Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon has described a meeting between President Donald Trump's son Don Jr and a Russian lawyer during the 2016 presidential election campaign as "treasonous" and "unpatriotic," The Guardian reported yesterday.
Bannon made the scathing comments in Michael Wolff's book "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House," which is to be published next week.
"They're going to crack Don Junior like an egg on national TV," Bannon reportedly said.
Bannon, who left the White House in August, was also quoted as saying that the investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller into Russian interference in the 2016 election will focus on money laundering.
Bannon joined Trump's election campaign two months after the June 2016 meeting between Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya and campaign officials.
Donald Trump Jr, Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner and then campaign chairman Paul Manafort were at the meeting held at Trump Tower in New York.
Donald Trump Jr took the meeting with the Russian lawyer after being promised material that would incriminate Trump's Democratic rival Hillary Clinton.