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Subject: In town pool report # 5 — POTUS on Bannon

Michael Shear
Sent: Thursday, August 20, 2020 11:27 AM
Subject: In town pool report # 5 — POTUS on Bannon

Quick quotes by potus in Oval Office during meeting with Iraqi PM. Will send fuller quotes soon:

Re: charges against Bannon:

I feel very badly. I haven't been dealing with him for a very long period of time.


Haven't been dealing with him at all.

Don't know anything about the project at all.

It's a very sad thing by mr. Bannon

I don't like that project. I thought it was being done for showboating reasons.

(Regarding the efforts to fund a wall with private funds:)

It was something I very much thought was inappropriate to be doing.
Michael D. Shear
White House Correspondent
The New York Times (
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