losing’ faces, and are clearly and utterly unaware of their predicament.

Reactionary automatons seeking their confused revenge, and a sorry sight to see.

Pathetic, incapable and untalented screed monkeys who’d rather summon their own, scripted dissertations as virtue signaling twerps, rather than inquire of the factual news of the day; of matters of import to the nation, as is their prescription. What a joke that has become.

Mugging for cameras; posing; acting. Skills most likely to get you a seat inside that room. 

And a massive, en masse cognitive dissonance shrieks from every pore of their beings. Yet they sit in complete oblivion to that fact. 

Denial this thick is a bitch to overcome  

Its cringeworthy; viewing their incapacitated and unable state of mind, as a whole. 

Lemming-like and useless. 

Simple curiosity? None. 

Any authenticity - at all? Nope.

Just their glaringly obvious, gruelling  role as Inquisitors On Behalf Of Their Queen.. who has abdicated and left them floundering; off with her jewels and gold. She has absconded.   


Transparent.. when they don’t want to be: the WH Press circa 2018.