The View's Meghan McCain Slams White House For Giving Author Unfettered Access

Author Michael Wolff's book, “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,” has completely flipped the political news cycle upside down. Excerpts were released earlier this week, and it’s quite clear that his tome is chock full of tidbits that present President Donald Trump in a less than flattering light.

Trump and members of his staff have blasted the book as a work of fiction, and there were even threats from the president’s legal team about the book's publication. The publishing date was accelerated as a result, and it looks like this book will be flying off the shelves.

We can expect even more headlines about the book's content once it has been digested, but it’s going to be tough to top what’s been released so far. Former White House adviser Steve Bannon is among those that are quoted extensively in the book, and he threw a ton of shade at the president and his family.

Among the things that he had to get off of his chest was that he believed Donald Trump Jr.’s meeting with a Russian source that claimed to have dirt on Hillary Clinton was ‘treasonous.’

Bannon’s remarks sparked a swift response from Trump, who would release a harshly-worded statement directed at his former ally.

“When he was fired, he not only lost his job, he lost his mind,” the statement read in part.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders has been bombarded with questions about Wolff’s work, and she had this to say in response to a question at Wednesday’s press briefing.

“So far from what I can tell of the roughly just over a dozen interactions that he had with officials at the White House, I think close to 95 percent were all done so at the request of Mr. Bannon,” Sanders said.

There have been plenty of questions making the rounds in regards to the validity of the claims made in the book, as well as a ton of head-scratching as to why he was granted such access to the White House to begin with.

As the Independent Journal Review shares, The View’s Meghan McCain is among those that have wondered aloud about the decision making of Trump and company.

“It is NEXT LEVEL, beyond my comprehension stupidity letting someone like Michael Wolff have unfettered access to the White House, the president and his family. Who exactly on the White House communications team thought this was a good idea?" she wondered in a Twitter post.

"And why do they still have a job?” McCain asked.

That’s an interesting point from McCain, but there’s a lack of clarity on the answer to that at the moment. The White House seems to be pushing a narrative that Wolff was there at the behest of Bannon, but that is also unclear.

Regardless, it looks like there were some rather large balls dropped somewhere along the way, and it also appears that there are a bunch of folks on the White House staff that don’t think too kindly of the man in charge.

Wolff is now out and about promoting his book, and we can expect interest to remain high for the time being. As for additional responses from the White House, Trump, or Bannon, we’ll have to stay tuned.

Source: Independent Journal Review
Photo: Wikipedia, YouTube, Meghan McCain/Twitter

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