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Trump Bannon row: White House lawyers threaten former aide

US President Donald Trump’s lawyers have written to his former strategist Steve Bannon, saying he has violated a non-disclosure agreement. The cease-and-desist notice accuses Mr Bannon of defaming the president in speaking to author Michael Wolff.

Wolff’s forthcoming tell-all book describes the president as being unprepared for the job. Mr Trump responded by saying Mr Bannon had “lost his mind” after losing his White House position.

His lawyers said Mr Bannon had broken his employment agreement by speaking to Wolff about Mr Trump and his family, “disclosing confidential information” and “making disparaging statements and in some cases outright defamatory statements to Mr Wolff about Mr Trump, his family members, and the Company”.

On his radio show on Wednesday, Mr Bannon responded to the president’s criticism by saying he was a “great man”.

“You know, I support him day in and day out,” he said on the station run by right-wing Breitbart News, which he heads.

Source: BBC News

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