Following a day of bad blood, President Trump’s lawyers hit Breitbart News chief, Steve Bannon with a cease-and-desist letter Wednesday night and threatened ‘imminent’ legal action against the former White House strategist.
The demand letter is a response to harsh comments that Bannon reportedly made to journalist Michael Wolff about Trump’s campaign and leadership. It also comes on the heels of a hard-hitting public statement issued by Trump stating that Bannon had “lost his mind.”
Charles Harder, Trump’s attorney, writes in the letter that Bannon violated a non-disclosure agreement signed during the 2016 campaign by disclosing confidential information, speaking to the media about the campaign and disparaging members of the Trump family.
Additionally, Harder suggests that Bannon told lies that defamed and slandered Trump.
Harder gives 24 hours for Bannon to respond to the letter that he cease publishing defamatory or confidential information and immediately begin preserving relevant documents, a standard demand typically made before the commencement of legal action.
During his appearance on “Breitbart News Tonight” late Wednesday, Bannon called Trump a “great man.”