Trump advisor refuses to leave CNN set

"Is the president really arguing that Steve Bannon had nothing to do with him or the presidency?" Miller, who first came into the spotlight defending facts during the Duke lacrosse scandal, began the interview, saying that the book contained incorrect information and misrepresented the president's intellect and competency. He proceeded to talk about Trump's ability to tap into a phenomenon that was overlooked by the political establishment, who he referred to as "so-called" geniuses. Miller's response: "I would assume if I were a member, they would be clamoring to get me into the voting booth".

"But I don't know", Wolff said of Trump. A White House official said that any omission from the transcript was unintentional and that the context of the conversation was clear.

She told ABC: "I'm always amazed at the lengths people will go to, to lie for money and for power".

Despite having "no knowledge" of the meeting, Miller said he was certain all of the allegations in Wolff's book are "a pure work of fiction" and "nothing but a pile of trash through and through".

Mr Bannon is chairman of Breitbart News, and his comments caused a key Bannon backer, Rebekah Mercer, the billionaire Republican party donor and Breitbart co-owner, to distance her family from him. Bannon's apparent advocacy for letting Wolff hang around the White House is inexplicable, as are some of the statements Bannon apparently made to Wolff attacking Donald Trump Jr., and so forth.

CNN's Jake Tapper has a message for top White House aide Stephen Miller: Stop wasting my viewers' time.

During a Monday appearance on Fox News with Tucker Carlson, Miller said that CNN's claims that he was escorted from the set after ignoring requests to leave were "not true". "Watch the hatred and unfairness of this CNN flunky!"

On Sunday, two days after the book's release, WikiLeaks tweeted a link to an electronic image of the text.

Michael Wolff, who wrote "Fire and Fury", spoke with Katy Tur on MSNBC.

Macmillan is the parent organisation of Henry Holt and Company, which released the book.

Vanessa Coleman