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Reputation in Shambles Steve Bannon Issues Statement of Regret to Trump, Praises Don Jr

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Bannon, in the Dog House and Desperate to Recover, Says His Support for Trump Is ‘Unwavering’

Steve Bannon has issued a statement of regret, but not an apology. Indeed, the words “sorry” or “apologize” don’t appear in the statement. The Breitbart publisher who was interviewed multiple times and spoke very freely to Michael Wolff when he was the Trump White House Chief Strategist has lost his top financial backer and the support and friendship of the president after remarks he made centered prominently in Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House.”

Bannon is also praising Donald Trump Jr. in a new statement given exclusively to Axios.

“Donald Trump, Jr. is both a patriot and a good man. He has been relentless in his advocacy for his father and the agenda that has helped turn our country around,” Bannon’s statement says. 

Bannon’s statement says his comments about Donald Trump Jr’s meeting with the Russians, which he called “treasonous” and “unpatriotic,” were not about Don Jr. but about Paul Manafort.

Bannon had told Wolff, “They’re going to crack Don Junior like an egg on national TV,'” so his new statement is inconsistent with his remarks to Wolff. 

He also says in the book, “The chance that Don Jr. did not walk these jumos up to his father’s office on the twenty-sixth floor is zero.”

There was no collusion and the investigation is a witch hunt,” Bannon continues, using the exact same words Trump has to describe them. The investigation has already produced a two guilty pleas and two other indictments.

“My support is also unwavering for the president and his agenda — as I have shown daily in my national radio broadcasts, on the pages of Breitbart News and in speeches and appearances from Tokyo and Hong Kong to Arizona and Alabama.”

Indeed, Breitbart, which Bannon has called the “platform for the alt-right,” is also once again the Trump News Network. Here’s the front page as it appears right now:

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“Axios has learned that POTUS has said that he wants surrogates who appear for him on TV to ‘bury Steve,'” Axios reports, adding, “Axios’ Jonathan Swan reported last night: Trump has been working the phones over the past several days, telling allies they need to choose between him and Bannon.”

On CNN Sunday morning, White House policy advisor Stephen Miller had an unhinged meltdown attempting to attack Wolff, Bannon, and CNN. The President then applauded him via Twitter.

Some responses via Twitter:

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Man Shoots and Kills Atlanta Supermarket Cashier, Wounds Guard Over Mask Policy: Police

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A man pulled out a gun and shot and killed an Atlanta-area Big Bear Supermarket cashier over the store’s mask policy, according to police. Two people, including a DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office reserve unit deputy who was inside the supermarket working as a security guard, and the suspect, were also wounded.

“The subject pulled out a weapon and shot a cashier at the location,” DeKalb County Sheriff Melody Maddox said, according to 11Alive. “The individual is deceased.”

“Although details are not complete, authorities say that the male suspect was involved in a dispute with a young woman before he began firing at her inside the store,” the spokesperson for the sheriff’s office said.

There apparently was an altercation over the mask policy, which is clearly posted on the store’s door.

“A witness, identified as Alan Williams, said a man walked into the store, struck the woman with a gun, then shot her. That’s when the deputy and the suspect exchanged gunfire.”

 

This is a breaking news and developing story. 

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'CAN’T HANDLE COLD OR HEAT'

#AbbottFailedTexas Trends as State Electric Authority Warns of Possible Power Outages Again – This Time in Heat Wave

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Over the winter at least 151 Texans died as 4.5 million homes and businesses went without power in a massive failure created by poor planning, lack of regulation, and sheer greed.

Last week Texas Republican Governor Greg Abbott promised he had fixed the problem.

On Monday, less than seven days later, ERCOT, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, urged customers to turn air conditioning to no cooler than 78 degrees and to conserve power, as it expects more blackouts throughout the week – this time during extreme heat.

In a statement ERCOT also asked Texans to not use ovens, washing machines, or dryers.

“If you don’t need something – we are asking you to turn it off and unplug it if possible.”

Many Texans, and many Americans, are furious.

 

 

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THE GOP IS NOW THE QANON PARTY

FBI Warns Congress of More Possible QAnon Violence Targeting Democratic Lawmakers

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The FBI has briefed members of Congress that QAnon “digital soldiers” may become violent and engage in more acts of domestic violent extremism, like the January 6 insurrection. In an unclassified version of the threat assessment delivered to top lawmakers in April the Bureau warns that Democrats may be targeted.

Rather than walking away from the far right wing conspiracy movement that paints some top Democrats as part of a dark cabal of cannibalistic Satan-worshipping pedophiles being fought by Donald Trump, some QAnon cultists think “that individuals need to take greater control of the direction of the movement than before,” CNN reports in an exclusive.

The shift is fueled by a belief among some of the conspiracy’s more militant followers that they “can no longer ‘trust the plan” set forth by its mysterious standard-bearer, known simply as “Q,” according an unclassified FBI threat assessment on QAnon sent to lawmakers last week, which was obtained by CNN.

This might lead followers to seek to harm “perceived members of the ‘cabal’ such as Democrats and other political opposition — instead of continually awaiting Q’s promised actions which have not occurred,” according to the assessment.

CNN also reports FBI Director Christopher Wray “made clear the bureau is not investigating” the QAnon movement, but only crimes committed by its adherents.

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