Bannon Taps Quinn Emanuel Lawyer Ahead of House Panel Appearance

Mr Bannon eventually left his post at the White House in August, saying at the time that he was planning on waging "war" with the Republic establishment form his post at Breitbart.

Bannon has tried to explain away his insults as misunderstandings. Burck has also reportedly represented White House Counsel Don McGahn and former White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus in response to Special Counsel Robert Mueller's probe into the Russian Federation issue.

Mr. Schiff also alluded to a Los Angeles Times story from last week which reported that Ms. Trump could have come into with participants of a controversial June 2016 meeting at Trump Tower that involved a Kremlin-linked Russians lawyer who offered the Trump campaign damaging information on her father's Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton.

Trump claimed he has "a very good relationship" with North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un.

. William Burck, a former White House special counsel during the George W. Bush administration and a former federal prosecutor, is helping Bannon prepare for questions from the House panel about the presidential campaign, CNN reports. He issued a statement Sunday praising the president's eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., whom he was quoted accusing of treasonous behavior in the book.

"You'll see that a lot with me", Trump said about his fiery tweets and nuclear missile threats. Trump and his minions have slammed him publicly and repeatedly, giving Bannon no practical reason to take one for the chief anymore.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders last Thursday said Breitbart should "look at and consider" cutting ties with Mr Bannon.

Beyond revealing the breakup itself, Mr. Wolff's book provides a stinging insight into what some White House insiders thought of the president. "Donald Trump, both a patriot and a good man".

Bannon doesn't quit, though, and he'll be back.

As a new year gets started, there are already more than enough reasons to worry about the state of the union in the era of Donald J. Trump and his merry band of confusion-spinners.

Vanessa Coleman