The bloated and decaying form of radical right-wing extremist Stephen K. Bannon, former Chief Strategist to President Trump and current chairman of fascist hate-rag Breitbart, has emerged from the swampy depths once again – and this time, he comes bearing gifts.
In an interview with journalist Michael Wolff, who is preparing the ultimate behind-the-scenes look at the Trump administration in his book Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, Bannon revealed that he believes that Special Counsel Robert Mueller is going to hammer the President’s son, Donald Trump Jr.
“They’re going to crack Don Junior like an egg on national TV,” said Bannon, according to the Guardian. Bannon went on to describe the wee Trump’s meeting with Kremlin-linked lawyer as “treasonous:”
“The three senior guys in the campaign thought it was a good idea to meet with a foreign government inside Trump Tower in the conference room on the 25th floor – with no lawyers. They didn’t have any lawyers.
“Even if you thought that this was not treasonous, or unpatriotic, or bad shit, and I happen to think it’s all of that, you should have called the FBI immediately.”
In late 2016, Donald Trump Jr. met with Russian lawyer Nataliya Veselnitskaya in Trump Tower alongside campaign manager Paul Manafort and Jared Kushner in order to ostensibly discuss the US-Russian adoption program. Emails later revealed that Trump Jr. was offered “dirt” on Hillary Clinton and he eagerly jumped at the chance to possibly engage in collusion with a foreign power.
While it is absurd to see Steve Bannon suddenly stick up for the FBI since his website has been incessantly trying to discredit and smear the Justice Department as being part of a nebulous “deep state” conspiracy against Trump, it is remarkable to hear such a candid assessment of the younger Trump’s future from such a prominent member of the Trump cabal.
It is a truly monumental task for one to try and isolate which member of the Trump family is the most loathsome, but Donald Trump Jr. is certainly high on that list.
It is rare to see someone embrace their father’s racism, sexism, bigotry, ignorance, and greed with such gleeful exuberance as Don Jr. has – and it will be a happy day indeed when justice finally comes for him.