ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jan 04, 2018
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(White House: Cecilia Vega) The reaction of President Trump to the criticism of his family from old friend Steve Bannon, who today praised the president, featured; details given from Michael Wolff's book "Fire & Fury" that quoted Bannon about Donald Trump, Jr. & Jared Kushner treasonous for the meeting with a Russian lawyer & his critique of Ivanka Trump. [TRUMP - answers question about Bannon.] [Jan. 3, on Breitbart News, voice of BANNON - supports the president.] [White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee SANDERS - criticizes the book as a fantasy.] The threats against the book from Trump lawyers noted; details given of more excerpts from the book about Kushner, Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway, former White House press secretary Sean Spicer & staff concerns about Trump's mental state. [SANDERS - defends the president.] The staff restrictions about cell phones in the White House discussed.
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