"Legal Action Is Imminent" : Trump Slaps Bannon With Cease-And-Desist

President Trump's lawyers slapped former White House Chief Strategist Stephen Bannon with a cease and desist letter Wednesday night demanding he refrain from further disparaging the President and his family, reports ABC News.

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In a statement issued today, Trump attorney Charles Harder issued a statement that "legal notice was issued today to Stephen K. Bannon," adding "his actions of communicating with author Michael Wolff regarding an upcoming book give rise to numerous legal claims including defamation by libel and slander, and breach of his written confidentiality and non-disparagement agreement with our clients. Legal action is imminent."

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As ABC reports, in the letter to Bannon, Harder, writes,

"You [Bannon] have breached the Agreement by, among other things, communicating with author Michael Wolff about Mr. Trump, his family members, and the Company, disclosing Confidential Information to Mr. Wolff, and making disparaging statements and in some cases outright defamatory statements to Mr. Wolff about Mr. Trump, his family members, and the Company, knowing that they would be included in Mr. Wolffs book and publicity surrounding the marketing and sale of his book."

Trump's legal team is threatening monetary damages, injunctive relief, and "all other remedies available at law and equity," although no monetary figure is given. 

The letter goes on to cite Paragraph 8 of a non-disclosure agreement Trump required all of his staff to sign to refrain from any disparaging comments against the Trump family, campaign, or organization; "Consent to Injunction. A breach of any of your promises or agreements under this agreement will cause the Company, Mr. Trump and each other Trump Person irreparable harm. Accordingly, to the extent permitted by law, and without waiving any other rights or remedies against you at law or in equity, you hereby consent to the entry of any order, without prior notice to you, temporarily or permanently enjoining you from violating any of the terms, covenants, agreements or provisions of this agreement on your part to be performed or observed. Such consent is intended to apply to an injunction of any breach or threatened breach."

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Under the "Damages and Other Remedies" section of the agreement Trump's attorneys cite a section which reads "Notwithstanding anything to the contrary, each Trump Person will be entitled to all remedies available at law and equity, including but not limited to monetary damages, in the event of your breach of this agreement. Nothing contained in this agreement will constitute a waiver of any Trump Persons remedies at law or in equity, all of which are expressly reserved."

Never-Trump neocon Bill Kristol suggested the cease and desist letter is an intimidation tactic to dissuade others from "telling the truth about what happened during the campaign." 

Former Breitbart tech editor Milo Yiannopoulos said in an Instagram post "Sad to see Trump and Bannon at each others' throats today. I expect the interviews Michael Wolff did happened a long time ago and are tumbling out in to the press unexpectedly. (It's worth noting that Wolff has a very long history of being called out by his sources for fabricating quotes, including this book already.)," adding "The statement from the President has left Steve will little choice though. Expect to see Breitbart bigging up Pence in the months to come."

Excerpts from Wolffs book were published Wednesday in New York Magazine, in which Bannon described a July 2016 meeting at Trump Tower that included Donald Trump Jr. and a Russian lawyer as treasonous and unpatriotic. Bannon also said he believed there was zero chance that the president was not aware of the meeting, which contradicts previous White House statements.

Theyre going to crack Don Jr. like an egg on national TV, Bannon reportedly said.

As we reported yesterday, Following Steve Bannon's earlier remarks from a forthcoming book about "treasonous" meetings at Trump Tower, President Trump lashed out and denounced his former top strategist, saying that he lost his mind after leaving the White House last summer.

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"When he was fired, he not only lost his job, he lost his mind," Trump blasted Bannon in a White House statement. "Now that he is on his own, Steve is learning that winning isnt as easy as I make it look."

Perhaps Steve will also learn what it's like to be considerably less wealthy if Trump follows through on his new legal threats. 

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NumberNone Ramesees Jan 4, 2018 7:51 AM Permalink

Read some excerpts last night and I'm not sure that's the interpretation I took from it  The basis of what I read said that Trump really viewed the whole deal as a publicity stunt with no chance to win...in the end so what?

