Despite efforts by the Trump Administration to stop its publication, the book “Fire and Fury – Inside the Trump White House” is released today. Former Trump operative Steve Bannon makes explosive allegations in the book, but Hamline University political science Professor David Schultz says it’s too early to tell whether they’re true. Schultz does note, however, that “Steve Bannon has a grudge clearly against Trump… and also… the secondary author of the book [Michael Wolff] has had, let us say, a dubious record in terms of accuracy and has been highly criticized.”
Schultz predicts public reaction to Bannon’s book “probably is either gonna be dismissed as just rumor-mongering if you’re a Trump supporter, as proof that Trump is a traitor if you hate him. The special prosecutor is gonna be looking at it in terms of whether or not these allegations are true and, two, do they suggest possible violations of federal law?” Former F-B-I Director Robert Mueller is heading a special investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 elections.
More in this interview with Professor Schultz: