Bannon apologizes for comments about Trump family in bombshell book

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Steve Bannon, President Donald Trump's former chief strategist, pictured here on October 23, will meet with the House Intelligence Committee.

Trump himself said Wednesday that it "seems unlikely" that he'd give an interview in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into potential coordination between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign. Now, he's been disowned and nicknamed "Sloppy Steve" by the President he worked to elect, and pressured out of the media firm that helped him gain the President's confidence in the first place. For months, Trump allowed Bannon to conduct open war from inside the White House against established party leaders, incumbent lawmakers and other heavyweights Bannon believed were undermining Trump's populist revolution.

"Our current libel laws are a sham and a disgrace and do not represent American values or American fairness", the president told reporters at the White House, as he met with his Cabinet for the first time in 2018.

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Bannon emerged from relative obscurity when Trump picked him as campaign chief in August 2016, just three months out from the presidential election that he was then widely expected to loose against Democrat Hillary Clinton.

Mr. Bannon had already been on the outs with his former Prince for taking all the credit for the latter's improbable and regrettable election victory.

"Fire and Fury" contains serious accusations by Bannon against Donald Trump Jr, son of the US President, and Jared Kushner, his son-in-law, in which he considers of treason and an antipatriotic act the encounter that presumably both organized with Russian officials in 2016.

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The catalyst for this weird bombshell is a recently released insider book on Mr. Trump and his administration by free-lance writer Michael Wolff. But the Mercer family, the megadonors behind Trump who had also backed Bannon financially, has distanced itself from Bannon, and he had to step down from his post as executive chairman of Breitbart News Network. But Mr. Bannon has an ego only second in size to that of his former boss'.

Days after a blistering book took shots at his administration, Trump renewed his call for a federal libel law to punish writers and broadcasters behind fake news and lies.

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