Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon is calling the infamous June 2016 meeting between top Trump campaign officials and Russians 'treasonous' and is blasting the president's eldest son for participating.
Bannon, who held a top role in the campaign, shares his disdain for other top officials for going blind into the meeting instead of dispatching a legal team to vet information in a hand-off way and failing to alert authorities of a possible crime.
'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,' Bannon vented in 'Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House' by Michael Wolff.
'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,' Bannon said, in excerpts obtained by the Guardian.
Attending the meeting were Donald Trump Jr., Trump son in law and Bannon's White House rival Jared Kushner, and former campaign chair Paul Manafort, who has since been indicted on money laundering and conspiracy charges.
They met with Kremlin-linked Russian