Steve Bannon: Trump ‘Is Going To Go Full Animal’ On Opponents Now That Mueller Has Cleared Him Of Collusion
Steve Bannon, the controversial former editor of Breitbart News who played a key role in the election of President Trump (at least if you ask him), has a prediction about what’s coming now that special counsel Robert Mueller has handed over his report on Russia collusion to the Justice Department.
After 2,800 subpoenas and 500 witness interviews, Mueller’s office found no evidence “that any U.S. person or Trump campaign official or associate” conspired or “knowingly coordinated” with Russians during the 2016 campaign. The counsel also cleared Team Trump of allegations that they conspired with Russians to hack and release Democrats’ emails.
Trump, Bannon says, “is going to go full animal” now that he feels vindicated.
“When I saw no new indictments — I thought, Oh my God! They didn’t indict anybody regarding the [former National Security Adviser Michael] Flynn investigation, they didn’t indict Don, Jr.,” Bannon said, referring to Trump’s son. “Maybe [Mueller] could have details about obstruction of justice that are not indictable, but are meaningful. But right now, it looks like they have nothing.”
With that said, Bannon predicted Trump will “come off the chains” — and use the Mueller findings — or lack thereof — to bash opponents. “He will use it to bludgeon them,” Yahoo News reported.
He claimed credit for predicting that Trump would be unscathed by the report and advising the president not to discredit it.
“I kept telling him, ‘Don’t say Mueller’s bad, I don’t think he’s going to have anything.’”
The upshot of the Mueller probe is that the left is “in tears,” he said. “On ‘Rachel Maddow,’ she went 10 minutes into her show before the words ‘no indictment’ crossed her lips. On CNN, they’re in the mumble tank. They’re crestfallen. They thought this would be it.”
Trump on Monday hinted at what may soon come to pass.
“It lasted a long time. We’re glad it’s over. It’s 100% the way it should have been. I wish it could have gone a lot sooner, a lot quicker. There are a lot of people out there that have done some very, very evil things, very bad things. I would say treasonous things against our country and hopefully that people that have done such harm to our country, we’ve gone through a period of really bad things happening,” the president said.
Trump added that if he has his way, those who investigated him will themselves be investigated.
“Those people will certainly be looked at. I’ve been looking at them for a long time and I’m saying why haven’t they been looked at? They lied to Congress. Many of them, you know who they are, they’ve done so many evil things,” he said.
Trump also said he wants to make sure that what he’s endured never happens to another president.
“I will tell you, I love this country. I love this country as much as I can love anything. My family, my country, my God, but what they did, it was a false narrative. It was a terrible thing. We can never let this happen to another president again. I can tell you that. I say it very strongly. Very few people I know could have handled it. We can never, ever let this happen to another president again,” Trump said.