GDP is 4%+, industry humming, government virtually halted from new regulations, illegal immigration down, Dems and the left destroying themselves with their own hypocrisy...etc.  

You have to ask, how shitty a candidate was Hillary if she couldn't beat a guy that really didn't want to win?  How wrong was she in her policies?  How wrong is the Left in their stance today?  

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SafelyGraze Oldwood Jan 4, 2018 8:33 AM Permalink

the problem is that bad people like bannon are able to say things that cause harm to reputations of good people like kushner.

once the damage is done, the only recourse is to punish, via the legal system.

even an injunction or a cease-and-desist letter can be disobeyed.

what is needed is, is a way to prevent the damage from being done.

by installing a small device -- barely even noticeable -- one can monitor the speech center of the brain and disable motor function in the tongue so that the offending speech is prevented.

this technology will make everyone safer.

hugs,
the society for a safer world

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bluez ne-tiger Jan 4, 2018 10:02 AM Permalink

If you violate the Clinton NDA you get suicided. Two shots to the back of the head.

These non-disclosure agreements are a violation of the first amendment, and worse; they are a form of slavery. You are basically selling an aspect of your freedom to another party. That is nothing but slavery in installments.

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FrankDrakman bluez Jan 4, 2018 11:33 AM Permalink

NDA's are a contract. You want to work with someone, share an idea with them, etc., but you don't want them blabbing to the world afterwards. The essential rules of contract are met - each party gets a benefit. Bannon got to ally himself with Trump briefly, although I note that Trump pushed him out when the going got tough. I'd never heard of Bannon before, so he definitely got a benefit in terms of higher profile, etc. I'm sure he's getting paid for this book. 

So, it's not a violation of 1st amendment, any more than lawyer-client privilege is. My GF is a family lawyer, and the stories she could tell would curl your hair, but she is enjoined from doing so. Would you like a world without doctor-patient or lawyer-client privilege?

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bluez FrankDrakman Jan 5, 2018 2:32 PM Permalink

NDAs are used by wealthy "plantation owners". You are never going to get your bank to sign one. Even if you did, could you afford a major law firm to enforce it? Professionals like doctors "share" "confidential" information about peasant patients all the time. Only the big slave owners can enforce NDAs.

Why can't a woman sell her body to a pimp? That would be a perfectly valid contract.

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IronSights on'um Oldwood Jan 4, 2018 12:02 PM Permalink

This was planned out ahead of time. Its just a way that Trump and Bannon are owning the media air time. It's a way of distracting from the recent executive orders: "Blocking property of persons involved in serious human rights abuse or corruption - Dec 21." and "Proclaims january as national slavery and human trafficking prevention month" Dec 29.

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sheikurbootie Giant Meteor Jan 4, 2018 8:33 AM Permalink

I guarantee this was a set up for 3D chess. 

Could it be that Bannon gave misleading info to Wolfe?  Always look for the motive.  Dems keep thinking "gottcha" and then realize it was an illusion.   My guess is a setup for the 2018 elections or near term gov't shutdown for killing DACA/The Wall. 

Remember, Dems are retarded and they don't see the obvious trap.  Trump plays the MSM like a fiddle.  They're no match for Trump's superior intelligence. 

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Giant Meteor sheikurbootie Jan 4, 2018 8:58 AM Permalink

There is only one motive, at least by the folks that count (the debt money.) The motive is to keep this broken down bitch limping along long enough, to extract as much mileage out of the rickshaw, formerly known as the global economy, until such time as ..

A: a black swan miracle

B: a global conflageration of epic scale

C: a controlled demolition

D: But I repeat myself ..

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fleur de lis Giant Meteor Jan 4, 2018 9:58 AM Permalink

While the whole thing is baffling to most people, the MSM know-it-alls have pounced on it.

MSM yappers are acting like rats in a crack-laced garbage bin.

They are absolutely high as a kite on this information.

