Also, not to be overlooked amid the turmoil, Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort sued special counsel Robert Mueller, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and the Department of Justice in U.S. federal court alleging that the investigation has strayed beyond the scope of the original probe Mueller was authorized to pursue.
Need to get up to speed? Here is a summary of Wednesday’s whirlwind news cycle:
10 wild claims about Trump’s White House from the upcoming book ‘Fire and Fury’
Trump did not want to win the election. First lady Melania Trump wept with sorrow on election night. Former Trump campaign advisor Sam Nunberg tried to explain the Constitution to the candidate, but only made it to the Fourth Amendment before Trump got bored.
‘Idiot’ and ‘dope’: Book claims Trump’s own advisors mocked him
Top White House officials derided Trump for his intelligence, according to claims in an upcoming book, “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,” seen by NBC News.
Trump attacks Steve Bannon: ‘He not only lost his job, he lost his mind’
Trump savaged former campaign CEO and White House chief strategist Bannon on Wednesday, contending that “he not only lost his job” but also “lost his mind” when he left the White House.
Read Trump’s full statement on Bannon
Here is Trump’s full statement regarding Bannon.
White House denies Donald Trump Jr. committed treason
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Wednesday called Bannon’s claim that Donald Trump Jr.’s meeting with Russians in June 2016 was “treasonous” a “ridiculous assertion.”
Bannon says he’s certain that Donald Trump met with Russians who were at Trump Tower in 2016
Bannon said he’s certain that Donald Trump Jr. brought attendees of the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting to meet his father.
Trump ex-campaign manager Manafort sues special counsel Mueller, Deputy AG Rosenstein and the DOJ
Former Trump campaign chairman Manafort has sued special counsel Mueller, Deputy Attorney GeneralRosenstein and the Department of Justice in U.S. federal court, alleging that Mueller has strayed beyond the scope of the investigation he was authorized to pursue.