10 explosive revelations from new Trump book

BBC News | 1/3/2018 | Staff
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Donald Trump was "befuddled" by his election win, did not enjoy his inauguration and was scared of the White House, according to a new book.

Journalist Michael Wolff's Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House also purports to lift the lid on Ivanka Trump's secret presidential ambitions.

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The book details Mr Trump's regard for media titan Rupert Murdoch, though the admiration was apparently not mutual.

Michael Wolff's book was reportedly based on more than 200 interviews.

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But White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said the book was filled with "false and misleading accounts".

The author says he was able to take up "something like a semi-permanent seat on a couch in the West Wing" following the president's inauguration for a close-up insight into the administration.

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Here are 10 of the book's revelations:

1. Bannon thought Don Jr meeting 'treasonous'

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According to the book, former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon thought a meeting between Donald Trump Jr and a group of Russians was "treasonous".

The Russians had offered Donald Trump Jr damaging information on Hillary Clinton at the June 2016 meeting.

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Wolff writes that Bannon told him of the meeting:

"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 s***, and I happen to think it's all of that, you should have called the FBI immediately."

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Bannon reportedly said the Justice Department investigation into links between the Trump campaign and Moscow would focus on money laundering, adding: "They're going to crack Don Junior like an egg on national TV."

Russia-Trump: Who's who?

Article - NYMag - Book - Wolff - Amazement

In an article for NYMag adapted from his book, Wolff describes the amazement - and dismay - in...
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