They are all stoned on the chaos and discussing it like they really know what they're talking about.

Putin, Kim, Iran, ISIS, Mueller, all of them -- waiting outside while the MSM is partying like it's 1999.

This is the weirdest news cycle in a long time.

None of this makes any sense.

 

 

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BobEore curbjob Jan 4, 2018 7:54 AM Permalink

Stevie is an ol hand at this kind of infighting - you don't graduate from "finance" GOLDMANite to "political" GOLDMANite without having a phd in 'dirty tricks,' 'shitty deals' and 'how to steal' - from widows, orphans... and most lucratively... from gubbernents of all kinds!

So when 'made man' Bannon stole into the WH... apropo of the pre-election deal with HQ in the s e Med which would see a Lubavitcher sitting to one side of the puppet POTUS WITH THE MOST FRIENDS IN UNDERAGE CHILD SEX SCANDALS EVER... AND

a GOLDMANite alumni to the other side of him... it should have been no surprise to see the end of the escapade. "BANNONS WAR"... as the ever-duplicitous alt-O-medias choose to call it... OR ... "the WAR ON YOU"... as seasoned veterans of the truth in media guerrilla war were quick to nail it as... would be but a small sideshow in the campaign to gradually move the yardsticks on a sleepy and complacent population ...

so that a guy elected pon a platform of 'no more wars, no more foreign favorites, 'america first,' etc; could slowly drift - on cue - to moar [covert]wars than ever befores... in more places - with the same faces, gamin ridiculous storylines bout 11D chess, peace in the muddled east, while the behind scenes action was all about getting ready for a new season of exploding Saudi/Iranian satrapies to take the place of a successful psyop in Syria/Iraq... by which the emerging uberpowerful energy cartel run by the russo-talmudic mafiya what owns BOTH STEVIE & dONNie

can complete their plans for total energy dominance, the ruination of Europe and the rest of the west.. most particularly that rapidly rancinatin former mighty REPUBLIC... without anyone knowing the difference!

Now back... to your fake news faux realities!

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EddieLomax max2205 Jan 4, 2018 1:05 PM Permalink

The man looks seriously ill.

Reminds me of Mathew Simmon's just before he died, I think there is a lack of blood flowing to the brain.

I don't care if its even true, but to publish "they're going to crack him live on tv" about someone's son with some sort of sick glee shows the guys a few screws short of a picnic.  Is it for money?  Some sort of grudge?

Neither makes any sense, just like Mathew Simmon's making all those bullshit conspiracy stories about the pollution from the gulf oil rig fire.  He was filthy rich already but for some reason was burning his reputation just to earn a few more shekels.  Then he died of a heart attack in his bathtub, with hindsight he was not a well man in his last few months, I think the same will be said of Bannon.

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Scar Bro BobEore Jan 4, 2018 8:35 AM Permalink

Thats a baseball bat of truth to the face!

The jury's still out on Putin tho is it not? Or am I deluding myself? 15d Putin chess vs 11d Trump chess?  i can see all sorts of connections i dont want to see but then i see a post like yours and i get sweaty palms. Is Iran really all alone against the chabad talmudists? Perhaps faux reality helps me sleep at night.

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Giant Meteor Scar Bro Jan 4, 2018 8:49 AM Permalink

New world, dis-ordered ..

I am issuing my own cease and desist, right now ! Stop it!

(see how easy that is !?)

Heh check out the pie chart indicating how much of the pie is eaten up with defense spending. Truth is even that is misleading. Who knows really, how deep, the deep state rabbit hole goes. The money changers, all the action is in the money changin ..

The rest is merely access hollywood .. for we, the plebians ..

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BobEore Scar Bro Jan 4, 2018 8:55 AM Permalink

Oops.

Far be it from me to intrude pon a poor guys last refuge ... the 8 hr sleep cycle when dreams can come tru.

Butt...

