If there is one thing to keep in mind about what makes President Donald Trump tick, it is this: Ultimately everything is always about Donald Trump and his core family.
Bannon even suggested Trump was aware of the Trump Tower meeting.
With "friends" like Bannon, Trump doesn't need any more enemies.
Trumpism, understood correctly, at its core, could always be summed up as Donald Trump first.
Former White House chief adviser Steve Bannon has lawyered up as he prepares to answer questions from officials investigating allegations of collusion between President Trump's campaign and Russian Federation.
Feinstein also sits on the Senate intelligence committee, which is conducting its own investigation into the Russian interference and whether Trump's campaign was in any way involved.
Burck is not representing Bannon in the Mueller probe.
In a sweeping interview with the Wall Street Journal, Trump explained that him calling the North Korean leader a "maniac", a "bad dude", "short and fat" and "rocket man" is part of a broader strategy to win over his enemies.
Bannon departed the White House in August, amid a shakeup ushered by White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, who had replaced Reince Priebus as chief of staff a few weeks prior.
As late as last weekend, Bannon continued to tell people that he planned to stay in charge at Breitbart and that Solov supported him.
Trump, ready to say just about anything to win, became the flawless vehicle to advance Bannon's crude ideological views to the highest office in the country.
But since Trump's surprising election victory Bannon's star was already beginning to shine too brightly for a president who craves the limelight.