Bannon: ‘I don't deny anything’ in ‘Fire and Fury’ book
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Former White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon said in an interview published Wednesday that he does not deny any of the information contained in New York media writer Michael Wolff's tell-all book about the Trump White House.

"The book has been authorized then I don't deny anything from what is inside," Bannon told the right-leaning French news outlet Valeurs Actuelles. A translation of the interview was published by BuzzFeed News

"The book is what it is. The reader can judge what he reads," he said, according to BuzzFeed.


The book, "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House," casts President TrumpDonald John TrumpThorny part of obstruction of justice is proving intent, that's a job for Congress Obama condemns attacks in Sri Lanka as 'an attack on humanity' Schiff rips Conway's 'display of alternative facts' on Russian election interference MORE's White House as chaotic and quotes Bannon speaking critically of Trump and his family.

Among Bannon's claims in the book is that a controversial 2016 meeting between Donald Trump Jr.Donald (Don) John TrumpNadler: I don't understand why Mueller didn't charge Donald Trump Jr., others in Trump Tower meeting Impeachment? Not so fast without missing element of criminal intent House Dem calls on lawmakers to 'insulate' election process following Mueller report MORE and a Russian lawyer was "treasonous" and that Trump himself was likely told about the meeting — a claim that the White House denies.

Bannon told Valeurs Actuelles, however, that his "treasonous" comment was made in reference to former Trump campaign chairman Paul ManafortPaul John ManafortNadler: I don't understand why Mueller didn't charge Donald Trump Jr., others in Trump Tower meeting Trump Tower meeting: A shining example of what not to investigate Ex-Obama White House counsel's trial set for August MORE — not Trump Jr. 

Bannon, who left the White House in August, previously claimed in January that his comments in Wolff's book were "inaccurate."

"I regret that my delay in responding to the inaccurate reporting regarding Don, Jr., has diverted attention from the president's historical accomplishments in the first year of his presidency," he said in a statement.

Bannon's quotes in "Fire and Fury" sparked outrage from the White House and from Trump, and led to his ouster as the executive chair of Breitbart News.