As per my earlier comment here: 

which I shall repeat in full since the comments no longer have a way of being cut n paste by comment # -

The cornerstone and founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran, from which the present leaders draw their legitimacy to govern, was Khomeini and the structure which he put in place. However, there is compelling evidence that Ruhollah Khomeini was never an Iranian in the first place and had no right to inflict his policies on the Iranian people. Nor was his elevation to the title of ayatollah anything more than a political, face-saving expediency to prevent his being hanged for treason in 1964.

 Considerable effort was made in 1979 to eradicate evidence of any record of either Khomeinis non-Iranian origins and the source of his use of the title of ayatollah, and one of the first actions which Khomeini took,within hours of his return to Iran after the Shah left, was to execute two prominent men who were living proof of his origin and also of his false ayatollah status.

https://storify.com/SuaveBel/gold-for-oil-oil-for-blood-chapter-ten

the bad news is jus gonna get worse from here on in... for sock puppet tards of the new world ordure... and the assorted rif raff what falls all over themselves here prayin for 'death to amerika!'

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BobEore Infinite QE Jan 4, 2018 10:50 AM Permalink

Never gonna happen big guy! I'm on the edge of my seat with every post, waitin for the axe to fall, jus like way back when...

when i reamed them so hard on the china perma-bear meme de jour that I went the way of GUMBY in the famous episode where he goes through the whole baking line... including the dicing machine. Thankfully, its due to the daily intercessions of good buddies here like Billy, Nosey, and my chums on the metal threads(big hat tip to 'Jefe minimo'!!! that the guillotine gets stayed. Bobs the guy... they luvs to hate.... BIGLY.. for givin em 'tuff luv!'

Thats the bad news...

good news... almost ready to roll the new project out. I might have seemed rather facetious in responding to your remark of last week... but twas only partly so...  stay tuned on the old platform for links to lukkaland..; aka -

Geopolitics Behind the Mask

Understanding kabbalism's influence on modern medias -
and the geopolitical consequences

uninhibited straight talk... and the nettle tea on me!

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Scar Bro BobEore Jan 4, 2018 11:26 AM Permalink

While I appreciate your posts a great deal, I believe there is a danger in allowing yourself to "over believe" in the talmudist infiltration. I will review the evidence though before I entertain the possibility (something that has never occurred to me before) of Iranians being as the Saudis, or Attaturk part of the conspiracy (and you could extend that perhaps to old Moe who 1300 years ago wore a ring predicting domination of the talmudists by a certain year in the future)... though there is the trouble with that a)for Iran to go full islamic made much sense at the time - if the U.S went FULL (non zio) xtian it would have the same effect of acting as a buffer to outside forces of change

b)the actions of Iran since that point have caused nothing but trouble to the Talmudists. See the oil pipeline + Hezbollah

c) if everyone is part of the infiltration... well then why are we still at the balltickling stage? The right to bear arms aint shit against the military. Let's get this NWO intercourse with our freedoms started already!

Iran.... I don't buy it. Their actions seem eminently sensible. As do Putin's (though there are some very real and troubling connections that could be attributed to 23-d chessplay???? Delusions are all some of us have left)

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BobEore Scar Bro Jan 4, 2018 7:14 PM Permalink

Allow me to say...

your full bore skepticism... of MY precis... along with everybody else's...

is music to my ears! I ask no more than that readers ENTERTAIN the ideas as presented... PRIOR TO ... doing their own diligence... diggin... and whatever else needs go into assembling an appreciation of ALL the facts on hand! To which end...

I... am on hand - to encourage entertainment of SOME facts which seem all to frequently to get left out o the mix!

Such as... the intriguing documentation by scholars such as Mary Boyce... of how the roots of 'judaism' as we understand the term... are to be found in the very IRANIAN zorastrianism which was replaced by the very 'JUDAIC' offshoot "islam" in that motherland of monotheistic religions!

Full circle what what?

These are issues which I look forward to discussing in some depth on the new platform[s] I have set up to do just that - I hope you will consider attending, as constructive critique is a writers best friend!

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