Former White House strategist Steve Bannon defended President Trump for retaliating against those who testified against him
Steve Bannon said President Trump is “mad” about the constant stream of investigations into his administration.
“He is mad and should be mad. The Democrats and the media wasted three years of the nation’s time on a witch hunt,” Bannon told the Washington Post on Wednesday.
“Now he understands how to use the full powers of the presidency,” he continued. “The pearl-clutchers better get used to it.”
His comments come after Trump fired Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, a White House national security official who testified to a House committee about Trump’s phone call with the Ukrainian president, and railed about the prison sentence recommended for longtime ally Roger Stone.
Hours after Trump tweeted about federal prosecutors’ suggestion that Stone be sentenced to up to nine years in prison, the Justice Department overruled them and sent the judge a new memorandum seeking a more lenient sentence.
The four prosecutors immediately withdrew from the case.